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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?

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    I just want some calrification regarding off days!! I do cardio 3-4 times a week for 30 mins first thing in the morning on my off days and i also kickbox 3 times a week in the evenings!! Does this interfere with my off days and if so how much could this restrict my growth and what can i do to maximize my rest with this routine! More calories, less sets, more sleep any help would be greatly aprreciated!

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    i would imagine that your kickboxing would be enough of a cardio and you could drop the other cardio that you do. also any activity outside the gym eats into recovery time. if you are trying to gain muscle you should keep the cardio to a minimum. make sure you stretch, eat lots, and massage your muscles after you work them. i find this helps a lot in recovery.
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    When do you lift? Prioritize your activities......

    I laughed in the gym the other day, there were about 50 women in one little room jumping up and down, to loud music working their butts (or so they thought) off, and I was on the floor training (of course)...thinking they want to look like me--- "toned and lean" and yet they have never ever seen me in that room......

    Make ya wonder doesn't it.....
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    Miss ABS i lift on moday,tuesday,thursaday and friday and i do the other activites on my off days!! But my question is do i really have off days or enough rest if I partake in these activities on my off days! Also Miss Abs can u take a look at my question on the diet and nutrition forum and give me an opion on that as well!! Than a lot!!

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    So, then I would say you are not getting enough rest and recovery with all that work. I would try and re arrange your schedule, so you are getting more days off so you can rest.

    Much depends on what you are trying to accomplish, that will determine what should be cut back and what should be kept.
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    I was afraid that you'd say that hahaha! So lets say i drop the treadmill completly and move my kickboxing to first thing in the morning! Would that be a equal substitution! Also just as a reminder can u please take a look at my other questions in the diet and nutrition forum i really value your expertise and appreciate your time!! Than you

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    Remember that your body needs time to recover from cardiovascular exercise as well.
    Base your program around your recovery abilities.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Aerobic activity interferes with maximizing muscle mass. Now, if you just want to look good and are not concerned with maxing out your musculature I think cross-training is fine. It will make you a healthier person. That being said, I think you are doing too much. I suggest you drop the cardio all together and stick with the weights and kickboxing (which I assume you love). I'm sure the kickboxing stimulates your cariovascular system quite well. Just remember, Jack of all trades, master of none. However, Jack is probably quite the healthy bloke!

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