The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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
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    Effective to try and drop body fat and gain muscle

    Hey guys,

    Have put on a bit of weight(fat) recently and want to shape up for summer. Is this an effective plan:

    split routine of:

    Mon=chest and arms
    Tues=back and shoulders
    Wed=Cardio(cycling class)
    Thurs=chest and arms
    Fri=back and shoulders
    Sat=cardio(cycling class)
    Sun=cardio (cycling class)

    Love some criticsm

    cheers

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    Where in god's name are your leg days?
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    Weight: Not Big Enough
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    You probably need a leg day and at least one day off a week...or you're gonna be burnt out in no time...
    "Hey skinny, I can see your ribs!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviscerationX
    You probably need a leg day and at least one day off a week...or you're gonna be burnt out in no time...
    I agree totally. Yes, you need to definitely have a leg day, especially if you are trying to lose weight you need to weight train your legs as they burn a lot of calories also. You definitely need a rest day too mate, can't workout everyday or you will burnout.

    Something you havn't mentioned is your diet... Diet is the most important thing, follow some basic principles such as consuming less calories, try to limit saturated fats and drink plenty of water. Make sure you have a good read through the forums about diet, and cutting also.

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    i agree with gmanea.

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    Also when trying to lose b/f and maintain or as your saying grow muscle simultaneously, you definately need to stay away from 2 a week programs foooo shooow!!!!! Your body will not be able to recoop especially when being in a negative caloric state. Your best bet is to try something along this line
    Find out how many calories a day you need to eat to maintain b/w.

    Say in order to maintain b/w you need to eat 2,500 calories.

    Monday: Chest, Back, cardio -2,500 calories (cardio and working out will put your body into b/f tapping mode) daily goal: lose
    Tuesday: Quads, Hams, cardio 2,500 calories daily goal: lose
    Wednesday: Calves, Abs (no cardio) 2,750 calories daily goal: maintain
    Thursday: Delts, Traps, cardio 2,500 calories daily goal: lose
    Friday: Biceps, Triceps, forearms, cardio: 2,500 calories: daily goal: lose
    Saturday: Calves, Abs (no cardio) 2,750 calories: daily goal: maintain
    Sunday: Rest no gym. 2,750 calories (day of muscle recoop) Goal: muscle recoop sloth mode

    See if you train all week trying to lose weight you will ultimately lose muscle as well. Sometimes your body will lose more muscle than fat if you over exercise and under eat. Your body releases cortisol (catabolic hormone) that breaks down proteins in your muscle tissue and releases them into the blood stream and used as emergency energy source as well as emergency organ nutrients. If you keep your protein grams high carbs moderate and your fats moderate while relying on cardio and lifting weights to burn fat than you are in good shape for the future.

    Even God rested on the seventh day, and he was building something more complex than muscle.
    Last edited by TaNkArMs747; 09-07-2004 at 07:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TaNkArMs747
    Sometimes your body will lose more muscle than fat if you over exercise and under eat.
    you have a source on that? sounds like some interesting reading

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    My main source is from Iron Mans Bodybuilding encyclopedia.
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    you definetly need to get running or something in there. I dunno..for me..(maybe only for me)..cycling just doesn't cut it for me..i have to run in order to lose the extra fat.

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    thanks guys i didn't realise how important legs were to a program...other thing is if i am taking protein shakes during the day, do these convert into fat if your body doesn't fully burn them..

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    so the chest/arms and back/shoulders split is definately no good then?

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