The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    2x cardio a week... muscle loss

    i usaully jog 7 miles twice a week burning 1000 calories. I've heard many times how cardio can result in muscle loss but will this amount of cardio do the same for me since it's only twice a week.

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    If you eat enough, you can still maintain/gain muscle but you should probably schedule your cardio days on different days than your lifting days since you're running a good amount.

    Are you sure running 7 miles = 1000 calories burned? That seems like a lot. Or do you mean that 7 miles twice a week combined = 1000 calories burned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    yup both times i jog is on off days... and no that is not combined I do that each time
    Last edited by ryan9; 04-05-2005 at 08:52 PM.

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    Alright you'll probably be okay. Are you bulking or cutting though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    also, look into some HIIT rather than long sets of cardio - you might like it.
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    I actually miss doing cardio. I'm bulking right now so I only do cardio or HIIT once a week or so.

    Back when I was "cutting" (I didn't really have the concept of "cutting" I was just trying to lose weight) I would do long sessions of regular cardio...just trying to run farther each time.

    I didn't really like runnning specifically, but it was really satisfying to run even a half mile farther than I had last time (I was really out of shape).

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    I do endless amounts of cardio everyday and it can't seem to stop me from getting bigger...
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    bulking

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    so i'll be fine then??

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    i'm noticing from my cardio that i may be losing muscle mass cause my weight is going down but i'm not noticing appearance changes- but dont quote me on this i really dont konw i'm new to this stuff (waiting for Built to help me out on this one).

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    now I have no clue what to do

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    Ryan, just eat a lot. If you notice that you have a hard time growing, do less running and/or eat more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    k... i'll see how it goes

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