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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  1. #1
    WannaBeNotFat technogeeky's Avatar
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    My Overall Weightloss Plan

    I just want to confirm that this should work:

    I weigh 307 lbs. I want to be down to 210 or 215 or *somewhere* around that area.

    I also want to be ripped - I am still trying to find someone on here who is 6'5 so I can determine what my outcome should be like.


    My weightloss plan is very basic:
    -strength training
    -little cardio (HIIT)
    -reduced calorie diet


    Given this, is it possible to loose fat and, when I'm done, be very muscular?


    Do I have an advantage over people who are already skinny (with regards to ability to put on muscle faster)?

    Thanks
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    I am 6'5" and currently weigh 290lbs. I am on a cut, with my goal being around 250. IMHO I think that 215 would be too little weight for you. I don't know if you have a big frame or not, but I think I would look terrible at 215.

    I was 220 lbs as a freshman in highschool, at 6'4" and I was skinny.

    You plan looks good, similar to mine, I am doing HIIT cardio twice a week. Be careful about reducing your calories too much, not good. What are you currently taking in?

    It is possible, with a controlled weight loss porgram to retain muscle mass, but not if you drop too fast, you'll also lose muscle.
    I don't think that 215lbs @6'5" you will be "very muscular", but you would be lean.
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    If your goal is to loose all that weight then I would perform cardio 4 times a week. and build your weight training around your cardio. This should keep your metabolism on a constant high, add this to a clean diet and you should be well on your way.
    I also think 215 is probably to light for you. I am 205 but only 6 feet.

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    WannaBeNotFat technogeeky's Avatar
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    Originally posted by JustinF
    I am 6'5" and currently weigh 290lbs. I am on a cut, with my goal being around 250. IMHO I think that 215 would be too little weight for you. I don't know if you have a big frame or not, but I think I would look terrible at 215.

    I was 220 lbs as a freshman in highschool, at 6'4" and I was skinny.

    You plan looks good, similar to mine, I am doing HIIT cardio twice a week. Be careful about reducing your calories too much, not good. What are you currently taking in?

    It is possible, with a controlled weight loss porgram to retain muscle mass, but not if you drop too fast, you'll also lose muscle.
    I don't think that 215lbs @6'5" you will be "very muscular", but you would be lean.
    Hey Justin - good to meet you.. someone in similar shoes as mine

    Have you found any other members that are 6'5 and very strong? I'm always keeping a lookout in Members Pic section..

    Keep up the good work, too, bro.
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    Bah - the only person I found that is
    6'5 is GetPsycho.

    And the pics he has aren't too great (in quality - he's pretty ripped).

    Anyone have more?

    I want to be pretty much like GetPsycho, but leaner. I am not here to be a world champion or anything.
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    WannaBeNotFat technogeeky's Avatar
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    bump for looking!
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    Just another tall guy's perspective:

    My BF was measured at university last fall as 9.4 using the calipers and 13.1 using BI. At the time I believe I weighed 185. Keep in mind, my body composition is really pretty average. Can't imagine gaining 30 pounds of muscle especially when I've still got like 10 lbs of flab I could get rid of.

    I'm 6'4". For me, 220 would be on the order of gaining 40 pounds of pure muscle. I think I'd look pretty scary since I don't really think I'm that scrawny as it is now.

    Then again, I suppose scrawniness is in the eye of the beholder.

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    This is what I ultimately want to look like (or somewhere near this):

    http://www.81x.com/getpsycho/bbing


    That's my "goal".
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    I suppose what I really want to know is weather a bunch of cardio + a bunch of weightlifting + good eating will work better (and hopefully at the same speed as) a keto diet.

    Is it reasonable to loose weight and gain muscle at fast speed?
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    im 175 @ 5'9, and @ 160 id look pretty emaciated. i dont see how muscular you could possibly be at that height and weight.
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    man.. look at that link that I put up there. That guy is HUGE and he's 6'5 220.
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    i only saw the first pic, thats what i thought you wanted to look like. "my bad" as they say!
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    ill be about 6'5 when im done growing.. but goodluck man

    thats a lotta weight

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    I think that if you haven't seriously weight trained before, you will find yourself gaining muscle WHILE losing fat in the beginning. I don't know if you will want to bother with a keto diet because carbs are VERY helpful in building muscle. Just keep your calories a little below maintenance, do your running, and refeed one day every week to keep the metabolism at "white-hot." I'm guessing it would be about 3600 calories.

    I've saidn this before, but good luck!

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    Hehe. I am gonna consider my "cheat meal" my refeed.
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    Do you think the guy pictured above was juicing?
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    Height: 6'5

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