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
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    Food Intake Question

    Alright fellas. I keep measurning my BF% and I keep coming up with 10 - 8%. I have been using the 7 site test which is the most accurate. I have been doing research and according to a couple of sources since I have a lot of muscle I can eat more on my cut. Any suggestions on that? Roughly my intake is about 2000 cals on a daily basis. I weigh somewhere around 172.

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  3. #2
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    This would vary from person to person, and the best way to determine daily calorie intake would be to adjust calories in small increments according to whether or not you are gaining or losing weight.

    Are you currently losing bf at 2000 cals a day? If so stay at that calorie intake, and if not drop cals by a small amount (~200).

  4. #3
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    I used to eat about 2000 cals a day but it wasn't working for me. I am in the low 160's btw.

    But now instead of dropping calories I upped my intake to 2600-3000 and I am seeing the BF come off. Basically when I am hungry, I eat, and this is what my calorie intake comes to for some reason. This is a very comfortable intake for me. I credit the fat loss to an increased metabolism because of the higher caloric intake and an intensified routine. My training methods are considered unorthodox by todays standards, they are rather extreme but they work.

    So something to think about, if you feel you do not want to lower calories, sometimes raising them can have it's benefits. Also reevaulating your training is a good idea, especially if you'd like to gain muscle while losing bf.


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