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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    What is a realistic body fat goal

    Hi, as a man in his mid 40's whose not a fraid to train hard (prefer to lift than run), but is past the age of counting calories ... likes the odd pizza with a beer ... but generally eats pretty clean;

    What would be a realistic body fat goal? I am around 15% now, 6'6" weigh around 245lbs, with a goal to add more lean mass this year, and the next, and the next.

    The only suppliment I take is a 'protein shake' after my work out.

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    Last edited by GeorgeD1958; 12-29-2002 at 03:18 AM.
    I'd rather die on my feet than surrender on my knees.

    Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

    The longest journey is the journey inwards.

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    Set a specific long-term goal. ie, I want to weigh 200 pounds at 6% body fat. Then come up with smaller goals in order to reach that goal. ie, By the end of the month I would like to drop 2% bodyfat while keep muscle. Smaller goals help keep you motivated.

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    You will be the healthiest at 8-12%. I think anything lower than that is not good for long periods of time. Competitors get down to 4-6% at show time, but they can't stay there for long. They get very dehydrated to get that low. If you can hover at 10-12%, that is good.
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    bf 12%

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    Competitors are also extremely dehydrated and jacked on steroids. A natural man can't go below 7-8% (truly 7-8%, not the bull**** numbers internet people post) and continue to function properly.

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    Tks for the replies, I figure that if I can drop aim for single figures (read 9%) body fat by the end of the year that will be a slow steady drop (about 7kg / 15lbs), and put on 5kg / 11lbs of lean meat over 12 months that will me I have achieved something in the right direction.

    George
    I'd rather die on my feet than surrender on my knees.

    Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

    The longest journey is the journey inwards.

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    Originally posted by TallGeorgeNZ
    Tks for the replies, I figure that if I can drop aim for single figures (read 9%) body fat by the end of the year that will be a slow steady drop (about 7kg / 15lbs), and put on 5kg / 11lbs of lean meat over 12 months that will me I have achieved something in the right direction.

    George
    Sounds like some good goals for the new year. I would concentrate on one goal at a time (cutting or bulking).

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    10-12 % would be great and is my own goal for the new year

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