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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    My veins are not popping out

    I have been working out since March 7th at a gym and my biceps are getting pretty big so is my arm but my veins in my arms are not popping out i see many kids at my school with their veins popping ut of their arm and i think it looks pretty good im interested in knowing why they wont pop out specially around the forearm.

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    Most probably because your BodyFat% isn't low enough.
    Stats at 1st March - 7th June

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    i really dont have much fat at all actually i lost alot of weight from 175lbs to 152lbs and my arms are pretty skinny but forearms are getting pretty big bu no vein watsoever pop out. there are ppl that are fatter and have veins popping out.

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    I dunno, my stick out when i have the pump goin on. Don't know what to tell you, eat more maybe...
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    i think it just depends on the person and your diet

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    I read that vascularity is mostly genetics, and the rest is having a low bf%

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialK
    I read that vascularity is mostly genetics, and the rest is having a low bf%
    Bingo!

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    or a poo load of drugs
    6'0 - 176lb
    ~14% bf

    Quote Originally Posted by body
    - women eat cream cakes when you are not looking and have chocolate in hiding places. There are no journal articles to refernce this fact.
    Quote Originally Posted by kevinstarke
    I found that while my friends were good at drawing or skating i was good at moving heavy objects.

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    i got told by someone that u can take drugs for it to happen, then another guy who i trust more said its diet and cardio to get your bf lower
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    If you lost a significant amount of weight in a short time it could be loose skin.. just weight a couple months, drink alot of water, and it will eventually show. Assuming you have low body fat.

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    Don't quote me on this but i know that there is a thin layer of fat just below the skin that could keep them from showing. I have also heard that the key to get them to show is to sun tan your arms. Let the sun sweat off that layer of fat. Also having a low body fat could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebu
    I dunno, my stick out when i have the pump goin on.
    Me too - just genetics and skin type. Do they show more on darker skin types? I have fair skin, and they don't often show up, just see blue lines under skin surface.
    Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

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    yeah they pop out a little when i work out usually when i work my biceps. but they go back in. its just that i wish my arm was bigger too my wrist is very skinny for a man so it makes my arm look weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialK
    vascularity is mostly genetics, and the rest is having a low bf%
    also, heat tends to make the veins pop out more (like during intense exercise)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littleguy15
    Let the sun sweat off that layer of fat. .
    im gonna have to quote you because that makes no sense
    you dont sweat off fat
    and there's a few more things wrong with taht statement
    6'0 - 176lb
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    Quote Originally Posted by body
    - women eat cream cakes when you are not looking and have chocolate in hiding places. There are no journal articles to refernce this fact.
    Quote Originally Posted by kevinstarke
    I found that while my friends were good at drawing or skating i was good at moving heavy objects.

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    When you see a guy with great vascularity it's usually 1 of 3 factors in this order.

    1) Genetics - mostly low body fat type people with thin skin

    2) Steroids - increases red blood cells, and over time lifting causes veins to grow due to more blood in body / kinda like going from a garden hose to a fire hose

    3) Hot or humid weather - bodies way of cooling down blood by bringing it to skins surface

    Now here are other solutions that you can do to bring out vascularity.

    lots of water, lifting weights, ALA, Niacin, Hot stuff, tanning, NO2
    Last edited by cranked; 06-02-2004 at 12:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranked
    Niacin

    Does Niacin really work for increased vascularity? I'd always read that it lowered cholestoral (and impeded fat loss).

    Although, I guess alcohol impedes fat loss and it certainly improves vascularity.....

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