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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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    Preparing for my first contest

    How many cardio days per week ? The contest will be held in mid October. Im 193 Lbs in a 5'7" frame with 17 % body fat. Actually im on a 5 a week 30 mins cardio. Do you think this much cardio will stop my muscle gains ?

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    Damn...You gotta drop alot of BF % to compete but ur gonna be ripped as hell...I personally dont know Ive never competed but be sure you post ur results...

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    No as long as you eat right, i would do a bulk until july and then do a serious cut about 10 weeks before the contest. Get your maximum size and then get the lowest BF possible.
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    I think it would be best for someone who has actually competed to give suggestions, but until then I will give it a shot as well...I would give more than 10 weeks to cut, if you are planning to compete and coming from 17%bf....maybe bulk till 15 weeks before comp, then start to cut. Also maybe less cardio, 3 times a week and just monitor calories more closely
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kelio
    How many cardio days per week ? The contest will be held in mid October. Im 193 Lbs in a 5'7" frame with 17 % body fat. Actually im on a 5 a week 30 mins cardio. Do you think this much cardio will stop my muscle gains ?
    I'm sure some of the vet competitors on the board can help you better, but here is my plan. I hope on doing a show the last week of September. I am planning on a 12 week cut before the show. I don't plan on doing too much cardio, I plan on keeping it to a minimum, but I have a very fast metabolism. I would look back at some of the journals of the competitors on the board (BCC, Homeyield, and St. Patrick have recently competed). I don't think BCC did any cardio for his 1st show, and got under 4%. Layne Norton on bodybuilding.com also has a bunch of articles on contest prep.
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