The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Mind Over Matter Monster Muscle's Avatar
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    Bodyfat % time estimate

    How long do you think it would take to go from 20% to 9-7% bodyfat. just a i guess

    my guess is 6 months to a year when done the proper way. NO DRUGS
    "If you have a 10-horsepower motor and you subject it to a 12-horsepower load, it will burn out. But when you have a human body that is the equivalent of a 10-horsepower motor and you subject it to a 12-horsepower load, it eventually becomes a 12-horsepower motor."
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    It would all depend on the person and how much fat they had to lose. Some people are able to lose fat more easily than others, but your guess is as good as mine.

    There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to determine questions like the one above. Things to consider would be what your body's natural set point is, how long have you been dieting, etc.
    Last edited by bradley; 06-19-2003 at 02:37 AM.

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    You'll probably lose 5% pretty quick, but after that it gets harder as your body fights to hold onto what it's got.
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    Originally posted by bradley
    It would all depend on the person and how much fat they had to lose. Some people are able to lose fat more easily than others, but your guess is as good as mine.

    There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to determine questions like the one above. Things to consider would be what your body's natural set point is, how long have you been dieting, etc.
    um.. im at 17% right now, i ve been dieting for like 2 months now. tryin to get to like 9-8 %
    "If you have a 10-horsepower motor and you subject it to a 12-horsepower load, it will burn out. But when you have a human body that is the equivalent of a 10-horsepower motor and you subject it to a 12-horsepower load, it eventually becomes a 12-horsepower motor."
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    Originally posted by Monster Muscle


    um.. im at 17% right now, i ve been dieting for like 2 months now. tryin to get to like 9-8 %
    If you are still decreasing weight at a good rate then I would stick with the diet, but eventually I would recommend incorporating refeeds into your diet. This would probably become beneficial when you are down to sub 15% bf, and taking a week off of dieting can also be beneficial when you have been dieting for extended periods of time. The week off would allow your metabolism time to "reset" so to speak and possibly allow for a little muscle growth.

    Here an article on refeeds. I am sure you have seen it, but I thought I would post it anyway.

    http://www.theministryoffitness.com/.../article18.htm

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    good question....I was wonder the same thing.....I have the same problem....and your right seems like your not making any progress really sux...I KNOW....

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    I went from 18% to 10% in about 3 months. Just learn how to diet.

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    Like bradley said, it depends on the individual. I went from 18% to 8% in 8 weeks. Details here:

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...threadid=31406

    It got really hard once I got below 14%. Refeeds and small breaks where my savior then.

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    It took me 6 mos to go from 19% to about 9%. I could have done it in less time if I knew then what I know now.
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