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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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    Help with BULKING

    What are your thoughts on this bulking diet I've constructed. My goal is to transition from the triathelete back to my 220lb lean football frome from 5 years ago and hopefully be on stage in 15 months...as you ccan see, I've been accustomed to a 2,500 cal diet with a crazy amount of training which lead to an eating disoreder, exercise obsession and severe weight loss. Tell me how I can improve: Want this to be as lean as possible, as my biggest fear to overcome is the lost of abs........


    Monday July 22, 2006
    530am - Height 6'2. Weight 160lbs, 7-8%bf

    BCAAS (NO TIME FOR A SHAKE PRE) - USUALLY 2 SCOOPS CASEIN, 1TB PB

    530AM BIS
    7 SET (2 WARMS) 6-12REPS, STRAIGHT BAR CURLS
    3 SETS SEATED DBELL CURLS - SUPERSET W/ SINGLE DBELL PREACHERS 3 SETS
    1 SET (DROP SET) - ROPE CURLS, 20, 15, 10,10
    4 SETS STANDING AB CRUNCH
    15 MINUTES COOLDOWN, 2.5 SPEED - 11.0 INCLINE (HAM, GLUTE WORK)

    715
    3/4 CUP OATS
    1 CUP BLUBERIES
    12 EGG WHITES
    1 SCOOP DYNMATIZE PROTEIN
    CREATINE, B-6, BCOMPLEX, ARGENINE, GLUTAMINE,
    LARGE COFFEE

    930
    1 CUP OATS
    12 EGG WHITES
    1 SCOOP ISS CASEIN

    PLAN:
    11:30-NOON
    6OZ COOKED WW PASTA
    8 OZ CHICKEN
    LARGE LARGE SALAD

    2PM (MISSED THIS MEAL, CLIENT MEETING + I'M TRAINING AT 430) WILL GET IT IN TOMORROW!!!
    8OZ FLANK STEAK AND SALMON
    HANDFULL OF ALMONDS

    3PM (FROZEN)
    2 SCOOPS CASEIN PROTEIN
    1TB PB, HANDFUL OF ALMONDS

    TRAIN 5:30PM (5PM TODAY) CHEST - 50 MINUTES INTENSE

    6:30/post (6PM)
    1 scoop whey
    50 g dextrose
    50 gram from musselmans pie filling(chocolate, banana, or vanilla)


    7:15 (7PM)
    50 grams dextrose
    1 cup oats
    1 scoops whey

    8:30 (8PM)
    3 whole eggs, 9 egg whites (4 OZ SALMON INSTEAD OF WHOLE EGGS)
    Ĺ CUP DRY MEASURED BROWN RICE

    10 pm (9:30PM)
    1 scoop blend Ĺ cup almonds, 5OZ DRY CURD COTTAGE CHEESE.

    BED = IMMIDIATELY AFTER - DAMN THAT'S A TON OF CALORIES IN 3 HOURS!!

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    So you train Biceps then chest? Post your whole routine because if that is what your doing then you need some serious help.
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    best way

    When is the best time to work out

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    when you feel you have the most energy/what fits your schedule...there is no golden time to work out

    I prefer the afternoon currently because of my schedule...if I had everything my way, I'd probably work out around 10 or 11 am
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    What are your macros? (CHO's, PRO, FAT) Total cals?

    Do you track on fitday.com?
    Make Shift IF diet
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    CF WOD and Recomp...
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    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddegroff
    What are your macros? (CHO's, PRO, FAT) Total cals?

    Do you track on fitday.com?
    PROTEIN CARBS FAT
    700AM
    3/4 CUP OATS 4.5 40.5 4.5 225
    (3/4 cup egg whites) 36 4 1 105
    1SCOOP WHEY 22 4 2 150
    1 CUP BLUEBERRIES 0 21 0.5 81
    1/2 CUP SKIM/COFFEE 4 1 0 50
    66.5 70.5 0 8 611
    10AM
    1 CUP OATS 7 54 4.5 300
    12 EGG WHITES 12 3 0 90
    1 SCOOP CASEIN 25 4 2 160

    44 0 61 0 6.5 550

    NOON
    8OZ CHICKEN 51 0 8 370
    6OZ PASTA COOKED 8 48 3 225
    LARGE SALAD, VEGIES--- 3 30 2 200
    62 78 13 795

    2PM
    8OZ FLANK/SALMON 47 0 14 330
    1 TB FLAX 0 0 14 120
    47 0 0 28 450

    4PM
    2 SCOOPS CASEIN 50 8 4 380
    1TB PB 4 3 8 95

    54 11 0 12 475
    TRAIN 5:30-630

    6:30
    1 SCOOP WHEY 22 4 2 150
    50G DEXTROSE (12tsp) 0 48 0 180
    50G MUSSCLEMANS PIE FILLING 0 40 1 160
    22 92 0 3 490

    7:15
    1 SCOOP WHEY 22 4 2 150
    50G DEXTROSE(12tsp) 0 48 0 180
    1 CUP OATS 3 55 3 300
    25 0 107 0 5 630

    830
    1/2 CUP DRY BROWN RICE 5 45 2 217
    4OZ CHICKEN, 4OZ SALMON 55 0 10 325
    60 45 0 12 542

    10PM
    1 CUP COTTAGE CHEESE 20 3 1 160
    20 almonds and peanuts 6 6 16 175
    1 SCOOP CASEIN 20 2 3 130
    1 CUP SKIM--- 8 1 15 125
    34 0 9 0 34 430

    389.50 - 366.50 - 116.50 4,343.00
    389.50 366.50 116.50 4,343.00
    my training is on point, not the problem...it's my diet I'd like critqued....Personally, i think its on point too...just wanted some input

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    If your training sucks, that needs to be critiqued as well.

    389.50 - 366.50 - 116.50 4,343.00
    Why did you write this twice? o.O
    Last edited by sCaRz*Of*PaiN; 07-24-2006 at 01:50 PM.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Looks good, its hard to tell if your on point from just posting what your eating (why I wanted your macro's). Going from 2500 cals to 4343 cals can lead to some fat gain depending on how fast you up the cals.

    as my biggest fear to overcome is the lost of abs........
    The more cals you eat over maintenance will lead to more fat gain. If your worried about losing your abs do a "slow, clean" bulk. Go 100 or so cals over maintenance and add till you gain 1lb per week. Keep adding cals as needed.
    Make Shift IF diet
    My Training Experience
    GET BODY SMART
    Goals:
    CF WOD and Recomp...
    "My fault. I was fiddling with the Gravitational Constant of the Universe again.
    I've set it back - you might need to reboot, though..." -Built

    "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal--
    nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude" - Thomas J

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    Been on the diet to a tee for 9 days. The scale (once a week) shows me at 164.5 today, up from 159-160 9 days ago. I'd say I found a good caloric intake without fat gain, thoughts??


    MY trainer told me to add in a banana first thing in the morning and remove the blueberris for a more caloric food and one that is needed first thing in the am to kickstart the body.

    He also uses 8-10 rice cakes, or a few nutragrain bars, with his dext. and whey, oats shakes postworkout for the quick carbs. His theory is that he doesnt care what I use as my carb source pw, as long as it's fast acting, and meets the requirements of 40g of protein, 80g of carbs. Then an additional 80 in my 2nd pw meal, and cut back to 50 before bed. Thoughts?

    don't want to overanalyze, just a friendly debate. Thoughts?

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    Why did you post this twice? And why would you want to remove the blueberries? They're full of antioxidants.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN
    Why did you post this twice? And why would you want to remove the blueberries? They're full of antioxidants.
    Sorry if I posted it twice...

    My diet calls for one fruit in the am...so, my thoughts were either blueberried (about 15) strawberries, 1 cup or a medium banana.....want to keep within the caloric count, but not sure what to use. Which do you prefer...it all goes in to my shake anyways..are 15 blueberries (approx) nd a med. banana comprable?

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    if your bulking a little extra fruit wont hurt at all, put em both!
    2000 or bust

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    I want to stay as lean as possible....notice I said, as possible....I realize its impossible to do both, but making it semi lean shouldnt be too hard, right?

    Who uses fruit?

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    if I was to jump on 300mg of cyp a week, would u ramp the cals or keep em where they are at?

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    Maybe I should consider HRT?

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    Well, two weeks in and I am about 4-5 pounds heavier...would have thought it would be more, no? I upped my cardio on the weekends, but kept it to once a week during m-f. Also, have missed a few meals here and there. THis week I need to get em all in, damn!

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    Well, two weeks in and I am about 4-5 pounds heavier...would have thought it would be more, no? I upped my cardio on the weekends, but kept it to once a week during m-f. Also, have missed a few meals here and there. THis week I need to get em all in, damn!

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    Down a pound today...bizzare cause every day I've been up .5-1lb...guess it'll happen though. Does this mean the diet is right on? When I get all the meals in I am 1-2lbs heavier each day...if I miss a meal or two like yesterday, I fall 1-2lbs...is this just water or is it typical?

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    Don't worry about day to day. Your weight will flucuate. Look at the progress over a week. 1-2lbs a day is too much. Shoot for 1lb a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal
    Don't worry about day to day. Your weight will flucuate. Look at the progress over a week. 1-2lbs a day is too much. Shoot for 1lb a week.
    If you HAVE to weigh yourself every day, that's OK. (I do.) BUT you absolutely CANNOT look at day 1 and compare to day 2 and have it be meaningful.

    If you want to track your daily weight, taken at the same time of day and under the same conditions, then fine. Just be sure to plot it out and look at the trend of the line. Otherwise you're just making yourself crazy.

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    yeah, check at the same time every week

    I always check my weight/progress Monday morning when I wake up after I pee
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    ** 2 cheat meals a week ** - 1 hour - all you can eat, just dont get sick!

    730
    OATS 1.25 CUP
    (1/4 raw oats)
    2 TB OF PB
    EGG WHITES 9
    EGGS 3


    10
    OATS 1 CUP
    CHX 6 OZ
    PINEAPPLE 1 CUP



    1230-130 CHIKEN 60Z
    YAM 10 OZ
    HUGE SALAD!

    PRE TRAIN
    300-330 CASEIN 2 SCOOPS
    PB 2TB

    5:30 TRAIN

    6:30:00 CREAMERY RICE 3 SERV
    WHEY 2.5 SCOOPS


    730
    GATORADE 3 TB
    VANILLA
    VANIALL BLEND 50

    800 BROWN RICE 3 SERV
    6OZ ROGUHY
    ASPARAGUS 8

    PREBED FLANK 8OZ
    WHITES 4

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    diet looks very clean and very solid. im impressed you can follow that every day. ace !
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp
    diet looks very clean and very solid. im impressed you can follow that every day. ace !
    thanx brutha...two cheat meals a week haus......that gets me through it!

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    these goof balls on antoher fitness board (most are from uk) claim my pw meals have too many cals/carbs....they say im eating too much from training to bed...........

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