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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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    how much muscle/week

    ive reading 1lb of fat is a good loss per week.. what would be considered a good amount of lean mass to gain per week or month? i realize the 250lb 1% bf person is probably going to be different from most people but just an average amount.

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    You could probably gain 1-2 pounds of lbm per week or two. As long as your diet and training and sleep were perfect.

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    people dont actually get 1% bf do they?

    wouldn`t that be bad for you?

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    Gaining 1 lb per week of muscle is the body's absolute limit. Covert Bailey, Smart Exercise

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    wow...250lbs 1%bf.

    you'd be damn cold.

    or dead.
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    Originally posted by Reinier
    people dont actually get 1% bf do they?

    wouldn`t that be bad for you?

    Yes. I think it was merely used for illustrative purposes...

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    How much muscle you can gain in a week depends on how long you've been training, since gains slow down after a few months. If you've been working out for a few years, and have reached your adult height, 10 lbs in a year would be a lot for most people.

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    just how can you go?
    what would be the bf% of a olympia winner at competition day?

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    6% maybe more or a little less.

    1 - 3 pounds a months is a good estimate. BTW.
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    Covert Bailey?

    LOL.

    How much muscle you can gain in a week depends on lots and lots of factors.

    You are going to be better served thinking in longer time frames.

    How much muscle can you gain in 6 weeks? 8 weeks? 12 weeks? 6 months...?
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    Despite the Healthrider commercials, he's an MIT biochemist. Moreover, I've heard that claim elsewhere. A lb of muscle contains just about 100g of protein, which is the body's upper limit to synthezise in about a week.

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    As usual, with a claim like -'upper limit to synthesize in a week' I ask for a reference.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    Covert Bailey says a lot of things that aren't referenced.
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    And that's fine, if they are general statements, or if they are generally accepted facts.

    Compare what heathj said (about 1-2 pounds a week if you do everything right) to what Billy said (1 pound is the absolute limit).

    I take issue with the use of the word 'absolute., as if this is some indisputible fact. I want to know where that absolute limit comes from. Who found it? Where was it published? How did they find it? How do they know it isn't 1.1 pounds? .99 pounds? Same with the assimilation of 100 g protein a week.

    IME, most of the time when you see a statement like that, there isn't any science behind it at all.. someone (usually an 'expert') said it, ergo it is true. The use of exact terms is usually the big red flag that indicates it is BS.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
    "You're wrong, and I have a completely irrelevant pubmed abstract that may or may not say so." - Belial
    I has a blog.
    I has a facebook.

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