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?

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  1. #1
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    2 questions on how to get back in the swing of things

    Hey guys ... I've been lurking these forums for the last couple years (when I could ... see below). I need some advice/opinions on how to go about what I want to achieve.

    I have worked out since the age of 15 (currently to be 24 in Feb). For the last year-year and a half I haven't at all. I've had numerous personal problems that have prevented me from doing what I want to and need to with my body and my life in general. In fact it got to the point where I was eating 10,000 calories a day one month and a few months later not eating at all for 3 days. Thankfully I can say I am over that and ready to get back in the swing of things. I would imagine that I am around 19% body fat at 195 lbs 5'10''. When I was 19 or so I weighed 170 with around 7% fat and major definition. I'd like to get back to that (over time of course).

    First question: having come off that, do you guys suggest going right back into training/steady diet, or some kind of ween on or off? I currently was in a phase of eating VERY little over the past 2 weeks. Is it ok to just go head-first into a bulk/cut? Leads to my other question ...

    I have two diets/routines ready (one for bulking, the other for cutting) ... any opinions on which to do first? I know that it will likely take me 3-5 cycles over the course of 1-2 years to get exactly where I want. It's just that to me a cut diet/routine is like gorging compared to what I have been eating. Then again I wasn't working out at all. Opinions are welcome ... and I have to say this place is THE best forum for not only bodybuilding, but nutrition and lifting in general.


    Oh yea, I'll be starting a journal soon as well.
    Last edited by Fiverz; 01-25-2006 at 03:11 PM.

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    Seems like you have everything in place. At 19%, I'd cut down a bit. Maybe to 12% or so, it depends on you. It'll be a nicer place to start a bulk and you can guage how your diet is working for you in terms of fat vs. muscle better from that stage.

    Ween into it slowly. No need to go on/off, use your regular routine but don't expect to be putting up your old numbers in the first week.
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

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    Yea by ween on I meant start eating again slowly and lifting slowly ... or just try and hit it as hard as I (comfortably) can. Any more opinions?
    Last edited by Fiverz; 01-25-2006 at 10:34 PM.

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    Too lazy to reread your post, but if your layoff was for more than a couple months you will likely just shove on fat if you resume your old bulking diet. Build up to it. Ditto with the lifting/
    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

    "had a huge ass burn on my triceps while I was doing those kickbacks, so they'll likely be staying with my exercise program." - Zearoth

    "most of my burned calories coming from something called Basal. Wtf does a leaf have to do with any of it?" - Votorx

    "We have a lot of people like that on our campus, all hippies and things, that go around preaching against corporations, jocks, preps, accountants, and anyone else that feels the need to shower more than occasionally." - Shankerr

    "Damn man why are some women just so demonic and evil.. its like you wanna get a stake and mallet and an erection at the same time." - WBBIRL

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    Thanks that's what I was looking to hear. I'm thinking about taking a good 2-3 weeks to slowly get back into a routine. I get really bad DOMS the first week or so after starting a new routine anyways. I think that I will just try to find my maintenance point and stick there for those first couple of weeks diet-wise, then go into a cut.
    Last edited by Fiverz; 01-26-2006 at 02:51 PM.

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