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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Wanna Be Big Routine 1 questions

    I am 6'6 255 lbs. I recently started the wanna be big workout routine a month ago. I've been going to the gym 3 times a week. Mondays i work my chest and back, wednesday my legs, and friday my arms and shoulders.

    I have a few questions.

    1. Should i incorporate some cardio in this schedule, i usually like the run 3 miles or 30 minutes, which ever comes first. How many times should i include cardio in my routine and on which days?

    2. I've heard that since im a big guy already, it would be best for me to work out with weights that arent very heavy..100 lbs or less. Should i work out with heavy weights and simply do my routine and feel little or no burn, or should i lift heavy weights, as much as my body can handle..given that i complete the set/reps.

    3. Should a guy my height and size be taking protein shakes. I try to eat a lot of fish and proteinated foods. If you do think that i should be taking protein shakes, how much should i take, when (pre workout, post workout, off days), and which one should i buy.

    Hope to hear from you all.

    J

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    1. Depends on your goals. If you want to run, then do so after you lift. If you do it before you lift, keep as much time between then and your lifting as possible. Best do it on days you don't lift.

    2. Not sure why someone would tell you that. Lift heavy!!

    3. Protein is just that...protein. If you aren't getting enough protein in with your the amount you should be getting in, then drink it in the form of a protein drink. As far as when, how and what kind...check out that nicely placed search function to get the rest of the info. Lots on it...
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    What are your goals? Common wisdom: High weight, low reps= strength and just less than high weight, medium reps=size.

    Protein--1 to 1.5 grams per bodyweight is common. So if you are not getting around 300-350g of protein from your normal food, you may want to think about a protein supplement. Maybe take one in the morning, and one 30-45 mins after workout and maybe one before bed.

    If you need any, do the PWO one first in importance.

    Creatine might be a good supplement as well.

    Seperate any significant cario and lifting in the same day by at least five hours.
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    my overall goal is to shed some pounds, build strength and muscle. Thanks for the information.

    BG, whats the PWO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohn718
    my overall goal is to shed some pounds, build strength and muscle. Thanks for the information.

    BG, whats the PWO?
    Nothing will build muscle and burn fat better than lifting heavy w/ compound exercises. Heavy compounds will create the most microtrauma (tears) to your muscles. Ingesting plenty of protein, especially for the first few hrs post workout, will enhance protein synthesis (the process by which your body utilizes protein to repair your muscles). This process can last as much as 36 hrs - and during this process, your RMR (resting metabolic rate) is accelerated, enhancing fat loss.

    In addition, compound exercises allow for the use of heavier weights, and hit multiple muscle groups - thereby increasing muscle mass optimally (assuming nutrition is in line).

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