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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Apr 2006

    Tips on bulking!

    Hey guys, i started bulking yesterday, i took in 4500cals in the day, i only weight 125lbs so does sound sound good?, how many should i take in each day @ my weight. and alo i heard a rumor about gaining weight to fast can give you diabeites? is this true?

    Can i have some tips on bulking @ my weight? thnks
    as of march 29 07.
    age: 18
    weight: 145lbs
    height: 6'00

    Big Four.
    BEnch: 165
    Power Clean 185
    Squat: 305 (my weightclass record)
    Dead Lift: 385

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  3. #2
    Wannabebig Member
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    Mar 2006
    although my post count is low, i would like to think that i have some good knowledge.

    It is not a good idea to just jump up your cals that much. you need to slowly up your cals, from what i know anywhere between 250-750, it really depends on you. there is no way to know how many cals it takes for you to lose/gain weight. go slow. when i started i increased cals and protein, and made some gains. When i started to even space out all the cals and proteins 5-8 times day, im in school so each day it would vary, but always at least 5, i really started to make gains. i may be wrong, but this helped me.

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    Just watch me ... Built's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    Nice post, pushpull. I usually suggest 10-20% increase over maintenance - plan to gain 4-5 lbs a month. For example, if your maintenance calories were 3000, increase to 3300-3600; see how your body reacts and adjust accordingly.

    (Edited because I have math problems. )

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    Senior Member Jorge Sanchez's Avatar
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    May 2005
    What Built said, except I`m sure she meant 4-5lbs/month, not per week.

    Make sure to get lots of protein.
    Last edited by Jorge Sanchez; 04-07-2006 at 01:03 PM.
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  6. #5
    Gonna Be Big
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    Apr 2006
    Off Track
    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Nice post, pushpull. I usually suggest 10-20% increase over maintenance - plan to gain 4-5 lbs a week. For example, if your maintenance calories were 3000, increase to 3300-3600; see how your body reacts and adjust accordingly.
    How do you know what your maintenance calorie intake is? I thought you were just supposed to multiply your bodyweight by 25 and then intake that many calories for a bulk, apparently I need to do more reading.
    Tired of being skinny.

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    Gettin' there Phelon's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Panama City, FLA
    4-5 lbs a month? no im sure she meant week...

    or did she?
    Call me, Johnny. Thanks
    Check out my JOURNAL!

    STATS as of: March, 2006

    Status: Recovering from a rotator problem...again

    Weight: 240 +/-
    Height: 6'3.5
    Bench: 330bs touch and go / 360lbs paused
    Squat: 385lbs / 405lbs
    Clean: 255lbs / 285lbs
    40: 5.3 / 5.0
    Vert: 23 / 28

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    Not Done Yet ShockBoxer's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    My vote is for 'month' if you even want to pretend to limit your fat gains.
    The Reconstruction Project (Journal)

    Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%

    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
    Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3

    Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg

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    Is cutting down to 9% Jordanbcool's Avatar
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    Feb 2006
    Kent Island, Maryland
    If you did it weekly you'd be one sorry fat........well you know.

    Shoot for 5lbs a month.

    Getting back in the groove
    "I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." - Achilles, (Troy 2004)
    ATF squat- 275 RAW
    Deadlift- 415
    Bench- Two 100lbs DB's four times
    190lbs 15% BF (Estimate)

  10. #9
    Senior Member
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    Oct 2005
    If 4500kcal is what you need, then it sounds fine.

    Bulking giving you diabetes.. I've never heard of it myself.

    Your lifts are pretty damned big for your size so you obviously are doing something right!

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