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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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    1st pic!

    would like to know what to improve on. This is at 180lbs, 14%bf middle of bulking phase. so I know cutting is a must.(in due time, my friend) im talking size wise.
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    I don't think you need to cut AT all, keep trying to put on weight. You look great.

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    Not a good pic. I tried to stand normal so you guys can judge with out me being all flexed out.
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    Looking good man, you're going to look awesome after a cut. Just curious, how tall are you?
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    I am 5' 11" with shoes off.
    Thanks for the compliments!

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    Looking real well. Your chest definitely looks like a strong point.
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    in the side view is your stomach relaxed or flexed?

    and what method of calculation did you use to determine you were 14% bf?
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    Originally posted by BigChaseyChase
    Looking real well. Your chest definitely looks like a strong point.
    Chest is very impressive.
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    how can you be 5"11 and weigh 180 and look like that, when i am 6"4 weigh 234 and look the way i do (much skinnier)

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    Probably the same way Matt weighs in the neighborhood of 160 and looks heavier.
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    Ok, you asked what needs improvement. Overall, your upper body appears to have good shape. In a relative sense, your lats and traps lag a bit behind your chest. I would just say that if you wish to be bigger, you need only add overall size.

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    Looking good really good, hopefuly at 180 I'd look the same way.
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    First off, thanks for all the great feed back. Chris I have been trying to focus on weighted pull-ups to bring my lats out, thanks for the honest advice! Avatar yes my stomache is relaxed in all the pictures. Im just standing up straight, however: I have noticed that since my chest has gotten bigger ive begun to fold my shoulders in more..... I think its because I feel like if I hold them back I look as if im sticking my chest out. BF% was measured with calibers. Do you think it looks like more or less? Actually BigAssDan was the one that checked it.(he's a member here.) Thanks Guys

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    I am 5'9" and 183lbs and your chest makes me want to jump off of something high.

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    Great job! How are the legs?

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    Originally posted by kinetixtrainer
    First off, thanks for all the great feed back. Chris I have been trying to focus on weighted pull-ups to bring my lats out, thanks for the honest advice! Avatar yes my stomache is relaxed in all the pictures. Im just standing up straight, however: I have noticed that since my chest has gotten bigger ive begun to fold my shoulders in more..... I think its because I feel like if I hold them back I look as if im sticking my chest out. BF% was measured with calibers. Do you think it looks like more or less? Actually BigAssDan was the one that checked it.(he's a member here.) Thanks Guys
    Oh, and you look great!

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    Again thanks for the feedback. Legs are not my strong suit. I will post a pic of those in a couple of days.( Do not have any yet) But so you know Calves are 15 1/2 ". My Thighs are OK, I seem to have a hard time getting my Hams to grow, any advice on these are much welcomed. I plan to continue to bulk until March and then cut slowly until mid May.

    Honestly does anyone think that my back is too thick!?! I have been told this and would like some feed back please.
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    Originally posted by Reinier
    how can you be 5"11 and weigh 180 and look like that, when i am 6"4 weigh 234 and look the way i do (much skinnier)
    You have a much higher bodyfat.
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    Originally posted by xraygirl
    Probably the same way Matt weighs in the neighborhood of 160 and looks heavier.
    Has anyone actually seen this guy with his shirt off? Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I'm not attacking the guy, I'm just curious.
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    erm...ask Lizzie???
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    Originally posted by xraygirl
    Probably the same way Matt weighs in the neighborhood of 160 and looks heavier.
    Why should I ask Lizzie? You're the one who said this. Its alright, I just thought from your comments there might have been a pic of the Powerman that I did not see.
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    Originally posted by kinetixtrainer
    ...however: I have noticed that since my chest has gotten bigger ive begun to fold my shoulders in more..... I think its because I feel like if I hold them back I look as if im sticking my chest out. ...
    I feel like i do the same thing...dunno if its a bad thing
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    They're dating... that's why you should ask Lizzie...
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    Looking good. I don't think the back is too big ( of course I think most people's backs are too small). Good posture is always a good thing. usually the rounded shoulders comes from an overdeveloped chest and front delts (compared to back and rear delts), however in your case your back looks strong so listen to what your mom told you and stand up straight.



    good work
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