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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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    Is there a noticeble difference here...

    I took a pic this morning just to compare, the poses are alittle different, but I wanted to know if anyone noticed a difference.

    I've been weighing myself, and the scale says I've lost another 5 or so pounds, but I feel like I'm getting fatter. I also did a body fat test with some vernier calipers, and it came out to about 24% fat, can someone tell me if that is right also please.

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    that was 3 weeks ago..wait another 3-4 weeks dude
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    I think it was around that if it was even that long ago, lol, but thanks.

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    your chest looks less fat on the after picture

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    I agree, i think you look thinner man
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    It's hard to tell, in the after picture your arms are higher which is stretching your stomache longer so it's hard to compare
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    Dont expect results to so immediate, alright you've made some progress, but look at the bigger picture and assess yourself less often, it will help you more i feel.

    Dont do everything too quick or you will lose more muscle than desireable and you dont want that.
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    Hey man, I'm sure you've probably toned up a little or lost some fat, but, like Big-Ron said, you'd probably do better to take pictures over 2 or 3 months' time. You'll be much more appreciative of the results, because there will be much more to see.

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    yes there is a noticeble difference

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    yup

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    Much trimmer

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    Re: Is there a noticeble difference here...

    Originally posted by geoknight2002

    I've been weighing myself, and the scale says I've lost another 5 or so pounds, but I feel like I'm getting fatter.
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    Your mind will start to play some nasty tricks on you. I'm currently a little discouraged because I don't think I'm growing very much. I want to get big and was all excited because I started lifting for mass, and after 3 weeks I've put on a good 7 pounds. Nevertheless my mind is starting to get impatient even though I've been gaining good weight and all my friends have been seeing a big difference.

    So, in other words just keep looking at that scale. They don't lie and you'll feel 'fatter' just because you're going to want to see improvement right away, but as we all know that doesn't happen. Also, only weigh yourself every other week or so... don't live by the scale. It's fun to make it a competition to 'prepare' for the next weeks weigh in to try and beat your past weight.

    Mental, mental, mental!!

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    Oh yeah... you look a LOT better from way back when you posted your very first pics of sitting in a chair... keep working hard!

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    Noticeable difference, but it's only been 3 weeks.
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    Thanks for comments guys.

    I appreciate the comments very much, I was just wanting to get some good motivation to keep my esteem going for my lifting, thanks for the advice, I will weigh myself less often, and perhaps post pics again in liek a month.

    Thanks.

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    doing good man keep it up

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    keep at it man!
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    hmmm with your arm stretched higher it does make you look thinner in your gut area but your chest is thinner man..wait a month or two then post another bro
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    Looking awesome dude! Keep it up.
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    Wow this one's back from the dead.

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    dudes last post was in september, i really doubt hes checking for feedback after all this time.
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