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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    Senior Member Jorge Sanchez's Avatar
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    Weight fluctuation

    Its recommended that you should aim to lose no more than 2lbs per week. Except when I weigh myself from day to day my weight can fluctuate up to a pound or two. I always weigh myself in the morning on an empty stomach so I know it is due to undigested food. My guess is that it is simply a fluctuation in water weight. But since this happens, how can I get a consistent/accurate measure of how much weight I'm gaining/losing?
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    I weigh myself every Saturday morning, right when I wake up, at roughly the same time each week. Each morning is a bit excessive.

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    Maybe so, but that still doesn't answer my question. The problem would be the same whether I was weighing myself daily or weekly.
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    ?? I don't get what you are asking. There is no way to avoid the water weight fluctuation, unless you can control how much water your body is using each day. 1-5 lbs water weight+intestinal bulk is common. don't obsess over you weight.

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    Thats what I figured. And its not an obssession, I was just wondering how I could know that I wasn't losing weight too quickly. But thanks
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    Weigh yourself every morning as you currently do, but use a rolling average as your main tracking number.
    "The female of the species is more deadly than the male."

    My attempts at lifting heavy objects

    Current maxes:

    Squat 145 kg (320 lbs)
    Bench 67.5 kg (149 lbs)
    DL: 142.5 kg (314 lbs)

    ...oh, and I'm a girl.

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