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 Member USN1981's Avatar
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    Maintenance cals and leaning out.....

    is it possible to stay on maintenance cals, lift heavy and still get the 6pack to show?? i know it would take more time, but right now im 5'10 170 and i absolutely HATE weighing any less, i just feel way to skinny.........

    any comments appreciated, tks

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    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Do some searches on body recomposition. This is really what you are asking about.

    Do you have a 6-pack now? If so you could just do a very slow and clean bulk which would keep you as lean as possible and in the end be healthier overall I believe.
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    Wannabebig Member USN1981's Avatar
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    nah, no 6-pack yet. im probably 15% bodyfat atm and really dont wanna cut anymore. so what happens if you just stay on maintenance cals and lift day-in and day-out?

    surely it has to have some effect on your muscles, i know it's impossible to put on new muscle without a caloric surplus.

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    You would gain muscle and lose fat... AT THE VERY SAME TIME!~!!1!11. Problem lies in the fact that it's at a sloooooooooooooooooooooooow pace.
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    If you want to do this I suggest you do real short (like 30-40 minute) lifting sessions 4x a week and then do HIIT 2 times and distance cardio once per week. Then pair that with eating really clean and a good program and I think you can make pretty decent gains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USN1981
    surely it has to have some effect on your muscles, i know it's impossible to put on new muscle without a caloric surplus.

    If you take in a good amount of proteins, you can get bigger without a caloric surplus (obviously you have still to be around maintanance, not on a low calories regime).

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