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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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  1. #1
    I sweat too much..
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    I just need 8 pounds

    I started bulking at 160 at about 9% bf. The goal was 180 with 15% bf. I checked the bf last night at it read 14.2% at 173 lbs.

    The dilema I have is to get those extra 8 pounds and not surpassing the 15% mark. I want this completed buyt the end of january, and no later. I'm going down to GNC to pick up some meal replacements tommorow?

    DO you guys have any suggestions on a good one??
    Here is a sample of my die:
    2 chicken patties 600cal/30g pro
    cup of noodles 300cal/2g pro
    can of beans 300cal/25g
    oats/bananna 400cal/10g
    chicken sub 400cal/25g
    cereal 400cal/10g
    2cups of milk 300cal/15g
    yogurt 500cal/15g
    protein shake 400cal/80g

    About 3600 to 3900 cal a day. I know everyone is going to say cut cals but I'm naturaly skinny and a very hard gainer.

    I also started hypertrophy last week, and will be on it for about two months.

    All comments are welcomed!!!
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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    Today is the 25th.

    If your goal is the end of January, that gives you a week to gain 8lbs.

    If you somehow gain that much weight in such a short time, then at least half of it will be fat.
    Last edited by Saint Patrick; 01-26-2004 at 12:42 AM.
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    Dude, give it some time...bulk a little longer. If you try to cram that 8 pounds into the next week, I *guarantee* you that you'll hit 15% faster than 180.

  5. #4
    Do that voodoo that he do
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    I agree, obviously you're not going to make it cleanly. If you need to weigh in at it for some reason (a bet, or whatever), then I suppose you could try to drink a gallon of water before the weigh in. That would be somewhat unhealthy, and probably throw off your bodyfat test.

    Otherwise you said that you've just started training for hypertrophy in the last week. What exactly do you mean by this? HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training)? Since you've just switched up your training protocol, give it a chance, see what happens over the next few weeks in regards to your weight and body composition. If you need further refinements, then make them afterwards.
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    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    it can be done, but not in a week. give yourself the 8-10 weeks you should and bulk properly, you'll hit your goal.

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    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

  7. #6
    I sweat too much..
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    LOL, my bad I meant to say end of february.
    The Yin and the Yang.
    - Eat until you puke, then eat some more...
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    Age:19
    5'10
    185 lbs.
    Bench: Working on it...12-13%bf

    * Looking for 190 by May...

  8. #7
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    ok, 5 weeks is a bit more realistic. it may be tight, but i think you'll come close as long as you keep your diet very clean

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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