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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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Thread: 20 Questions

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    20 Questions

    If you got a minute, I wrote up 20 questions in True/False format that I am curious to know your opinions towards:

    T/F (feel free to elaborate)

    1. Creatine loading gives you quicker results--it is not another supplement industry scam.

    2. ALA is a useful supplement like protein and creatine, it does not fit into the HMB/CLA category of having very little benefits for the amount of money you would spend to achieve them.

    3. It is extremely difficult to eat too much meat, too many eggs, or drink too much milk

    4. Cardio is detrimental for those who are bulking

    5. Pro-Hormones have the same side effects as illegal steroids, a higher price, and little benefits in comparison.

    6. The intake of carbs before bed has a negative effect on body fat.

    7. Whey protein along with dextrose and or maltodextrin is by far the best thing you can put in your body post-workout.

    8. Behind the neck presses/pulls are bad for you.

    9. Multivitamins sold at pharmacies (Centrum, One A Day) are almost as good if not as good as higher potency formulas (GNC, Twinlab, AST, Animal Pak).

    10. Your training habits should not alter when you go from bulking to cutting.

    11. I often wear wrist wraps during my workout

    12. I usually eat either eggs, oatmeal, or a combination of for my first meal of the day.

    13. It is impossible to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously.

    14. The best type of cardio is alternating intervals of high intensity with low intensity running or biking.

    15. Performing front dumbbell raises is overtraining if you have already done any type of shoulder press during that same workout.

    16. Water is the best thing you can drink during a workout, forget those ABB drinks and any homemade concoction you've invented!

    17. There is a such thing as too much tuna...I buy into the mercury hype.

    18. White bread is pure evil no matter what your goals are.

    19. Workouts should not exceed one hour.

    20. Training to failure is a crucial element of bodybuilding.


    Thanks to those who reply...I'll be back with my answers.

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    Re: 20 Questions

    Originally posted by JohnnyAutoParts
    If you got a minute, I wrote up 20 questions in True/False format that I am curious to know your opinions towards:

    T/F (feel free to elaborate)

    1. Creatine loading gives you quicker results--it is not another supplement industry scam.

    *True, but only by a few days*

    2. ALA is a useful supplement like protein and creatine, it does not fit into the HMB/CLA category of having very little benefits for the amount of money you would spend to achieve them.

    *True, but when you start megadosing (and thus seeing more effects) it does become quite pricey*

    3. It is extremely difficult to eat too much meat, too many eggs, or drink too much milk

    *True*

    4. Cardio is detrimental for those who are bulking

    *False, a lack of calories is detrimental for those who are bulking*

    5. Pro-Hormones have the same side effects as illegal steroids, a higher price, and little benefits in comparison.

    *True, but people on this site tend to disagree with me here*

    6. The intake of carbs before bed has a negative effect on body fat.

    *Again, I personally feel this is true, but it's probably just all in my head. If you are at or under maintenance for the day you shouldn't see any negative effects.*

    7. Whey protein along with dextrose and or maltodextrin is by far the best thing you can put in your body post-workout.

    *Indifferent, I would have said this was true not too long ago, but I'm beginning to think that low GI carbs can get the job done just as well.*

    8. Behind the neck presses/pulls are bad for you.

    *False, if they stress your rotator cuffs they are bad for you. If they don't hurt you negatively then I don't see why you shouldn't do them.*

    9. Multivitamins sold at pharmacies (Centrum, One A Day) are almost as good if not as good as higher potency formulas (GNC, Twinlab, AST, Animal Pak).

    *True*

    10. Your training habits should not alter when you go from bulking to cutting.

    *True*

    11. I often wear wrist wraps during my workout

    *False, but I don't see a problem with it.*

    12. I usually eat either eggs, oatmeal, or a combination of for my first meal of the day.

    *True*

    13. It is impossible to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously.

    *False, there is an interesting thread building on this in the Diet and Nutrition section with some good insight from ST.*

    14. The best type of cardio is alternating intervals of high intensity with low intensity running or biking.

    *True*

    15. Performing front dumbbell raises is overtraining if you have already done any type of shoulder press during that same workout.

    *False*

    16. Water is the best thing you can drink during a workout, forget those ABB drinks and any homemade concoction you've invented!

    *True*

    17. There is a such thing as too much tuna...I buy into the mercury hype.

    *False, but there is such a thing as too much sodium. You'll know you've hit this point when you're walking around and you feel like a hot air balloon.*

    18. White bread is pure evil no matter what your goals are.

    *This depends on what your views of high vs. low GI carbs is post-workout.*

    19. Workouts should not exceed one hour.

    *False, only because the statement is too general.

    20. Training to failure is a crucial element of bodybuilding.

    *False, training to failure may actually be what holds many people back from progression.*


    Thanks to those who reply...I'll be back with my answers.

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    I say true to 7,9,13,16 and 18. False to the rest

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    3,11,12 & 18 are the only ones I feel are answerable in t/f fashion. The rest have too many variables.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    Thanks for the responses fellas! IMO, the only FALSE answers are 4, 9, 13, 15 and 20. #2 I can't answer b/c I haven't tried ALA yet....but its in the mail!

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