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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
    The Prophet (Early Stages) Draven_Fenix's Avatar
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    Cutting Questions

    Ok, I'm kinda hittin a rut and I can't make a decision. I don't know whether to keep on bulking and cut back my calories or to just start cutting. I am a pretty decent size and I don't really want to get a whole lot bigger, just a little. The main part of my body I want to increase in size is my back. My abs and chest and legs, I just want to kind of trim down. Can anyone make any suggestions? Also, I heard that after cutting for a while, you start to not get the results anymore. Is this true and what can I do to avoid this? I posted a little while ago and someone told me to eat same amount of cals but add cardio. Could I do cardio and work muscles I want to tone w/ more reps lower weight and muscles I want to increase size w/ low reps high weight and still do cardio or will this burn me out? I am eating like 4000 calories at the moment. Please advise. I really want to start toning up because the fat is starting to bother me. I worked hard for a long time to get myself cut and I don't wanna start gettin fat again.
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    As I Am Paul Stagg's Avatar
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    dropping fat has to do with diet, not reps.

    High reps do not 'tone'.

    Ask your question in the diet forum.
    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
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    High reps, lighter weight... does tone...
    Low reps, higher weight... builds...

    thats wut i thought?..
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    High reps, lighter weight... doesn't tone...
    Low reps, higher weight... builds...
    Both work to build muscle.
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    If high reps and light weight dosen't tone, what does? That was a rhetorical question. I Practiced Kenpo and Muay Thai for a total of 7 years. When I was done, I gave Bruce Lee a run in the cut and straiated department. Not once in the 7 years did I use anything except my own body weight.
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    Diet and cardio.
    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.
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