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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  1. #1
    Not Done Yet ShockBoxer's Avatar
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    My home scale mocks me

    Stubborn thing still reads 180 after 5 weeks of trying to cut.

    Thing is the scale at the gym is reporting that I've lost a pound a week for the past five weeks.

    Being as obsessive about minutia that I am this led me to question one of the staff about its calibration. This led to a "Jesus, Jay, you asked that six months ago when it read above 200. Most people would be happy to have the scale report they've lost 25 pounds. If the bar floats at neutral when the slides are at 0 it's calibrated."

    I certainly don't want to cut my food back any more... if anything the 1600 to 2000 I consume are dissappearing as soon as they hit my stomach: Before I was never hungry and now I look longingly at a pound of meat. I'm stronger on most lifts and I look much larger in certain areas (especially shoulders, back, and forearms which I've traditionally ignored).

    Maybe I should add some cardio. Or throw my 10 buck home scale off my balcony. Or just keep doing what I'm doing until none of my lifts increase for a month. Maybe #2 and 3.
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    dont go after weight. go after bf%

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    If I'm losing any it's so slow that I don't even notice in the mirror. I guess that's not that surprising. I probably won't know for certain until I wake up one morning and shave and go 'hey, I can tilt my head down and not get a double chin' or 'hey, cool, abs'.

    I think I'm getting edgy because it feels like I'm starving all the time now. Gone are the days when I'd force feed myself a peanut butter sandwich around midnight because I'd not bothered to eat all day.
    Last edited by ShockBoxer; 08-25-2005 at 07:21 AM.
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3


    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    As long as you're sticking to your diet/workout plan, that's all that matters. The rest will come with time. Weight is very unhelpful # overall, especially if you're doing a recomposition. If you desire a weekly # to help keep you motivated and confident that you're moving in the right direction, get your body fat % tested. Good luck with your cut. =]
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