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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    Cutting Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well after a 6 month bulk i strarted cutting 2 weeks ago...CARDIO SUCKS!!!!! also I have kept my same workout routine and I have gotten slightly weeker..I got off creatine so I wouldnt hold water as much and My pumps are not as good,,,,screw this..im gonna start eating like a horse again and stick with the heavy weight...being strong and heavier is much more pleasing than this cutting crap..but I guess its a necssary evil In the BB world right..maby I should suck it up..even during my bulk phase i could always see my ab outlines and I kept my waist small,,but after 2 weeks there coming in pretty good..should I suck it up and press on???? sorry to ramble just had to vent....

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    I would suck it up for like a couple of more weeks, imo. I personally think cutting sucks too. I think lifting heavier, and being stronger are more important than this cutting crap. Just my 2 cents.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    If you are trying to be a pro body builder, you know what you have to do. If you are concerned with your health instead of BB, check my next paragraph.

    I'm probably in the wrong forum to be saying this, but I think fitness is much more important than mass. Try variety in exercise. I will run a marathon next year, become a rated Volleyball player with 2 years, and try to get just a little bit bigger. By mixing up my activities (long distance running, sprinting and jumping in beach volleyball, and mass gaining at the gym), I'm able to break down more psychological barriers, live a longer life, and feel healthier. The human body was not meant to soley gain mass.

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    Cardio is not required to cut it only speeds it up. Also helps you burn muscle if you dont get ni enough carbs and cals, (i know from experience)

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    Jaun and about running a marathon not everyone can run a marathon lol, lets be realistic. Also marathon runners dont really live any longer than people who never ran them.

    The goal I think of being in shape is to lower your risk of heart attack, back problems, and problems assosiated with benig out of shape.

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    I'm not arguing that running a marathon is the best exercise. I'm arguing for variety in the type of workout performed. To maximize fitness, mix up quick twitch building and slow twitch burning exercise. Play Basketball, run, and lift weights on different days of the week. Combine aerobic and anaerobic.

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    Also, I'm convinced that just about anyone short of the extremely obese can run a marathon given 9 months of training.

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    Quit being a wuss. Skip the cardio and eat below maintenance. If you eat filling foods, you won't be hungry and you will only lose a little strength. We all gotta do it once in a while (everyone except AFreakyMutation, apparently), so just do it!

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    well yeah 9 months of training MAYBE, but I can barely run a mile right now, I know i cant r un 27,

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    if i was in such poor shape i couldnt run a mile the weight room would be the last thing on my mind
    to sculpt you must first have concrete
    You are only as stong as your weakest joint

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    I'd start conditioning yourself to run that mile, hehe.
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    if i was in such poor shape i couldnt run a mile the weight room would be the last thing on my mind
    I'm in good shape, I'm not really focusing on endurance though, you cant focus on improving endurance and growing mass at the same time. Having good endurance doesnt improve how you look or feel either, you dont even notice it until you run.

    From what I've heard to improve endurance you have to lift light weights for high reps, I might do that with squats or something to improve my running ability.
    Last edited by Lucian; 07-01-2002 at 02:55 AM.

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    Also, the other reason I havent focused on endurance, is because I'm genetically better at building muscle than I am at running marathons,

    I might improve my endurance so I can run 2-3 miles, but really thats all the endurance I'll ever need.

    Why would anyone need to run a marathon? Thats going to improve your health, hell running doesnt really improve your health all that much to be worth it, if you are running because you are good at it fine. IF you are running to prove you can run, fine. IF you are running for your health, its kinda pointless to run more than a couple of miles a day. You really dont need to run at all, theres other ways to exercise the heart and lungs which work just as good which put less stress on the joints.

    Go to a gym, use the stationary bike, its far more effective than running, the only diffrence is running uses more muscles which requires more muscle endurance, stationary bike only uses the legs.

    Also, I'm convinced that just about anyone short of the extremely obese can run a marathon given 9 months of training.
    Yes perhaps, But its not worth the sacrafice in strength to do so. Running a marathon is not a good thing for someone who wants to build muscle. I'm sure anyone could run a marathon given enough time to train, I dont know if 9 months is the exact number but that sounds reasonable, but the question is, does anyone really want to run a marathon? For endurance purposes a marathon isnt going to help your endurance, it puts so much stress on your body that you'll be using muscle for fuel.

    The question becomes do you want big strong muscles, or do you want endurance muscles which will not be as big or as strong?
    Last edited by Lucian; 07-01-2002 at 03:08 AM.

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