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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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    The UrbanSmooth Diet! 6 Small Meals, 4,000+ Calories! BULKING! What do you think?

    Ok, guys, I'm a 6'1, 160lb., active 22-year old male. I usually get good sleep, work all day, and then have some time to myself. Throughout the day, I can eat pretty much when I want to. I am attempting to bulk up as clean as I can, but, at a relatively fast, but not too fast pace. Here is my
    daily meal plan, with some variations from day to day. Please tell me what you think!

    Meal 1 (breakfast):
    1/2 Cup Oatmeal (150 cal, 2.5g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 27g carbs, 5g protein)
    -1/4 Cup Raisins (130 cal, 0 fat, 31g carbs, 1g protein)
    -1 Tbsp Olive Oil (120 cal, 14g fat, 2g sat fat)
    -1 Tbsp Bob's Red Mill Natural Raw Whole Flaxseeds (53 cal, 3.6g fat, .3g sat fat, 3.6g carbs, 2g protein)

    "570" Shake:
    1/3 Cup Carnation Instant Breakfast Rich Milk Chocolate (130 cal, 1g fat, 27g carbs, 5g protein)
    1 Cup 1% Low Fat Milk (100 cal, 2.5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 11g carbs, 8g protein)
    1/3 Cup Saco Mix'n Drink Pure Skim Milk powder (80 cal, 0 fat, 12g carbs, 8g protein)
    1 Scoop ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder (120 cal, 1g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 3g carbs, 24g protein)
    3 Tbsp Carnation Malted Milk powder (90 cal, 2g fat, 1g sat fat, 15g carbs, 2g protein)
    1 Tbsp Bob's Red Mill Natural Raw Whole Flaxseeds (53 cal, 3.6g fat, .3g sat fat, 3.6g carbs, 2g protein)

    1 Orange (70 cal)
    Alive! Whole Food Vitamin
    Water

    Meal 2:
    1 Cup Better'n Eggs (Egg Whites) (120 cal, 0 fat, 24g protein)
    Veggies (broccoli, spinach, onion, and peppers mixed in)
    2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread (180 cal, 2g fat, 34g carbs, 8g protein)
    1 Banana
    1 Scoop ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder (120 cal, 1g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 3g carbs, 24g protein) *if pre-workout OR "430" Shake if not
    Green Tea (if pre-workout, for antioxidants to help muscles)
    Alive! Whole Food Vitamin
    Water

    Meal 3:
    2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread (180 cal, 2g fat, 34g carbs, 8g protein)
    2 Tbsp Peanut Butter (190 cal, 16g fat, 7g carbs, 8g protein)
    Kemp's Light Nonfat Yogurt (80 cal, 0 fat, 16g carbs, 7g protein)
    1 Apple or 6 Dates (about 100 cal)

    "430" Shake:
    1/3 Cup Carnation Instant Breakfast Rich Milk Chocolate (130 cal, 1g fat, 27g carbs, 5g protein)
    1 Cup 1% Low Fat Milk (100 cal, 2.5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 11g carbs, 8g protein)
    1/3 Cup Saco Mix'n Drink Pure Skim Milk powder (80 cal, 0 fat, 12g carbs, 8g protein)
    1 Scoop ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder (120 cal, 1g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 3g carbs, 24g protein)
    Alive! Whole Food Vitamin
    Water

    Meal 4: (Usually about dinner time)
    4oz. Gold'n Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips (100 cal, 1g fat, 0 carbs, 21g protein) OR
    4oz. Wild Ocean Caight Whole Salmon Fillet (140 cal, 4.5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0 carbs, 24g protein)
    *cooked in extra-virgin olive oil
    Veggies (mushrooms, tomato, onions, peppers)

    "430" Shake:
    1/3 Cup Carnation Instant Breakfast Rich Milk Chocolate (130 cal, 1g fat, 27g carbs, 5g protein)
    1 Cup 1% Low Fat Milk (100 cal, 2.5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 11g carbs, 8g protein)
    1/3 Cup Saco Mix'n Drink Pure Skim Milk powder (80 cal, 0 fat, 12g carbs, 8g protein)
    1 Scoop ON 100% Whey Gold Standard Protein Powder (120 cal, 1g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 3g carbs, 24g protein)
    Water

    Meal 5:
    1 Large Sweet Potato (160 cal, 0 fat, 37g carbs, 4g protein)
    1 Large Carrot (30 cal, 0 fat, 7g carbs, 1g protein)
    Kemp's Light Nonfat Yogurt (80 cal, 0 fat, 16g carbs, 7g protein)
    Water

    Meal 6:
    1 Stick Crystal Farms Cheezoids Reduced Fat String Cheese (60 cal, 3.5g fat, 2g sat. fat, 0 carbs, 7g protein)
    1/2 Cup Swiss Valley Farms Small Curd, Fat Free Cottage Cheese (80 cal, 0 fat, 6g carbs, 13g protein)
    1 Cup 1% Low Fat Milk (100 cal, 2.5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 11g carbs, 8g protein)
    1/3 Cup Saco Mix'n Drink Pure Skim Milk powder (80 cal, 0 fat, 12g carbs, 8g protein)

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    I make sure to mix in:
    1 Cup Dole Frozen Blueberries (thawed) (70 cal, 1g fat, 17g carbs)
    throughout the day with my shakes and milk.

    I use this as a snack in between meals, or even with meals:
    1/4 Cup Walnuts (200 cal, 20g fat, 2g sat. fat, 4g carbs, 5g protein)

    I usually try to make sure I get about 700 calories in per meal, so, the total number of calories is over 4,000 a day.

    Protein comes to about 300g per day, well above what I need. I need to make sure I get plenty of water with this protein overload.

    Fat comes to about 90g a day. I do make sure to mix in walnuts for a 20g intake of good fat per 1/4 cup serving!

    Carbs total about 442g per day! Make sure to mix in those superfoods: walnuts, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, and that orange!

    I also use Tamari soy sauce, another superfood, to season my salmon.
    Yogurt is a superfood.
    Oats are a superfood.
    Beans are a superfood, every now and then, I'll make taco wraps, which are tortillas wrapped over beans, cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, peppers, etc.
    Green tea is a superfood.
    Turkey is a superfood, I'll make a turkey sandwich usually for my lunch break at work. I use whole wheat bread, spinach, olive oil, salad dressing/mayonaise, dill seasoning, and a slice of low-fat or no-fat cheese.

    Ok, that's enough information for now, what do you guys think?
    Last edited by UrbanSmooth; 03-28-2006 at 07:55 PM.

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    when do you workout during the day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner
    when do you workout during the day?
    If I have to work afternoon to evening, I work out an hour after I eat breakfast. If I work morning to early or mid afternoon, I work out after I get home. I get home, get a quick pre-workout meal in, wait an hour, or so, and work out.

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    Crazy enough for you, yet? I'm sure any of you kids can handle this intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Crazy enough for you, yet? I'm sure any of you kids can handle this intake.
    Are you under the impression that 4000 is alot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holto
    Are you under the impression that 4000 is alot?
    Yes, sir, that's the idea. I'm bulking up here. It's all about the lean muscle mass, wodie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Crazy enough for you, yet? I'm sure any of you kids can handle this intake.
    hehe He thinks everyone is a kiddie!
    Current Status: Now Attempting (any food visible) Bulk
    November 05: 198 lbs -- 23% bf
    February 06: 181lbs -- 14% bf
    Currently: 185 lbs -- 17% bf (took the summer off- but back at work)

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    I could eat 4k just for lunch np :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverYello
    hehe He thinks everyone is a kiddie!
    Heh, nope. Just being playful. SLAM THOSE CALORIES!!!!!

    Actually, the total comes to 4,200+. I'm not playing around here, I'm on a natural, clean, straight-up, muscle-freak, unleash-the-beast-within mass gain diet! No one and nothing will stop me! Not even death! I will make them force-feed my corpse every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Crazy enough for you, yet? I'm sure any of you kids can handle this intake.
    I'm pretty positive I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    I'm pretty positive I could.
    Probably.

    I'm about to bump it up to 6 x 900, though. 5400.

    That's a 600-calorie protein shake + a banana and some a 1/4 cup of walnuts 6 times a day. Of course, I'll mix it up to get other nutrients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
    Diet
    I'd lower carbs to 400 and up fats to 133, so:

    P: 300g
    C: 400g
    F: 133g
    4000
    Poo is also LBM - The Built

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    So how is the weight gain going thus far? That seems like a lot of food for only 4000 cals, now I remember why I drink my cals.
    And to reiterate what brickt is saying, i'm dieting on 4500 cals, and i'm not a particulary large person. Just keep increasing those cals as you keep gaining weight.
    Diet is key, the calorie is king

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    alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
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    Check it out...

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    Current Status: Now Attempting (any food visible) Bulk
    November 05: 198 lbs -- 23% bf
    February 06: 181lbs -- 14% bf
    Currently: 185 lbs -- 17% bf (took the summer off- but back at work)

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    Not bad, but, say I want to focus on certain parts of my body to get them bigger? Would it be fine to add/subtract accordingly, or will this routine make daddy even bigger, but just more evenly. The routine that I've been using has been fine so, far, but, I don't want to wear out any parts of my body, or overtrain anything and supress mass gains.

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    yes there is no set rule that says you cannot modify routines/have to follow them to a "T", i currently am running a modified westside PL'ing routine and am experiencing great power and actually hypertrophy gains as well.
    Status: Cutting...Heavily

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    you want seriouse food intake check one of narcissus old journals the bloke was eating 10000 cals a day at one point i believe
    my journal
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    weight 202 - (bf around 14%)
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    Bench - 286
    deadlift - new pr on the 23/12/06 190 kilo (430 pound)
    squat - 264 ATF

    Goals

    200 pound at 10% bf by next summer

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    How big did the bloke get?

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    Damn big to be eating 10,000 and not getting loaded with fat. I read it before, it's very good. Something like 300 lbs, or under that after the cut. Maybe I have them confused, but a lot more than many of us need.

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    What's very good? The diet?

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    I think your diet sucks, Smooth. It's time to bump it up to 5500+ calories a day. Also, add natty peanut butter and whole wheat/rolled oat bagels. You need to do this for yourself, man. BULK!

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