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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    To Much HIIT To Put On Mass? (Look)

    I was wondering if this was too much HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) For putting on any decent muscle mass. You see, I'm in boxing and I love the sport. But there is lotsa cardio and I want to bodybuild too, is there any way I can do both at the same time? Here is my schedule:

    Monday-Boxing
    Tuesday-Boxing
    Wednesday-Local Gym
    Thursday-Boxing
    Friday-Local Gym
    Saturday-Local Gym
    Sunday-On Sunday I run for about 3 miles and just chill the rest of the day.

    At boxing it's running. 4x3 minutes of bag work. 30 sec break. 4x3 minutes of skipping 30 sec break. 4x3 minutes of shadow boxing (no break) cuts into 4x3 minutes of running on the spot and jumping jacks. 4 rounds of circuit (30 seconds of pushups, situps, burpees, jumping jacks, running on the spot, straight punching.) Then ab work. This is an hour and a half.

    At the gym I do deadlifts, squats, bench presses, dips, pull-ups, good mornings, and rows. I lift heavy, I do as much weight as I can do and I do it six times, four sets of it. Know that this isn't all I do, just making an example.

    Is it possible to body build and box at the same time? Or can I take it to a certain degree or what? I'm only 14 and I'm not sure what I want to do. I weigh 112 atm 5'4 I'm trying to get to 130 pounds 5'4 I'm eating 2,500 calories a day.

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    I think you'll be fine if you make up for it with more calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Calories are too low. If you're not gaining weight, you simply have to eat more food.

    Why do you run on Sunday?
    I don't know why. I can't not do anything you know? If I knew it would benefit me more by not doing it I wouldn't do it. I only see advantages, in the ring stamina is a pretty big factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapshot111
    I think you'll be fine if you make up for it with more calories.
    Atm I'm consuming 22.3x my body weight in calories. Does 2800 sound better?

    I eat at
    7:30- 2 cups cooked oatmeal w/ 1 tbsp natural pb and 1 scoop whey protein and 1 cup milk, 500ml water - 650 cals.
    12:05 (lunch time in school) 6 inch subway sub with 500ml water and a 2% milk- 450 cals.
    3:30- 1 cup brown rice, chicken breast and some mixed veggies with 500ml water. - 600 cals
    7:00 (usual time I get home from boxing or gym)- 2 cups cooked oatmeal w/ 1 tbsp natural pb and 1 scoop whey protein and 1 cup milk, 500ml water - 650 cals
    10:00- 2 tbsp natural pb and 2 pieces of toast with unsweetened homemade apple sauce (my grandmother makes it) and 1 cup milk- 450 cals.

    ^-- Hows that?
    Last edited by New_Sport; 09-28-2005 at 06:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Sport
    I don't know why. I can't not do anything you know? If I knew it would benefit me more by not doing it I wouldn't do it. I only see advantages, in the ring stamina is a pretty big factor.
    You don't rest, your muscles won't recover/grow.
    Quote Originally Posted by New_Sport
    Atm I'm consuming 22.3x my body weight in calories. Does 2800 sound better?
    Why do you care if it sounds better?

    It's not complicated - if you're gaining weight fast enough, you're eating enough.

    If you're not gaining weight, you're not eating enough.

    Forget about the calculations. They're rough guidelines at BEST. And they CLEARLY don't fit YOU with YOUR level of activity.

    Okay?

    Now eat up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    You don't rest, your muscles won't recover/grow.


    Why do you care if it sounds better?

    It's not complicated - if you're gaining weight fast enough, you're eating enough.

    If you're not gaining weight, you're not eating enough.

    Forget about the calculations. They're rough guidelines at BEST. And they CLEARLY don't fit YOU with YOUR level of activity.

    Okay?

    Now eat up.

    1 hr 30 mins at boxing and an hour at the gym didn't really seem like that much to me. But i'll take the advice and eat up.

    I eat at
    7:30- 2 cups cooked oatmeal w/ 1 tbsp natural pb and 1 scoop whey protein and 1 cup milk, 500ml water - 650 cals.
    12:05 (lunch time in school) 6 inch subway sub with 500ml water and a 2% milk- 450 cals.
    3:30- 1 cup brown rice, chicken breast and some mixed veggies with 500ml water. - 600 cals
    7:00 (usual time I get home from boxing or gym)- 2 cups cooked oatmeal w/ 1 tbsp natural pb and 1 scoop whey protein and 1 cup milk, 500ml water - 650 cals
    10:00- 2 tbsp natural pb and 2 pieces of toast with unsweetened homemade apple sauce (my grandmother makes it) and 1 cup milk- 450 cals.

    ^--Hows this --^
    Last edited by New_Sport; 09-28-2005 at 07:03 PM.

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    Just track on fitday and monitor your gains. You'll be the one who knows how it is.

    Nice to see you've discovered natural peanut butter! Don't be afraid to get more of your calories from it and other healthy fats, such as egg yolks, olive oil, avocados, raw nuts... Healthy fat is good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Sport
    I'm eating 2,500 calories a day.
    Try 4000.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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