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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
    BeBigger Noob chris6969's Avatar
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    Almost there... progress

    <begin rant>
    Ok I've been working out on & off for 11 years.

    I've NEVER REALLY worked out hardcore.

    During college it was, 4 months before Spring Break, and maybe a month or 2 after (4 days/week). Then slack off about the other half the year. (from like 94-98)

    Then from like 98-2003 I worked out 1-2 days week. Usually chest & triceps. Sometimes a bicep work out, etc.
    With a few sporadic months of more regularly working out.

    At 190lbs, benching 325lbs I figured I was big enough, and TOO FAT. So I decided to try to cut down to about 10-12% BF and try to maintain that.

    So I gradually started working out more, and gradually tapered my calories down and tuned my diet. The past 2-3 months, I've added in some cardio and cut back even more on the diet. I've maintained most of my strength and basically all of my size on arms & chest.

    My waist has went down about 1.5" and I've dropped about 20lbs. I think a few more lbs of fat gone and I'll be where I want to be. I have added a little muscle too since I've been working out more body parts, more regularly.

    I'm 6' 0", but kinda light b/c my legs lag compared to my upper body. (can't really work them out hard b/c of prior injury)

    I need to test my BF again, but I think I'm about 13%, what do you think? I have both a Tanita Bodyfat scale and a cheap 3-point electronic caliper. (I'll test tomorrow after I work out)

    P.S. when I started working out at 19, I was 130lbs!!!
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    nice progress chris!
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    looking large @ 173lbs.

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    Damn, looking real good, you cutting right now?
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    Concur - looking good man.
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    Your are are so much bigger, that's what i noticed first, and then i noticed the black bow tie. :-)
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    freaky pecs. nice progress, im along the same track

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    Yeah, those pecs are killer. Good job.

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    yeah..13 sounds pretty close, you will be a force to be reckoned with once you get hardcore. Good luck

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    good progress

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    Thanks, thanx, & thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by RaginT
    Your are are so much bigger, that's what i noticed first, and then i noticed the black bow tie. :-)
    That was after a sorority dance (formal) & afterwards I took the shirt off to look like a chip & dale dancer!

    Quote Originally Posted by XxH0LyWaRsxX
    Damn, looking real good, you cutting right now?
    Yeah, I've lost 20+ lbs the past few months. Luckily, I've kept most of my size. I've also lost about 20lbs of strength off my max. But I look bigger than ever being lean.

    Quote Originally Posted by vkefi
    looking large @ 173lbs.
    Most people guess my weight as 200lbs.

    Even my close friends who mostly weight about 200+ lbs (mostly out of shape) all can't believe, I weigh 30-40 lbs less than them.
    Last edited by chris6969; 05-03-2005 at 09:17 AM.
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    Ok new pics... both of these were actually taken today... only a few minutes apart.
    One was with a flash, one was with out. See what a big difference lighting can make. A bright flash washes out a lot of your cuts...

    Anyway, I've been maintaining about 170-172 lbs...but BF% has been gradually coming down as I put on a little bit of muscle.
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    holy crap, 11 years man, damn, long time, but good progress nonetheless.
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    I'm going to add a picture of me at my "fattest" 200lbs... and if I can find it my skinniest at about 130lbs before I started working out tonight if I can find them both.
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    ab outline starting to show in the last pics. Nice work m8.

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