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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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    Older before and afters..

    These are just some before and afters of me a long time ago. I want to take a before picture of me now... And then take another one once I get up to 200lbs by the end of march.
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    Here is the after..I don't really remember exactly how much of time gap was in between.
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    Good change on the upper body.

    How big are you calves? 8"?

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    nice improvements.
    bulk away for a while, you shouldn't get too fat and will gain improvements.
    yes, it is hard to see your calf size.

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    I agree, nice improvement but the calves need to eat.

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    Originally posted by heathj
    Good change on the upper body.

    How big are you calves? 8"?
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    Those pics are kinda old but I agree my calves......are definitely lacking. Lately I've actually felt like I had muscle so that is good.

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    Re: Older before and afters..

    Originally posted by Darcy Tucker
    200lbs by the end of march.

    Exactly which pharmaceutical aids do you plan on using?

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    Like I said. Those pics are really old. I just wanted to post a pic. I was probably 160lbs in the second pic. I'm 178 right now. All I have to do is gain a pound a week and I'll be quite close to 200lbs by the end of march. Is that not realistic?

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    Is 200lbs by the end of march seriously out of the question?

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    I've heard that you should try to keep your calves and your biceps the same size. Is this true? Because if it is it doensn't make any sense because my calves are definitely my worst bodypart and my biceps definitely the best on my body and even still my calves are bigger. Can somebody clear this up for me?

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    bump

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    People say calves/biceps/neck should be the same size to give an image of symmetry ... but I wouldn't be concerned. Make everything as big as you can, and people won't notice your calves are 1" bigger or smaller. Good progress, btw!
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me Anthony.

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    It's something that traditionally has come up in competitions. If the calves and arms differ by an inch, it's enough to catch a judge's attention. My arms are currently lagging behind my calves. Neither of which are very great, so I've got work to do on both.

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    Here is me at 189lbs. About 20lbs heavier than the last pics.
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    Damn, gaining pretty fast eh? Good progress bro, keep it up.
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    Thanks..i gained 20lbs in 3 months. But have stalled since holidays. I will be back at it soon though. My back...I didn't realize it was so underdeveloped though.

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    ah crap...i didn't put it up..and now i can't find the back pic.

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    I've got a question. The 20lbs I put on came very easy. The more weight I have on me now..is that going to make it harder to put on more weight. Like is it going to mean that I have to eat a lot more?

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    You are right about your back being behind. Make sure you are doing those heavy DLs, chins, and rows!!

    Good job with the gain.

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    You have definitely achieved nice results in terms of size. Good job.


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    good improvement, very good improvements, but 190 with 5% bodyfat, i would picture you much larger and leaner man, maybe its just the lighting..LT
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    Nice improvements, Darcy. 20lbs does make a difference, now add 20 more.

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