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
    next-tyson-but-white arnoldsclone's Avatar
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    to cut or not to cut?

    i ask this because i'm 220 pounds now at 6'1, i got there from 298 pounds 11 months ago. My bf % is 20% at most. do i cut to a lower fat % then bulk, or do i say screw the cardio etc. and just keep bulking. my goal is to go on the stage in 2 years minimum. i want to be 220 lbs contest. has anyone else here been in the "i lost 80 pounds what do i do now?" club?

    Ahnold says, " milk is for babies!"
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    well.. if youre satisfied with your weight loss and youre ready to gain weight again do so. if youre not satisfied with your weight loss yet, continue cutting

    what do you want to do? thats your answer

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    thanks....any other sugg?

    Ahnold says, " milk is for babies!"
    "deadlift if you know"- myself
    Boxing/ working out 5 days a week!
    6'1"- 230lbs-and bulking till i can't stand the mirror
    Former fatass- whent from 302lbs to 207 lbs rippling 05-06
    bench 315
    deadlift 455
    squat 405
    big 3 total = 1175 lbs of RAW IRON!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHA

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    20% thats still kindda high, i would throw in some cardio
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    from some1 who bulked when they were in a similar situation i would cut down first
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    You'll partition better if you lean out some more before you bulk again.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi40.htm
    But the subjects in his overfeeding study did not lift any weights. I would assume that this would make a world of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by defcon
    But the subjects in his overfeeding study did not lift any weights. I would assume that this would make a world of difference.
    If anything, it would emphasize the partition effects that take place when body fat is low(er).
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    At 20% (ish) i would say lean out further mainly for 2 reasons:

    1: You'll feel better and look more like a BODYBUILDER, it is possible to gain lean weight and minimise fat gain, so get down to 10% or so and rise slowly, if you started bulking now the only way your body fat could go is up (unless we have AAS in the mix which we dont)

    2: Health reasons, carrying extra bodyfat is not healthy nor useful.

    You have come a long way bro, just keep winding down the bodyfat, whilst increasing your poundages and you should find that you will be adding muscle mass aswell, just dont go too strict with the diet.
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    thanks for all the replies. i think i'll cut some more, i just hate to cut, lol it is soooo painfull in so many ways, the low cal diet, the treadmill........ but screw it, it's gotta be done.

    Ahnold says, " milk is for babies!"
    "deadlift if you know"- myself
    Boxing/ working out 5 days a week!
    6'1"- 230lbs-and bulking till i can't stand the mirror
    Former fatass- whent from 302lbs to 207 lbs rippling 05-06
    bench 315
    deadlift 455
    squat 405
    big 3 total = 1175 lbs of RAW IRON!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHA

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