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
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    I have a question!

    Hey, I'm new to lifting weights. I recently started (a) fulltime workout/lifting weights and I need some advice:

    I want my muscle to look bigger/and be stronger. How and what way is the fastest for that to come true? I'm 5'10"/156 pounds. I'm planning on buying a shake and a box of vitamins, these any good for what I want to gain?:

    Megaman vitamins and KBurst powder.

    If they aren't very good, what is? And try to keep it cheap, those will cost me $100 even, and that's even alot!

    Thanks a bunch!
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    Deadlift - 400lbs
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    Before you do any supplemnts other than perhaps whey protein powder,make sure your diet is spot-on...food is the best anabolic there is,and as a beginner,you only need whey for it`s conveinience and possibly Vitamin-C,and a good multi..creatine can be added after a few months but you should make fairly quick prgress if you get on a good diet and riutine.

    Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Wescott
    Before you do any supplemnts other than perhaps whey protein powder,make sure your diet is spot-on...food is the best anabolic there is,and as a beginner,you only need whey for it`s conveinience and possibly Vitamin-C,and a good multi..creatine can be added after a few months but you should make fairly quick prgress if you get on a good diet and riutine.

    Good luck!!
    What would be an alright diet for a starter like myself? Eat normally? Or stick to something healthy, fatning? I'm really new to this.
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    Bench - 200lbs
    Deadlift - 400lbs
    Squat - 315lbs

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    Just eat alot and workout consistantly. I wouldnt worry about supplimentation until you build a good base.

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    I'm with KS on that one.

    -josh

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    Alright thanks! So don't take any suppliments until I get big enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Just eat and lift until you stall.

    How's that sound?
    Pretty good. Thanks!
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    The one thing I'll suggest for now is that you track your food on www.fitday.com, and I KNOW it's a PITA, but just do it.

    You don't gain - increase your cals by 500 a day and see what happens.

    Food is really the only way to grow. Supps or no, you don't eat, you WON'T gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    The one thing I'll suggest for now is that you track your food on www.fitday.com, and I KNOW it's a PITA, but just do it.

    You don't gain - increase your cals by 500 a day and see what happens.

    Food is really the only way to grow. Supps or no, you don't eat, you WON'T gain.
    I eat too much! If not 4 meals a day, 5. I can't seem to gain alot of weight, I put on 5 pounds and lose it over night. I don't understand it.

    But thanks for the helpful tips. I'll look into that site.
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    Bench - 200lbs
    Deadlift - 400lbs
    Squat - 315lbs

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    You don't gain, you're not eating enough FOR YOU.

    I know it sounds nuts, but you'll have to get in more calories than you already are.

    THAT is where a well-placed shake with whey, ground oats and olive oil can come in very handy. Knock one of those babies back at bedtime on top of your regulare (over)eating and watch that scale go up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    You don't gain, you're not eating enough FOR YOU.

    I know it sounds nuts, but you'll have to get in more calories than you already are.

    THAT is where a well-placed shake with whey, ground oats and olive oil can come in very handy. Knock one of those babies back at bedtime on top of your regulare (over)eating and watch that scale go up!
    But is gaining so much weight good for muscle build? I don't want to be HUGE! I just want to be able to "show off" what I can do at the gym and become stronger out of it.

    I would want to be like the picture below, maybe a bit bigger. Nothing to the point where I look "gross and deformed."
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    Deadlift - 400lbs
    Squat - 315lbs

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    Are you gaining?

    Do you want to gain?

    Then eat more. An extra 500 cals over maintenance should put on about a pound a week. Muscle gain should be over half that. Get too fat - cut back.

    No biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    Are you gaining?

    Do you want to gain?

    Then eat more. An extra 500 cals over maintenance should put on about a pound a week. Muscle gain should be over half that. Get too fat - cut back.

    No biggie.
    I'm not sure if I want to gain or not. I want to get stronger, not fatter. If I gain, will I be able to get stronger, and not fat, by working out?
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    Bench - 180lbs
    Deadlift - 315lbs
    Squat - 275lbs

    Goals
    Bench - 200lbs
    Deadlift - 400lbs
    Squat - 315lbs

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    Read the wannabebig article "gaining muscle the easy way" by Chris Mason. That should be a great start for you.

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