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

It’s 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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    Please Help Me With My Diet

    Could any of you help me? I have decided what I want my diet to be –

    2160 calories, 180 g protein, 180 g carbohydrates, 90 g fat
    As little sugar and unsaturated fat as possible.

    5 meals a day

    -Small breakfast every day at 7:00 AM – bowl of cereal (Special K) w/ Skim Milk
    -Protein bar every day at 11:45 AM
    -Meal between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
    -Meal between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    -Meal before bed at 10:00 PM or so

    I would like to avoid supplements aside from my daily protein bar, and I’d like to have most or even all of my meat be poultry, as I prefer poultry. My questions are:

    -Is this even feasible?
    -Where can I find out how many grams and calories are in common foods like eggs, chicken, etc that is unlabeled?
    - If I need supplements, which are the least dangerous?
    - Is this diet unhealthy considering that I do train to build muscle, am 16, and weigh 180 lbs (note my only exercise comes from aerobic and strength training workouts)

    All of the help you can provide me is appreciated, including any possible suggestions for meal plans and websites that will help me fine tune my diet!

    Thank you all very much!

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    YaRgHHhH~ Stray's Avatar
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    Is this even feasible?
    Yeah certainly.


    -Where can I find out how many grams and calories are in common foods like eggs, chicken, etc that is unlabeled?
    Try www.fitday.com...great for counting calories

    - If I need supplements, which are the least dangerous?
    Protein shakes and MRPs,creatine, multi-vitamins.

    Someone on the board here said that getting results is 33% diet 33% excercise and 33% rest...and the remaining 1% is supplements...and I agree with that.

    - Is this diet unhealthy considering that I do train to build muscle, am 16, and weigh 180 lbs (note my only exercise comes from aerobic and strength training workouts)

    Whats unhealthy about it? you might wanna bulk up that breakfast some...ad some protein...but all in all looks doable.
    Last edited by Stray; 08-16-2002 at 08:51 AM.

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    Thanks for that website, it is amazing, do you know of any other useful resources?

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    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

    Is great...pick the bodypart and it'll list excercises that will target it....complete with little pics of how the rep is done

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    What are your goals?
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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    Well, you re 16 y.o, so you don't need to think about supplements yet. Some protein may be ok, provided that you ve run out of meat,eggs,fish etc. The only supplement that can have a great impact on your diet is the flax seed oil. A tablespoon per day is what you should be aiming for.

    The breakfast (break-fast) should be richer. Add 1-2 eggs and if you want to, you can also eat oatmeal instead of the special k but it's not so important.

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    My goals are to lose my 15-20 lbs of extra noticable fat while I continue to build muscle

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    Ok, that's not possible.

    You can just retain your muscle mass while losing the extra bodyfat.

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    what do you recommend to accomplish that, in terms of diet and training?

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    Your goal is to keep as much muscle as possible while on a calorie restricted diet. Try to keep protein relatively high carbs mod and fat mod (prefer flax seed oil,olive oil,peanut butter,eggs and other good sources of fat that aid in testosterone production) Eat about 6 small meals per day. Start with 2500 calories per day and then you can reduce/increase the amount (by 300calories per week) depending on your progress.

    As far as training is concerned: During this phase you should go for moderately heavy weights keeping to an 8 - 10 rep range, but always with high intensity.Your goal during this phase is to retain muscle. You will also need to perform some aerobic activities.(30 - 45 minutes/3 times per week)
    Last edited by Wizard; 08-18-2002 at 03:18 PM.

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