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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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    Maintaining

    So, let's say you are not looking to gain or lose weight. You
    want a program to maintain what you've got, all around. Are
    there workouts designed with that in mind? In other words,
    you don't want to lose what you've gained, but aren't looking
    to bulk any more. Would that require ever working to failure?

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    Congrats on attaining you ideal body!

    I think thats more a function of diet. If you continue to exercise the way you normally do, but eat at maintenence level, your weight won't change.

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    Yea it does have to do with diet alot but I also think you will very slowly gain weight from lifting no matter what im not exactly sure though.
    Last edited by method115; 04-22-2006 at 11:33 AM.

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    Exactly how much training you will need to maintain depends on a lot of things, but likely it will be a little less than what you have been doing. Unless you are already pretty advanced, it should be easier to maintain than to get there in the first place.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Maybe I didn't flesh out my question enough. I don't
    have an ideal body. I'm generally looking to gain weight.
    I started here a couple of years ago, 51 yrs. old, 5 ' 10"
    and 143. I've gained 11 pounds of muscle. Frankly, I
    don't know if I'll ever be able to add more, although
    I'd like to.

    During golf season, I'd like to scale back my workouts so
    I won't be sore when I play. I don't want to lose muscle
    I've gained in the process.

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    With that goal, I would eat just a tiny bit over maintenance (because you're obviously pretty lean), and just knock the pounds down but do the same workouts. That way, you're eating to recover from hard workouts, but doing moderate workouts. Then, you're still strong and loose for golf, along with having plenty of nutrients for energy.

    And try not to drink too much beer out there..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
    With that goal, I would eat just a tiny bit over maintenance (because you're obviously pretty lean), and just knock the pounds down but do the same workouts. That way, you're eating to recover from hard workouts, but doing moderate workouts. Then, you're still strong and loose for golf, along with having plenty of nutrients for energy.

    And try not to drink too much beer out there..lol
    Thanks, the last thing my game needs is beer.

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