The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Flax Seed Oil causing acne?

    lately I've broken out with acne my mid-upper back and shoulders. And my face isn't as clear as it has been in the past.

    The only thing I've changed different in my diet lately is adding flax seeed oil a few weeks ago. Could this extra oil from the flax be related to making my skin more oily, hence causing the pimples?

    Also can anyone suggest a real good lotion to help take these blemishes away?
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    i doubt it's the flax, but aloes will clear it up. maybe you've just got extra test floating around in your system?
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    Flax should HELP the skin and hair. Take vitamin B-5(pantothenic acid), it will help clear up skin. Helped a lot with me.
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    Do you tan at all?

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    I haven't been in a tanning salon for about 6 months. Think I should go in for some sessions to help dry it out?
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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

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    That could help; I know tanning dries me out. But make sure the bed is cleaned before you get in and that you wash your back off once you get out.

    Most likely either you will sweat badly or the person before would have and that could be a cause for pimples. That's why I asked.

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    Yes,Flax can cause acne.

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    Blackalpha how do ya figure that Flax can cause acne? All of the reports I"ve seen have stated that no type of food can cause acne....

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    about the only way i can see that happening, is that EFAs help with hormone production.....so if test production is stepped up by consuming them, then perhaps it can increase acne. this purely hypothetical. If anything I would think that EFAs would bring the body back in to balance. My take on acne is that it is a symptom of a larger imbalance.
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    Originally posted by Tryska
    about the only way i can see that happening, is that EFAs help with hormone production.....so if test production is stepped up by consuming them, then perhaps it can increase acne
    That's my point.

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    Soooo....its sort of an "indirect" cause of acne.... I see....

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    Take a look at my diet guys/gals and see if you can see anything that may be causing this or any imbalances.

    This is what I eat on a workout day:


    Meal 1 (pre WO): 1 Bagel (216,43,8,1)
    9 Egg Whites (150,0,32,0)
    2 Whole Egg (75,2,14,10)

    Calories = 516
    Carbs = 45g
    Protein = 54g
    Fat = 11g

    Meal 2 (post WO): 1 Myoplex (280,24,42,2)
    40g Dextrose (160,40,0,0)
    5g Glutamine (20,0,5,0)

    Calories = 460
    Carbs = 64g
    Protein = 47g
    Fat = 2g

    Meal 3: 1/2 cup Dry Oats (133,29,5,1)
    1 scp Protein Powder (58,2,10,1)
    1 tsp Peanut Butter (50,1,2,4)
    3/4 cup Cottage Cheese 1%(150,10,23,2)

    Calories = 391
    Carbs = 42g
    Protein = 40g
    Fat = 8g

    Meal 4: 1/2 cup Dry Oats (133,29,5,1)
    1 scp Protein Powder (58,2,10,1)
    3/4 cup Cottage Cheese 1%(150,10,23,2)

    Calories = 341
    Carbs = 41g
    Protein = 38g
    Fat = 4g

    Meal 5: 5oz Salmon (256,0,33,11)
    1/2 cup Brown Rice (110,23,3,1)

    Calories = 366
    Carbs = 23g
    Protein = 36g
    Fat = 12g

    Meal 6: 1/2 cup Dry Oats (133,29,5,1)
    1 scp Protein Powder (58,2,10,1)
    1 can Tuna (135,0,30,1)

    Calories = 326
    Carbs = 31g
    Protein = 45g
    Fat = 7g

    Meal 7: 1 can Tuna (135,0,30,1)
    1 tsp Flax Seed Oil (68,0,0,8)

    Calories = 203
    Carbs = 0g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 9g

    Today's Totals

    Calories = 2603
    Carbs = 246g = 38%
    Protein = 290g = 45%
    Fat = 53g = 18%


    This is what I eat on a non-workout day. Usually a cardio day:


    Meal 1: 2 scp Protein Powder (115,4,20,2)

    Calories = 115
    Carbs = 4g
    Protein = 20g
    Fat = 2g

    Meal 2 (post cardio): 1 Myoplex (280,24,42,2)
    40g Dextrose (120,30,0,0)

    Calories = 400
    Carbs = 54g
    Protein = 42g
    Fat = 2g

    Meal 3: 1 Bagel (216,43,8,1)
    9 Egg Whites (150,0,32,0)
    2 Whole Eggs (150,2,14,10)

    Calories = 516
    Carbs = 45g
    Protein = 54g
    Fat = 11g

    Meal 4: 2/3 cup Dry Oats (175,40,6,1)
    1 tsp Peanut Butter (50,1,2,4)
    1 scp Protein Powder (58,2,10,1)
    3/4 cup Cottage Cheese (150,10,23,2)

    Calories = 433
    Carbs = 52g
    Protein = 41g
    Fat = 8g

    Meal 5: 5.5oz Chicken (255,0,46,7)
    125g cooked Pasta (160,33,6,2)

    Calories = 415
    Carbs = 33g
    Protein = 52g
    Fat = 9g

    Meal 6: 2/3 cup Dry Oats (175,40,6,1)
    1 tsp Peanut Butter (50,1,2,4)
    1 scp Protein Powder (58,2,10,1)
    3/4 cup Cottage Cheese (150,10,23,2)

    Calories = 433
    Carbs = 52g
    Protein = 41g
    Fat = 8g

    Meal 7: 1 can Tuna (135,0,30,1)
    2 tsp Flax Seed Oil (135,0,0,15)

    Calories = 270
    Carbs = 0g
    Protein = 30g
    Fat = 16g


    Today's Totals

    Calories = 2582
    Carbs = 240g = 37%
    Protein = 290g = 45%
    Fat = 56g = 19%


    This is my cutting diet. I switch between the two every day. I eat about 2600 calories / day.
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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
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    too many grains, not enough vegetables.

    your carb percentage is good...but i would re-evaluate the carb sources. of course swapping out grains for veggies will cause a dip in both percentage and cals, but if you bring the fat up a bit, you will have a nice cutting diet there.
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    what does the grains have to do with acne?

    but yeah I do normally start to switch up the grains with veggies in 1 or 2 meals once I get to sub 2400 calories per day.

    btw- I've cut out the flax for 2 days now and am already starting to see a significant improvement. I switched them up with almonds in my last meal of the day.
    My testosterone has probably been lowered too.. doh. Guess you gotta take the good with the bad.
    I got a big date this weekend so priority calls.
    Last edited by Avatar; 09-12-2001 at 08:16 AM.
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    abs and a rock hard physique, little do they realize eventually we will reach
    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

    "There are 6 billion people in this world, and I'm #1." -- me

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