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 diesel_dan's Avatar
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    Should I cut or bulk?

    Ive been lifting for awhile now but im not sure if i should cut or bulk. Right now i think im at about 20% b/f and i weigh 163 with about 130 of that being muscle. So I need some advice to decide weither to cut or bulk so i know what type of diet i should follow and the amount of cardio i should do. (note i kinda favor my right side)
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    i would say clean bulk!

    read through our diet/nutrition forum alot of info!
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    thanks, now as far as cardio when bulking should i limit it to no more than 30 mins a day 4 days a week or so? And when u say clean bulk do you mean bulk with a clean diet like nothing but healthy foods (high in protein etc.) ?

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    thre's a sticky on "what a bodybuilder eats" i'd start there it's all you need!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    I agree with GF.
    You don't need to cut but you also don't want to add any BF at this point.
    Clean bulk all the way.
    It aint easy, but its worth it.
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    thanks for the advice, ill post some more pics of my bulk process (which I will start tomorrow) in about 3 - 4 weeks. Another question I have is, would it be ok to continue doing cardio during a bulk? I think limiting it to 30 mins would be ok? That would also allow me to eat a little more fats etc since I would burn some of it off (I think) . And as far as bulking goes with my workout routines would it be best to start lifting heavier with say 5 reps 3 sets ? something to that extent?

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    Hm, well I always suggest lifting pretty heavy to produce as much muscle growth as possible. And about your cardio question, most people choose to do cardio no more than twice a week at max. But if you eat more to compensate for your cardio, you should be fine.
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    Eat clean, lift heavy, eat clean some more..... clean bulk

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    thanks for the advice everyone.

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    I think everyone already answered your questions (and i agree, clean bulk), but i just wanted to give you some encouragement: you look really good diesel!
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    thanks man, i really appreciate it
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    Bulk, hands down.

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    if your ever debating between bulking or cutting just bulk.....cutting is the devil
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    Got some update pics. Been on a clean bulk for a month now. Hopefully their are some results. My lifts have gone up so i know something is working. Bodyfat is at 16-17%, weighing in at 175-185 (havn't had the chance to weigh in the morning with a good scale). btw.. sry about all the acne but im sure most of yall know the effects of puberty...lol
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    Hard to tell from just a month, but back is lookin a bit thicker. Keep at it.
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    "I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter." - Linkin Park

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    looking good for your age, just noticed you are not even 15. Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    Hard to tell from just a month, but back is lookin a bit thicker. Keep at it.
    Thanks, ive been working the back pretty hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabrielle
    looking good for your age, just noticed you are not even 15. Keep it up
    Thanks.
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    Wow, gained 10lbs in a month and leaner, good job.

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