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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    This thread is older than the average life expectancy of a hamster.
    Everyone complains about how nobody uses the search function then we get comments like this... The guy who brought this back had a legitimate question and it seemed to fit in with what was being discussed in this thread.

    But you're right. Why try to build on the vast amount of knowledge floating around here? He should have made another thread that would have most likely degraded to useless rambling like many threads around here lately. Thus making it harder and harder to actually find any decent information when someone tries to use the search function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    you're right.
    Thank you Deeder.
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    to answer number1, no way can you go pro and totally say you are and have been 100% natural, just not possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Everyone complains about how nobody uses the search function then we get comments like this... The guy who brought this back had a legitimate question and it seemed to fit in with what was being discussed in this thread.

    But you're right. Why try to build on the vast amount of knowledge floating around here? He should have made another thread that would have most likely degraded to useless rambling like many threads around here lately. Thus making it harder and harder to actually find any decent information when someone tries to use the search function.
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    Agree with all the OP's topics. However, in such a lengthy article, the writer only managed to scratch the surface IMO. Check out my sig for a great article that digs even deeper into the myth hat.. (i.e. excessive consumption of anti-oxidants found to actually inhibit muscle recovery)!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidMan View Post
    3 -- If you eat a low-fat diet, it doesn't matter how many calories you take in, you won't gain any fat.
    The bottom line is, if you exceed your energy requirements, you'll gradually get fatter and fatter. It's true that eating a diet rich in fat will pack on the pounds quicker for a variety of reasons, the most significant being that a gram of fat has nine calories as opposed to the four calories per gram that carbohydrates and proteins carry. Fat is also metabolized differently in the body. It takes a lesser amount of calories to assimilate the energy in ingested fat than it does to assimilate an equal (weight wise) amount of carbohydrates. Consequently, more fat calories get stored than carbohydrate calories. However, the gross intake of carbohydrates, as facilitated by many of the weight-gain powders, will make you fat very quickly.
    damn right. i hate this one being thrown about by people. nice post

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    crap, i voted before i saw the date of the forum.
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    I like this post.Answered alot of my questions.

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    10 -- You can't make gains if. you only train with weights three days a week.
    Although you probably couldn't find a single steroid-assisted athlete who trains only three days a week [well, I was, and I made fantastic gains!], there's absolutely no reason why a three-day-a-week routine couldn't work for many natural athletes. As long as your routine attacked the whole body and you worked to failure on each set, you could easily experience great gains on this sort of routine. However, you need to pay even more attention to your diet if you only train three days a week, especially if your job involves little or no physical activity, and you like to spend your idle time eating. Ignore those who say three-day-a-week bodybuilders are only 'recreational lifters'. Think quality and not quantity.

    to failure... lol

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    I just wanted to say that as a new member to the site the information there was really helpful.

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    Wow. I can't believe i read that whole thing. Great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike42506 View Post
    Wow. I can't believe i read that whole thing. Great post.
    theres some BS in it, like this

    10 -- You can't make gains if. you only train with weights three days a week.
    Although you probably couldn't find a single steroid-assisted athlete who trains only three days a week [well, I was, and I made fantastic gains!], there's absolutely no reason why a three-day-a-week routine couldn't work for many natural athletes. As long as your routine attacked the whole body and you worked to failure on each set, you could easily experience great gains on this sort of routine. However, you need to pay even more attention to your diet if you only train three days a week, especially if your job involves little or no physical activity, and you like to spend your idle time eating. Ignore those who say three-day-a-week bodybuilders are only 'recreational lifters'. Think quality and not quantity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouthern View Post
    theres some BS in it, like this

    10 -- You can't make gains if. you only train with weights three days a week.
    Although you probably couldn't find a single steroid-assisted athlete who trains only three days a week [well, I was, and I made fantastic gains!], there's absolutely no reason why a three-day-a-week routine couldn't work for many natural athletes. As long as your routine attacked the whole body and you worked to failure on each set, you could easily experience great gains on this sort of routine. However, you need to pay even more attention to your diet if you only train three days a week, especially if your job involves little or no physical activity, and you like to spend your idle time eating. Ignore those who say three-day-a-week bodybuilders are only 'recreational lifters'. Think quality and not quantity.
    please explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killa Kurt View Post
    LOL I saw it in the new post section, didn't realize it was from 02.
    hahhaa i thought it was like a month old
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    Genetics is the weak man's excuse for why he sucks at life. Don't be that guy.

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    2 -- In order to get really big, you have to eat a super-high-calorie diet.
    Well, that's true; you'll get really big if you eat a super high-calorie diet, but you'll look like the Michelin Man's fraternal twin. However, if you want to get big, lean-tissue wise, then super-high-calorie diets are probably not for you unless you are one of those very few people with metabolicrates so fast you can burn off these calories instead of depositing them as fat. Unfortunately, studies show that, in most people, about 65% of the new tissue gains brought about by high-calorie diets consists of fat! Of the remaining 35%, approximately 15% consists of increased intracellular fluid volume, leaving a very modest percentage attributable to increased lean muscle mass.
    According to Dr Scott Connelly (MM2K, Spring 1992, p. 21), only about 20% to 25% of increased muscle growth stems from increased protein synthesis. The rest of the muscle growth is directly attributable to increased proliferation of the satellite cells in the basal lamina of muscle tissue, and dietary energy (calories) is not a key factor in the differentiation of these cells into new myofibres (muscle cells).
    Of all factors determining muscle growth, prevention of protein breakdown (anti-catabolism) seems to be the most relevant, but adding adipose [fat] tissue through constant overfeeding can actually increase muscle pro- teolysis (breakdown). Furthermore, additional adipose mass can radically alter hormone balances which are responsible for controlling protein breakdown in muscle. Insulin balance, for one, which partially controls anti-catabolism in the body, is impaired by consistent overfeeding. So much for the eat-big-to-get-big philosophy!
    Stay away from the super-high calorie diets unless you're a genetic freak, or you're woefully lean and don't mind putting on fat [or you're using appropriate pharmaceutical supplements].



    So much for Eat big, Lift big, Rest big??????

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    too much text, not enough white space.
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