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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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    Abs, Pecs, and Body Fat

    Hey i'm a newbie to the forum and just wanted to get some of your expert advice.

    Anyways, I'm 17 and the summer is coming and its time to get in shape again. Not like i'm out of shape, i'm 5'10" and 160lbs but I have a few questions.

    Abs - I have decent abs, but not great. I feel like I can develop my upper 4 pretty good in time, but the lower 2 are the ones i'm concerned about. Besides the leg raises are there any other exercises specifically targetting lower abs? Also if you could post some successful ab routines on here it would be greatly appriciated.

    Pecs - Again my pecs are decent but I want to get bigger. I have a workout "machine" but its one of those benches that you sit on rather than lay on when you do bench press. Does that effect your chest or just arm because when I workout on it I don't really feel my chest doing much work. Are pushups the way to go? When I was younger I used to do a bunch of them and it really formed my physique into what it is today I think.

    Body Fat - Is there anyway you can get an accurate measurment of your body fat %? How do you get rid of it without losing alot of weight?

    Thanks, I hope everyone can help.

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    for abs and bodyfat in general watch what you eat.
    if you cant get to the gym and do bench press for chest, definitely
    do pushups, there are a lot of different types of pushups you can do to develop the entire chest. also pushups will develop your arms and shoulders as well.

    try to buy a pull-up bar and put it up in a doorway to develop the lats , bi's , and other back muscles.

    the best way to measure bodyfat is looking in the mirror.
    if you like what you see, you're doing something right.

    good luck

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    Originally posted by chachi
    for abs and bodyfat in general watch what you eat.
    if you cant get to the gym and do bench press for chest, definitely
    do pushups, there are a lot of different types of pushups you can do to develop the entire chest. also pushups will develop your arms and shoulders as well.

    try to buy a pull-up bar and put it up in a doorway to develop the lats , bi's , and other back muscles.
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    Do you train your legs? Back?
    Squats work better than supplements.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Another question, does developing your back help with this stuff or are you just suggesting that to me?

    Thanks

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    Re: Abs, Pecs, and Body Fat

    Originally posted by cedboski


    Body Fat - Is there anyway you can get an accurate measurment of your body fat %?
    The most accurate way to measure BF% is underwater weighing. Or is that the way to get the most accurate weight?
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