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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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    New to Board-Instruction Requested.

    Hello to all. I would like some advice (like so many other newbies) on how to correctly gain mass, and the reasons why nothing in my methods seems to be successful for me thus far.

    Let me start by saying, I have been trying to bulk now off and on for about 6 months or so, with a significant amount of trial and error. Not sure what I'm doing incorrectly. I have lifted both heavy and moderately heavy. I usually work out one body part weekly to give ample time to rest. My stats are as follows: 6'0/190/33 waist.
    I'm not too lean, but obviously am somewhat of a hard gainer.

    Basically, my diet has been something like this:

    #1-1 cup oatmeal/2 scoops pure whey/yogurt
    #2-4 scoops N-large w water
    #3-Turkey breast/wheat pasta/veggie
    #4-4 scoops N-large w water
    #5-2 scoops pure whey
    #6-Chicken breast/pasta/veggie

    I am enjoying the sport, but am getting increasingly frustrated as to why I'm not seeing any muscle results. I realize that I have not covered all the information you may need to make an accurate assessment, so let me know what other stats you need and I will provide. Please advise. My thanks to everyone.
    Last edited by RSinz; 12-07-2002 at 11:55 PM.

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    It seems there's next to no fat in your diet.
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    What might have been and what has been / Point to one end, which is always present."

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    Hi. I take 1-2 tbs. flax daily. I thought that there are good fats in N-large. What exactly do the fats do?

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    It all kind of depends on the portions you are eating in you meals. Have you done a calorie/fat/carb/protein count for your average meals?

    EDIT: a count of the aformetioned variables of your daily intake is a good idea too.
    Last edited by GIS; 12-08-2002 at 12:08 AM.

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    No. I have been following around 200g protein, 200-250 carbs daily. I'm still learning. What role do fats play in bulking? Can it inhibit your growth even if your eating well with everything else?

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    You could probably stand to eat more.

    What is your curent routine?
    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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    Hi Paul. My workout is as follows:

    S-Chest/Shoulders/Tris
    M-Rest
    T-Legs/Calves
    W-Rest
    Th-Back/Biceps
    F&S-rest

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    My first suggestion is to eat more. Real food. REplace some of those meals with steak and milk.

    Be more spcific about your workouts. Are you progressively getting stronger?
    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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    I has a facebook.

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    Originally posted by RSinz
    No. I have been following around 200g protein, 200-250 carbs daily. I'm still learning. What role do fats play in bulking? Can it inhibit your growth even if your eating well with everything else?
    Fats, particulary saturated fat, and some research suggests cholesterol also, is vital for an optimum male hormone profile. At least 30% of calories should be fat for a natural lifter. My suggesting would be eating beef, replacing flax with cod liver or salmon oil and use extra virgin olive oil to bump up your calories.

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    To gain weight you need to take in more than you burn off. Many people have very high metabolisms and need much more than they realize.

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