The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Question

    What's better far as getting ripped and losing a little bit of weight(around 10 pounds)

    Lifting weights and cardio

    Or

    Bodyweight excersies(Pullups,pushups,planks,etc) and cardio

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    Senior Member Allen Cress's Avatar
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    Always lift weights to help preserve muscle and increase BMR. Proper nutrition and maybe cardio. There is no black and white answer as each person requires something a little different.

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    You want to lift heavy. As heavy as you did before you started dieting to preserve muscle like Allen is saying. You can cut your volume down since your recovery won't be as good. Check out lyle mcdonald's articles. He has a lot of science to back up his recommendations.

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    Assuming diet is identical, you could achieve your goal using either method. Lifting weights will provide much more variety and flexibility within a routine though.

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    What Allen said is 100% correct.


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