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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?

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    My 3 1/2 month bulk, 124-151

    These are some pics of me at 124 lbs...
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    You realize you're uploading thumbnails of larger pictures right?
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    And me at 151 lbs...
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    Where's the pics of you at 151?

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    aha ****, right as I posted that you posted the pics, my bad!

    PS. Saw the pics, you definitly put on weight, but it looks like alot of it is fat (not trying to offend!)...what does your routine/diet look like?
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    151 lbs continued.... I wanna continue bulking till I graduate in May. I am 23, and about 5'8-5'9. Any comments or suggestions? I wrote in the new members section when I began. I had been really skinny all thru high school and college, so this whole bulking thing is a first.
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    I try to fit in about 5 meals a day
    Breakfast- Oatmeal
    Lunch- 4-5 chicken filets
    Snack- Fetticini, or 3 chicken strips
    Dinner- Chicken
    Snack- varies
    I also drink a protien shake before and after bed.
    I lift MWF, mixing up my workout, but hitting back, lats, biceps, triceps, abs, quads, hamstrings, and calves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omen6 View Post
    aha ****, right as I posted that you posted the pics, my bad!

    PS. Saw the pics, you definitly put on weight, but it looks like alot of it is fat (not trying to offend!)...what does your routine/diet look like?
    I actually wanted to put on some body fat, I was incredibly boney before, and looked sickly, so I wanted to add some body fat to round out my face etc. As lame as that might sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtrose View Post
    I actually wanted to put on some body fat, I was incredibly boney before, and looked sickly, so I wanted to add some body fat to round out my face etc. As lame as that might sound

    No, I know what you mean. In your second set of pics you can deff. see muscle compared to your 124 pic. Just keep eating good/lifing heavy/resting!

    Also, im curious, why don't you do any chest/shoulder workouts?
    Last edited by omen6; 12-13-2007 at 06:55 PM.

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    Sry, I do, I do bench, military press, pushups, incline bench, seated rows, all kinds of stuff for those...

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    other suggestions?

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    You definately look like a different person in the second set of pics. If I was you, I would stay at 150-155 for a while and lift heavy. Try to turn some of your fat into mass, then bulk again. Good job putting on those 27lbs. though
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    Quote Originally Posted by j_man_honda View Post
    You definately look like a different person in the second set of pics. If I was you, I would stay at 150-155 for a while and lift heavy. Try to turn some of your fat into mass, then bulk again. Good job putting on those 27lbs. though
    Can turn fat into anything
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    funny thing about the fat, I didn't ever anticipate it being a problem, I always saw myself as a typical hardgainer ectomorph, I stayed in the 120's pretty much my entire adult life, untill this year, the most i ever weighed was about 131-132. My ultimate goal right now is to get as big as possible, then cut. I'm not so concerned with the fat at this point, because I think I can probably shed it relatively fast, but then again, I have never had to shed fat before. hahaha... Can you turn fat into anything?? hahahahahahahahaha! I would like to get up to around 180 and see how that looks. Again, I am not so afraid of the beefy look, and my belly isn't so big in the morning, as it is at night after eating a ton! haha. My jeans are all still 29 inch waist, and I wear them daily with little problem, the only place they are tight is on my thighs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtrose View Post
    other suggestions?

    Man I'm in the same boat as you. I was 130-135 for sooo long, then after working out for a few months now I'm 151lbs. And the better thing is I've gained very little fat- I just make sure I eat right (I eat alot of nuts, tuna, meat, pasta, fruits, drink MILK!!) and I lift heavy. My routine is like

    Mon: Chest/back
    Tues: Legs/Shoulder
    Wed: off
    Thurs: (same as monday)
    Friday: (same as tuesday)
    Sat: Off
    Sun: Off

    That way everything is getting worked twice! I'd reccommend it to you as its working pretty good for me (ectomorph). Also, I squeeze in a couple bi/tri/trap excercises whenever I feel like it.

    Another thing, I'm on a weight gainer, its by Ultimate Nutrition and its called ISO Mass Xtreme Gainer- it works veeeerrrryyyy good. Its got 640 cal. in it with very little fat and sugar. As well as 65 g of protein (whey, egg, etc.) and as a bonus, 7 diff. types of creatine. The guys at Popeyes said it was the best gainer they have, so I'd definitly reccommend it to you as its working pretty good for me.

    edit: heres a link to the gainer

    http://www.a1supplements.com/Iso-Mas....-p-17009.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtrose View Post
    I try to fit in about 5 meals a day
    Breakfast- Oatmeal
    Lunch- 4-5 chicken filets
    Snack- Fetticini, or 3 chicken strips
    Dinner- Chicken
    Snack- varies
    I also drink a protien shake before and after bed.
    I lift MWF, mixing up my workout, but hitting back, lats, biceps, triceps, abs, quads, hamstrings, and calves.
    Looks like you need more fats and carbs, and wheres the fruits and vegetables?

    Do something like this...
    Meal 1: Shake consisting of 1 cup oats, 1-2 tbsp olive oil, 2 cups skim milk, 2 scoops whey
    Meal 2:4-5 Chicken fillets, brocolli (or anything green you like), brown rice/baked potato
    Meal 3: Protein shake in milk/water and some mixed nuts, and w/e fruit you like
    Meal 4: Chicken with some type of vegetable and complex carb like brown rice or whole wheat bread/whole wheat noodles
    Meal 5: Same as meal 1

    You'd have to guage how many cals you need because this would be a ton for a 150 lb guy so you might want to cut it down in some places like half a cup of oats instead of 1 cup in the shake and what not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omen6 View Post
    Man I'm in the same boat as you. I was 130-135 for sooo long, then after working out for a few months now I'm 151lbs. And the better thing is I've gained very little fat- I just make sure I eat right (I eat alot of nuts, tuna, meat, pasta, fruits, drink MILK!!) and I lift heavy. My routine is like

    Mon: Chest/back
    Tues: Legs/Shoulder
    Wed: off
    Thurs: (same as monday)
    Friday: (same as tuesday)
    Sat: Off
    Sun: Off

    That way everything is getting worked twice! I'd reccommend it to you as its working pretty good for me (ectomorph). Also, I squeeze in a couple bi/tri/trap excercises whenever I feel like it.

    Another thing, I'm on a weight gainer, its by Ultimate Nutrition and its called ISO Mass Xtreme Gainer- it works veeeerrrryyyy good. Its got 640 cal. in it with very little fat and sugar. As well as 65 g of protein (whey, egg, etc.) and as a bonus, 7 diff. types of creatine. The guys at Popeyes said it was the best gainer they have, so I'd definitly reccommend it to you as its working pretty good for me.

    edit: heres a link to the gainer

    http://www.a1supplements.com/Iso-Mas....-p-17009.html
    rtrose please dont follow this routine, all this guy is doing is asking for himself to get overtrained and you do not need that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtrose View Post
    Sry, I do, I do bench, military press, pushups, incline bench, seated rows, all kinds of stuff for those...
    What's your routine look like?

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    Take the advice of the experienced people, because you got yourself fat.

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    even if you gained some fat, you still look waayyyyy better then before. nice job man.

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    You look much better than before... now gain 30 more pounds, and make sure you're getting enough protein.
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    When posing, try to SPREAD your shoulders apart. Instead of pulling your shoulder blades together, try to spread them apart and a little forward to bring out your lats. You may need to work on your posture aswell. Look at your side shot. Your shoulders are sitting way back and it looks really awkward. Nice job on gaining 27lbs. If it were me, i'd maintain at around 160 for a couple months and then bulk up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madden Freak View Post
    rtrose please dont follow this routine, all this guy is doing is asking for himself to get overtrained and you do not need that
    how am I overtraining? I work each part twice a week, only 3 diff. excercises a day per body part, 3x6-8 reps...thats not overtraining...plus I've got three days of rest! Also each of my workouts is around 45 minutes (fitness class) and I don't have to 'rush' through it or anything. Why do you say it's overtraining?
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    great progress! I'm with detard. Maintain ~160 for a few months and give your heart a chance to catch up!
    To those saying "he got fat": Do you really think he should be doing a slow bulk at 5'8" 120 lbs?

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