The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member unshift's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Boston, MA

    power/olympic lifting + diet

    ok, so when school starts i'm going to go on a hardcore cutting diet to get rid of this fat. once i lose it i'll probably train to powerlift competitively but right now it is certainly keeping me from doing that

    so i came up with a little plan, as for the diet i'll be consulting my aunt who is a nutritionist and former bodybuilder. as for the training, who else would i ask but you guys?

    i want to combine something like westside and olympic lifting so that i can at least maintain my 1RMs or at worst lose minimally. i don't know much about load cycling, etc, but perhaps things like that could certainly help me out here. i dont know -- thats why im asking

    as for routine, i was thinking something like this:

    cardio 3 times a week, empty stomach, ~20-30 minutes

    monday: clean, deadlift/back
    wednesday: hang clean and jerk, bench
    friday: snatch, squat

    as far as HOW i should be lifting, i'm not sure. i want to absolutely maximize fat loss so i'm betting i'll get a bit weaker -- should i still do 1RMs? (i don't want to get hurt doing this, so i'm a little worried about 1RMing). should i do more dynamics and work on speed? etc etc.

    any tips you guys have would be greatly appreciated

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!

  3. #2
    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    I'd train for your training goals. How you lift won't relaly affect your fat loss, and if you get things dialed in right, you can probably do OK maintaining your strength.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

  4. #3
    Senior Member unshift's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Boston, MA
    is there any credibility to the higher-rep or circuit training for maximizing fat loss theories? maybe i would consider using the pink dumbbells for a short while if it meant less time strictly dieting.

  5. #4
    Senior Member eatdirt40's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    train big while cutting to maintain muscle high weight low rep man


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts