The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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
    WannabebigAZN
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    Realize I don't want to be big.

    I shouldn't even be on this forum.
    I am 5 ft 11 @ 177 lbs. I am a fairly lean asian dude.
    I still have a 30 inch waist.
    I'm a little burned out with constantly trying to bulk up.
    I'm 24 years old and going for that pretty boy look.
    I don't care to be 190 or 200+ lbs.
    I've decided that I am going to stick with a high protein low carb clean diet and do tons of circuit training 5 - 6 days/week.
    It may take me several months to get there, but I'm looking to be very vascular and lean in the low 170s.
    I think my lean body mass can go up slightly and my fat % will drop since my protein intake will be higher than usual.

    Most in here would think I should beef up to 200 and then drop.
    Problem is that I hate having a chubby face and I hate not being able to wear my banana republic clothing. Call me vain, but I got issues with getting too big.

    What do you guys think? am I being gay for thinking this way?

    RycherX

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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    Everyone has individual goals.

    I'd still train hard... it isn't like you'll gain 30 pounds in a couple of months if you aren't eating for it..

    I'd use diet to manipulate body composition. If you don't want to get much bigger, don't eat to do it.

    If your goal is to wiegh less than you do now, just alter your diet.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
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    Re: Realize I don't want to be big.

    Originally posted by Rycherx
    I am 5 ft 11 @ 177 lbs. I am a fairly lean asian dude.
    I still have a 30 inch waist.
    I'm a little burned out with constantly trying to bulk up.
    I'm 24 years old and going for that pretty boy look.
    I don't care to be 190 or 200+ lbs.

    What do you guys think? am I being gay for thinking this way?

    Not at all. Like Paul said, everybody has different goals. I don't care to be massive either. But if I could get to 200 with 8% bodyfat I'd surely love it.

    That said, I'm sure Banana Republic makes larger sizes LOL.

    Welcome.
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    thx paul
    -deFenDeRs oF thE unDerRateD

    If it doesnt make dollars, then it doesnt make sense

    I never knew how skinny I was untill I started gaining a little weight

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    there's nothing wrong with it man, everyone is different in every aspect, if we were all the same we'd probably be gunning for Ronnie Colemans physique (ok bad example )

    Dont worry about it fella, although i would stick around here because you can learn a hell of a lot, as there is so much varying information available.

    B-R
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    I agree with Paul.

    Keep training intelligently (giving due consideration to recovery and progression). Just alter your diet to suit your goals.
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    What might have been and what has been / Point to one end, which is always present."

    -T.S. Eliot. "Four Quartets."

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    Thanks for the support guys.
    I think I am going to tweak my diet a little.
    I'd figure if I end up getting super lean in the low 170s,
    I'll just try to maintain myself and probably gain a couple lbs
    every year of muscle which is not bad at all. But I think I am through with mass building.

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    WBB OG Silverback's Avatar
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    you never know, it was only a few weeks ago that i thought about giving it up, but i thought to myself that ive made inroads this far why not push even harder and see what i can make of my self.

    Some of my mates change their mind all the time, whether to go for the big look or the trim one. Just follow what makes you happy.
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    I guess I wouldn't mind being 10 more lbs and cutter than I am now, but I'll say that every year. I'm only young one time.
    I don't care much for being in my 30s and huge, but I don't want to miss out in my early mid 20s looking great either.
    I"ll stick with trim 5 ft 11 low 170s look.

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    You sound decently big. You will look awesome if you start cutting d00d. Being healthy is the main thing, keep up the hard work.

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    No matter who you are and what your goals are as long as your learning and striving for you goals I figure you hang out. 5'11" 170lbs with a 30" waist isn't little though.

    I don't understand why everybody doesn't want to be 240 but that's just my own messed up mentality. No matter how tall 240 should be everybody's goal. Even if you are 2'4".

    Strive for your own goals and don't let what people say keep you from it.
    What is elite?
    "Those who work the hardest often complain the least." -anonymous
    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

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    lol 240lbs @ 2'4" now that would be something!
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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