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
    Gonadius Maximus
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    Feb 2003
    Distal Neuron

    muscle enzyme blood work

    I recently had my blood work done and the CPK (muscle enzyme) was 1042
    the normal range 35 - 230 U/L, My doctor said it was from lifting heavy weight alot.

    Does anyone else know if their CPK is that high?

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  3. #2
    Steak and Eggs pusher's Avatar
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    NPWRAK, Canada
    Never had that checked out. I guess it makes sense though, CPK is creatine phosphokinase if I'm not mistaken, and elevated levels seem like a logical response to weight training.
    "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it." -John Ruskin 1819-1900

    "He who fights monsters should see to it that in the process, he does not
    become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into
    you." - Nietzche

  4. #3
    Wannabebig Member Podium Kreatin's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    san francisco
    do u take creatine? did the doctor say it was bad, or just more than average?
    "No one can completely believe that I am natural.
    The most important drug is to train like a madman
    -really like a madman
    The people who accuse me are those who have never trained once in their life as I train every day of my life."

    Alexandr Karelin
    Ten-time World Greco-Roman Champion
    1988, 1992, 1996 Olympic gold medalist

    current stats (10/19/03): 20yrs, M, 5'4 @160lbs, ~11% body fat
    lifted since march 2000
    occupation:MCB major @ uc berkeley

  5. #4
    Gonadius Maximus
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    Distal Neuron
    I only take 5 grams of creatine pre-workout, the doc said that he didn't the supplement creatine has anything to do with it. He said he would be concerned if he didn't know I was a BB'er, that high of cpk is usually associated with damage due to heart attack, thats why I was wondering if any of you know what your CPK level is.

  6. #5
    Senior Member
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    May 2003
    York, PA
    I'm a medical technologist by trade, so this is part of what I do. CK (or CPK) is normally elevated from lifting heavy weights. It will also be elevated from a fall. Anytime muscle tissue is damaged, CK will be affected. The CK isoenzymes, are specific to muscle types. CK-MB is specific for heart muscle, and is used to diagnose heart attacks. CK will remain elevated for up to 7 days depending on how much muscle is damaged. This is a good thing, when you lift, you want to damage muscle, so the body rebuilds it stronger.


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