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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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  1. #1
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    Looking for some tips...

    Hi,

    Im 16, and Ive been working out for a few months now, but am still new to everything. For those of you who want to know my main areas on which I want to focus:
    -arms (+- 12-12.5 inches flexed)
    -shoulders
    -chest
    -back
    (-abs)

    My legs are in decent shape, so they arent that much a priority. At the gym (appartment complex gym), I do the bicep curl, flies, lateral pulldown, seated row-like machine, and both bench/incline press. My goal is to gain both strength and size fairly quickly. I plan on going to the gym for 1 hour or so 3x a week; is this sufficient?

    I would like to know what I have to do to gain size/strength fast. Do I focus on reps or simply weight? For example, do I choose a weight which I can easily do 10-12 reps or one which I can only do 5-6?

    Also, do I have to strictly control my diet or can I continue to eat normally if I want size increases?

    Sorry for all the questions, but Im pretty much a n00b at this. I'd appreciate it if ya'll could answer my questions, and add anything else I would possibly need to know!

    Thanks in advance,

    OutlawZ

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    Senior Member TreeTrunks's Avatar
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    try using the search box inthe upper right hand corner. It will have all your answers and so much more.

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    how about:
    1.train hard
    2.eat alot
    3.sleep alot
    Started Lifting Again!
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    I say Train hard, eat, and sleep! And some HST!
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    Eat alot of protein, rest alot and pick a decent program. Rest and diet are really the key to getting big naturally.

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    http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=1
    http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=2 (read the dieting basics article)
    www.hypertrophy-specific.com (goto HST tab)
    www.thinkmuscle.com (read articles)

    use search for other questions, if you can't find a reasonable answer, then post your question. Hope this helps

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    outlaw how much do you weigh and how tall are you? You might want to consider supplementing with a weight gainer, Prolab's N Large 2 seems to be the most popular. It will help greatly to help get all the calories you need, it can be tough eating enough.

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    Work your legs.
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    NateDogg has it right. The other are correct too, in that eating, sleeping, and training are very important. But don't think you can get the results you are looking for jsut by doing everything that you want to get big. You need to train your legs too. When I first started, I didn't train my legs either, but as soon as I did start training them, the increases were great. I live by total body training (not necessarrily all in one day though), and by the saying "you can't have bi's unless you got the tri's" Keep with it, and train your legs!
    Second place is just a generic term your mom created to make you not feel bad about losing, because second place is actually first loser!

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    Thanks a lot for the replies! Umm, for those who are interested, Im 1m86 and weigh 68kg. I should train my legs, thats probably right...

    About HST, is it safe for me to use at my age? How much does it cost? Are there side effects?

    What sort of specific foods should I be eating to get enough in me, to become bigger? Meat, what else?

    I hope you dont mind replying to some more questions!

    Thanks again!

    OutlawZ

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    Please do give me info on HST, how it works, what it is, etc...it sounds good, but Im not totally confident on that its safe to use at my age?

    OutlawZ

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    Originally posted by OutlawZ
    Please do give me info on HST, how it works, what it is, etc...it sounds good, but Im not totally confident on that its safe to use at my age?

    OutlawZ
    It is perfectly safe. Do some reading over on the hst site (www.hypertrophy-specific.com), do a search for HST on these forums, then ask specific questions if you still have them. There has been a lot of HST talk on this site, so a search should be fruitful.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    HST is a training program

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll check the site out when I have the time!

    But another question: are there specific exercises I should do to gain in my shoulders and arms other than the ones Im doing (mentioned above)?

    OutlawZ

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    Do Compound exercises. A lot of guys get in the gym and neglect the compound lifts and they look like **** because of that. Just remember compound=mass. Oh compound lifts are squat, bench, deads, rows, bb curls. Those are great mass builders. And of course diet is the most important factor.

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    Natedogg nailed it with leg training.

    Don't forget your wheels man. You can't drive a car if it hasn't got any wheels!!!!

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    What are bb curls?

    And what factors of diet do I have to focus on?

    OutlawZ

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    bb curls = barbell curls
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    You need to focus on eating and eating a lot. Take in at least 1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh. And take in 2-3 grams of carbs for every pound you weigh. Those are just rough estimations though. Oh yeah don't forget to eat healthy fats as well. Basically consume massive amounts of calories and you'll grow.

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    Haha, barbell curls...is that a steel bar with weights on either side? And how many reps should I do of those? And how many sets?

    OutlawZ

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