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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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    Skinny not scronny Stabber's Avatar
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    carbs. how many a day is ok on a cut?

    Since they say you need 300grams of carbs per 2000calorie intake, how many is ok to intake on a cut?

    Im intaking 2000-2500 calories a day. I intake around 180carbs.
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    As many as you want, as long as you are below maintenance calories. That's the real bottom line.

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    Is 2500cals what your are cutting with?

    If so, make sure you get 1g of protein per lb of body weight, and then 25-30% EFA's. The rest you can fill with low gi carbs.

    As soon as you cut calories again, follow the same protocol.
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    Last edited by Plastik; 07-14-2003 at 09:34 AM.

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    Re: carbs. how many a day is ok on a cut?

    Originally posted by Stabber
    Since they say you need 300grams of carbs per 2000calorie intake, how many is ok to intake on a cut?

    Im intaking 2000-2500 calories a day. I intake around 180carbs.
    There is really no recommended amount of carbs that you should take in. Some people prefer more fat and less carbs while others prefer more carbs and less fat. Carbs are not essential to the body

    Manveet was right on the money IMO.

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    Originally posted by Plastik
    So the carbs are good then, as long as im no above maintenance?
    You are correct, but make sure you are taking in adequate protein and EFAs as well.

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    Carbs are a must to fuel my workout. I don't take more than I need, and I take them in my morning meals. You burn fat mostly when you sleep, that's why they recommend not to take evening carbs... My diet right now has 160g of carbs but I will gradually decrease that over the weeks.
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    Originally posted by Sinep
    I don't take more than I need, and I take them in my morning meals. You burn fat mostly when you sleep, that's why they recommend not to take evening carbs... My diet right now has 160g of carbs but I will gradually decrease that over the weeks.
    The whole "no carbs before bed" theory just does not seem to hold true IMO. It could possibly make some difference, but in the grand scheme of things I doubt that it would be significant.

    Eating your carbs around your activities would be a more beneficial approach IMO

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