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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    Help a crazy flabby noob! Diet confusion!

    Hey everyone! I know I'm new! But hear me out!

    I've spent the last two years of college locked in my room.. studying like hell.. and finally, I get a break! In those 2 years, I've really lost my sense of fitness. In highschool, I was fairly active, at least enough to keep in good shape!

    Right now, I weight about 162 lbs, my height is 5 feet, 10 inches. (Btw, I'm a guy).

    I decided to try and do some weight training 3x a week, and researched some good workout routines with the equipment I have (bought from craigslist, 2 dumbbells, 1 curl bar and various weights.. for 50$! lol).

    So far this is my workout schedule:

    Workout A
    1.Squats: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets)
    2.Bench Press: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets.)
    3.Dumbell bentover Rows: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets.)
    4.Overhead Triceps Extensions (with curl bar): (1 set of 10-12 reps.)
    5.Calf Raises: 1-2 sets of 10-12 reps. (1 minute rest between sets.)

    Workout B
    1.Dumbbell Deadlifts: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets.)
    2.Seated Dumbell bicep curls: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets.)
    3.Dumbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 8-10 reps. (2 minutes rest between sets.)
    4.Biceps Curls with the EZ curl bar: 1 set of 10-12 reps.
    5.Ab crunches: 1-2 sets of 10-12 reps. (1 minute rest between sets.)

    The weekly schedule follows the following pattern:
    week 1:
    Monday: workout A
    wednesday: workout B
    Friday: Workout A

    Week 2:
    Monday: workout B
    Wednesday: workout A
    Friday: Workout B

    What do you guys think of that?

    Anyways, the main question for this topic is this: THE DIET!

    How many calories should I consume? This whole thing is confusing! From where I've read, I was told it didn't matter what you ate, so long as you maintained the right calories.

    So how many calories do I consume? I used various calorie calculators and got different values. One recommended I consume 1600 calories a day, another recommended I consume 1900 calories a day! But I've read that a man should not consume less than 1800 calories a day..

    How does it work?
    For example: If I were to consume 1900 calories a day, and I burn 200 calories on my workout days, should I eat 200 more calories those days to maintain my 1900 calories a day requirement? Or do I ignore the fact that I was working out (burning those calories) and go on and continue to consume 1900 calories?

    Someone help!

    I just started working out today. I did each of the sets and consumed around 1400 calories. (I ate a snickers bar when I began to feel really tired and realized I consumed a low amount of calories after reading that no male should not consume below 1800 calories! I know, I was really late).

    PLEASE! If you guys/girls can help me, I'd really appreciate it! I cannot wait to get this thing rolling, and become more involved with this forum as I increase my knowledge in this material. (I had no idea how confusing it could be!)


    To all who offer their advice: THANK YOU!

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    How many calories should I consume?
    What is your goal?

    For example: If I were to consume 1900 calories a day, and I burn 200 calories on my workout days, should I eat 200 more calories those days to maintain my 1900 calories a day requirement?
    Yes.

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    Tom's question is the most important- Proper number of calories for WHAT? Are you looking to build a little muscle, lose a little weight (at your size, I wouldn't see the need for that). 1600-1900 sounds low, given you're relatively young and active.
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    Whoops! Sorry guys, I wanted to lose about 15 pounds by august...

    I have a large amount of belly fat I want to get rid of.

    It's kind of hard for me to count all the calories i consume, being that alot of food around my house has no label... And I don't have too much money to go around and buy the food I need to eat... my normal diet consists of like, 80$ white rice. But I decided to give that up and focus on more fruits and vegetables and protein (eggs/chicken). >.<

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    For anything that doesn't have a label you should be able to find the calories/nutrition data on a calorie counting website.

    my normal diet consists of like, 80$ white rice.
    ???

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    Typo.. sorry.. 80%*.

    Out of curiosity.. what does your diets consist of?

    (feel free to share anyone. ._. )

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    Out of curiosity.. what does your diets consist of?

    (feel free to share anyone. ._. )
    In case you hadn't noticed this thread.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...ow-much-do-you...

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