The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    Lemme see if I got this cutting/bulking diet thing right...

    K, I'll admit I know little/nothing about diet, so if you guys could help steer me in the right direction.

    So far I understand there are two major types of diet, cutting and bulking?

    Both work well with 4-6 meals per day.

    And the both go something like this?

    Breakfast-high protein, medium carbs
    Lunch-high protein, low carbs (low GI), low fat
    Pre-workout-some carbs
    Post-workout-high carbs (high GI), medium protein
    Dinner-medium carbs(low GI), high protein
    Late meal-high protein, no carbs, low fat

    Around what % bf should one achieve while bulking? I assume the goal is to gain bf which is then more easily converted to muscle?

    Finally, how long should one be on a "cutting" routine before going back to bulking? and how long on bulking?
    Thanks for any help!


    Me:
    I'm 26, 5'10, 174 lbs around 9% bf

    I've been avg. roughly 1940 calories per day, 180g protein, 190g carbs, 40g fat and I've been losing 1-2lbs per week. I'm going to try to get my caloric intake to around 2100 per day.

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    ...fattest...fatter...fat. WannaBeStrong's Avatar
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    Around what % bf should one achieve while bulking? I assume the goal is to gain bf which is then more easily converted to muscle?
    That's not my goal. If you hit 12% it's time for a cut. 10% is said to be the ideal BF for gaining muscle (can't remember where I read it though).

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    When your fat starts to overlap your hips it's time to think about a change.

    Thats what the football coach tells me. He says let your hips determine how much fat to carry.

    It seems like good advice to me, so thats what I use.

    I spread my carbs. evenly during the day and eat some even before I go to sleep.

    If you want to lose fat, just play with your carb. intake.

    I changed mine from 150 g/day to 100g/day and I lost 3 pounds in two weeks and I'm eating more calories than I was two weeks ago by 550 per day.

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