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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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Thread: What to do?

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    What to do?

    I used to weigh over 200. I lost a lot of weight and now I weigh around 165. I just started to go to the gym on a regular basis for about an hour/hour and a half each day 5 times a week. I try to target different parts of my body. For example, monday will be chest, tuesday back, wednesday biceps, and so on. The only problem I have is that my hips are really big. Are there any workouts that can reduce the size of hips? Do I just need to work on more upper body stuff? Or is it my abs that are too small? Do I need to start taking supplements because I'm kind of skinny?

    I'd appreciate any suggestions.

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    Do you just have wide hips, or do you carry fat there?

    If it's fat, you have to diet.

    If they are just wide, then you need to deal with it. When you are 225 and 10% bodyfat, no one will notice your wide hips. (I'm assuming you are a boy)
    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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    First off, welcome to the forum

    Are you saying that the bone structure around your hips is big, or that it's fat? If it's fat, then you need to reduce your body fat as well as increase the muscle around your core or midsection. Deadlifts and ab work would be great at toning your waist area. Cut the fat out of your diet and add cardio to reduce your overall body fat.

    Edit: Beat me to it Paul
    Last edited by Tim Nissen; 12-30-2004 at 09:53 AM.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Paul - I am 34" at my hips. I just have no muscle above my hips so it makes them look bigger.

    Tim - My bone structure is normal (or so i hope so ). I think I need to do more upper body workouts because I am not really strong in my chest or abdomen.

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    34" hips?!?!?

    Don't worry about it.
    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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    Yea but since I lost a lot of weigh and I was never really into working out, how do I gain muscle to make my hips not so noticable (or should I say where)?

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    Just gain muscle all over. You'll look fine.
    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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    Thanks Paul. Maybe I'm just being a little to self-conscious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drough
    Thanks Paul. Maybe I'm just being a little to self-conscious.
    Or maybe you're just fat and sloppy.

    Just kidding!

    Seriously, just keep doing your workouts and eat right. 35 lbs is a lot of weight to lose, so maybe you could keep working out intensely and eat a little more to help support that muscle growth you want. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gino
    Or maybe you're just fat and sloppy.

    Just kidding!
    Nice one gino, I just about pissed myself

    drough - Deadlifts are actually a great upper body exercise. A number of muscles are included like spinal erectors, lats, traps and arms. They are good for your entire posterior chain. Of course that's only one exercise, but it's a good one
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Nissen
    Deadlifts are actually a great upper body exercise.
    Amen. Lately my traps have been burning like hell when I'm done deadlifting. Feels great

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