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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    Senior Member BFGUITAR's Avatar
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    13.5 inch arms... ive got work to do

    I just measured them and theyre a measly 13.5 inches around. This is before my cut!
    During my cut is there any way I can gain muscle in my arms as well as all ove rmy body?

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    Why are you cutting if you've got 13.5" arms?
    Eat clean and lift, and things will sort themselves out.
    530S/320B/475D
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    I havent started cutting yet.

    I started off at 145 pounds and now im about 165. Ive gained a bit of fat as well. When I get to 175 im thinking of cutting.

    I shoulkd have said when i cut rather than during my cut lol

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    Instead of cutting, you could eat at maintenance and try to get some body recomposition. I guess it would mostly depend on how nen you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing
    Instead of cutting, you could eat at maintenance and try to get some body recomposition. I guess it would mostly depend on how nen you are.

    How nen I am?

    And how do I know what maintenance is for me?

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    well... I'm cutting and I did manage to get massive shoulder muscles during my cut... so It is possible...

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    nen = new

    to figure maintenance, reduce current 'bulking' calorie intake by 10-20%...eat liek that for 2 weeks, then see if you gained, lost, or maintained your weight.


    there are formulas, but nothing's more accurate than logging your diet and watching for changes in weight.

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    i dont think you should cut either, find out what your maintainence cals are on www.fitday.com and take it from there. Eat slightly above that number, and get started on WBB1... and do not do any extra training on your arms, no extra sets, no extra reps!

    Overtraining your arms will keep them small! And if you think your arms are small.... mine were 12.5 inches flexed 2 years ago when i topped the scale at 135lbs
    Last edited by Roddy; 10-11-2006 at 05:00 PM.

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    Why WBB 1?

    I took a look at it and realized that there werent very many sets, not to mention low reps.

    1)What will I look like if I were to do this routine?
    2)Can I add a few isolation workouts if I feel I could benefit from them?

    3)Should I cut down now to say... 155 and than restart the bulk?
    I really dont want to get fat lol.

    This is upsetting...
    At least I got something off this short bulk.

    Tommorow I may jus thave a crack at this.

    As well, whats the quickest way to determine my maintainance level? Do i really have to through two weeks of testing to find out?
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 10-11-2006 at 07:08 PM.

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    How tall are you?

    You could figure out maintenance in a week, but the longer you go...the more accurate of an idea you will have.

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    My answers.
    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR
    Why WBB 1?

    I took a look at it and realized that there werent very many sets, not to mention low reps.
    It's enough. Don't **** with it.

    1)What will I look like if I were to do this routine?

    Like a more muscular version of you if you do the other stuff right.

    2)Can I add a few isolation workouts if I feel I could benefit from them?

    Don't. You won't benefit from them. Remember where I said "don't **** with it"?

    3)Should I cut down now to say... 155 and than restart the bulk?
    I really dont want to get fat lol.

    Nah dude. Eat clean at a little above maintenance and lift heavy ****. You'll be fine.

    As well, whats the quickest way to determine my maintainance level? Do i really have to through two weeks of testing to find out?
    That's the idea.
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    yeah its definatly enough, you want to be lifting quite heavy.. really pushing your limits!

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    WBB1 feels like a lot of sets if your intensity is high enough.

    I would say keep bulking for a while longer. I started out at 153, bulked up to about 183, then cut down to about 170 in my first year of seriously lifting. At 170 I felt and looked small and didn't have enough muscle yet to look impressive anyway. In hind sight, I would have kept bulking to 200 or so.

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    Could I switch the french press with skull crushers?

    And are bar bell rows done standing upright or leaning forward?

    BTW im 18, 5'11
    I bulked from 145-165. I feel fat though. I dont have a petruding belly at all though.
    Last edited by BFGUITAR; 10-11-2006 at 10:49 PM.

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    French press is the same as skull crushers, I think.

    Bar bell rows are bent over

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    French press is the same as skull crushers, I think.
    That's correct.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Ok sweet.
    Im off now to do legs according to WBB routine one, wish me luck!

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    i started at 140-145 also at the end of july. im 162 now and dont want to be much bigger than 175. i dont plan on cutting at 175. just find my maintanence and build muscle
    Age: 22
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    Starting Weight: 135-140lbs (August 1st 2006)
    Current Weight: got up to 177 but got it back down to 170lbs
    Current Goal: cutting

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