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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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    Diet for gaining lean muscle mass?

    OK, I want to put on lean muscle mass, with very little fat gain, if none at all. My routine is WBB1 with some HIIT thrown in at the weekend. I've been tracking on fitday, and have stayed at a consistent weight for the last 5 days, eating about 3500kcal(obviously my weight flucutates at the end of the day slightly depending on how much water I consume). What would you recommend I eat, SPECIFICALLY with these thing in mind? Any ideas would be great!
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    what exactly are you eating now?
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    This thread is like déjà vu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN
    This thread is like déjà vu.
    I did do a search. As for what I'm eating, well my Fitday explains that better than I can.
    http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...Nickthebassist
    Hopefully that's a link to what I've been eating!
    I forgot to weigh myself last night, and I'm yet to enter yesterday's and today's foods, but I'm gettin round to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickthebassist
    What would you recommend I eat, SPECIFICALLY with these thing in mind? Any ideas would be great!
    I recommend you determine your baseline diet. What you are doing now is excellent. Keep tracking for at least another week or two. If you want minimal fat gain you need to be surgical in determining your maintenance cals.

    Then you can go slightly above maintenance by 300-500 cals/day.

    If you can go +500/day for 3-4 weeks and not gain much fat you may want to go higher. Again the key is knowing your exact maintenance cals and exactly what you eat daily. Make small increments from there and be patient. You might think you're not gaining much fat on +300 and go to +500 prematurely and gain fat really quickly.

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    Ok cool. I think, looking at my fitday, that my maintenance cals are AROUND 3500, however, I haven't been able to measure exact calories in everything as some of the stuff simply doesn't have that information on it, so I have to use the fitday foods(which arent always exact). What I will do is take all measurements and average them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holto
    I recommend you determine your baseline diet. What you are doing now is excellent. Keep tracking for at least another week or two. If you want minimal fat gain you need to be surgical in determining your maintenance cals.

    Then you can go slightly above maintenance by 300-500 cals/day.

    If you can go +500/day for 3-4 weeks and not gain much fat you may want to go higher. Again the key is knowing your exact maintenance cals and exactly what you eat daily. Make small increments from there and be patient. You might think you're not gaining much fat on +300 and go to +500 prematurely and gain fat really quickly.

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    Surely if I don't gain fat, then that's a good thing? I will see if I gain muscle. Also, I'm doing HIIT, so that fat should get burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickthebassist
    Surely if I don't gain fat, then that's a good thing? I will see if I gain muscle. Also, I'm doing HIIT, so that fat should get burned.

    Why would the fat be burned if you have readily available energy due to excess calories in your system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by betastas
    Why would the fat be burned if you have readily available energy due to excess calories in your system?
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    I told you on AIM, you CANNOT burn fat and build muscle at the same time. (without great difficulty)

    Lose the fat, or build the muscle, make a choice.
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