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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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Should I be bigger/stronger for my weight?

    This may sound like a weird question to some so bear with me. First of all I've been lifting seriously for about 2 years. I'm 5'9.5" and went from a scrawny 148lbs to right now I'm 201lbs. My BF% went from about 13% to 16%. Here are my stats:

    Chest: 45"
    Arms: 16.5"
    Forearms: 13"
    Waist: 34-35"
    Quads: 26.5"
    Calfs: 16"
    Neck: 17"

    Bench Press: 275lbs
    Squat: 350lbs
    Deads: 375lbs.

    Unfortunately I don't have stats for when I started but lets just say I was MUCH scrawnier and weaker My question is are these good measurements/figures for someone of my height & weight? It seems my chest and arms should be a little bigger for someone 200lbs, and my bench seems a little weak. Maybe I put more weight on in my legs but then I would think my squat would be stronger than it is. It also could be all in my head, lol.

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  3. #2
    cut block extraordinaire
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    You should be as big/strong as you are. Don't worry about how you compare, worry about making improvements on yourself, but you numbers are pretty good.

  4. #3
    Strong for life
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    Quote Originally Posted by jostrichm
    This may sound like a weird question to some so bear with me. First of all I've been lifting seriously for about 2 years. I'm 5'9.5" and went from a scrawny 148lbs to right now I'm 201lbs. My BF% went from about 13% to 16%. Here are my stats:

    Chest: 45"
    Arms: 16.5"
    Forearms: 13"
    Waist: 34-35"
    Quads: 26.5"
    Calfs: 16"
    Neck: 17"

    Bench Press: 275lbs
    Squat: 350lbs
    Deads: 375lbs.

    Unfortunately I don't have stats for when I started but lets just say I was MUCH scrawnier and weaker My question is are these good measurements/figures for someone of my height & weight? It seems my chest and arms should be a little bigger for someone 200lbs, and my bench seems a little weak. Maybe I put more weight on in my legs but then I would think my squat would be stronger than it is. It also could be all in my head, lol.
    Strength is sort of a strange animal because it depends a lot on what you are training for. If you're training to build muscle, it's a different type of training than if you were training for strength. Having said all that, I think your numbers are on par with your height and weight. I also think you have the capacity to get much stronger.

  5. #4
    Its about the naked thing! FireBug's Avatar
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    If you want to compaire, look at my numbers below (sig), i went from 150lbs at 15-18%bf to what i am now... in ~1.5 years.

    Of course there is a tone of factors, like ROM etc.
    Last edited by FireBug; 02-17-2005 at 03:24 PM.
    Stats:
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 198lbs
    Current Cycle: Cut

    Goals|Current
    ATF Squat: 350lbs|315X2
    DB Bench: 120|105X4
    DL: 450|345x8

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