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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    lean weight gain in a week???

    While eating clean, and staying close to maintenance calories, but lifting hard......what would be a reaonable amount of lean weight to gain in a week, if any? maybe too many variable to answer, but i was just trying to get a general idea. i ask because i have started to gain some weight (1.5 - 2 lb's per week), I am still eating clean but bumped up my calories some. I just want to make sure I am not gaining fat.

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    0.5 to .75. Maybe a full one if you're lucky with the genetics.
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    You will gain fat no matter what you do. How much depends upon your dedication and your diet.

    Expect about 2 pounds a month of LBM.

    And 4-5 pounds a month overall. If you're gaining 8 pounds a month, that might be a bit much, but it's your call.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Unless you're a newbie, don't count on more than a pound of LBM a month.
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    So if you're not new what's the point of gaining 4 if only 1 will be sweet sweet LBM? Just to make sure you actually gained it?
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    Just to make sure you actually gained it?
    Probably.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer View Post
    So if you're not new what's the point of gaining 4 if only 1 will be sweet sweet LBM?
    I don't see any point in it at all.

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    Just eat lots of lean meat and move heavy objects. Time and dedication build the lbm. Might as well just do what needs to be done and not count .5 or .75 or .25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holto View Post
    I don't see any point in it at all.
    Personally, I try to gain a pound a month. It's not easy, though... did you really gain a pound or was it water or waste weight? Was that a full pound of lbm because you basically were at just over maintenance lifting your ass off or was it 0.25 a pound and .75 fat because that's just the way your body does things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Probably.
    Exactly. That one pound is lean body mass, but there's no way to calibrate your diet in such a way that that's ALL you'll gain. You'd be lucky to gain a few ounces of LBM without having to add SOME fat just because you're trying to stay hypercaloric. You'd probably end up adding a few pounds of fat in the process of gaining that one pound just because you're trying so hard to stay anabolic 24/7.

    So it really comes down to how fast you want to gain that weight, and if you decide to put on as much LBM as possible, how efficient your cutting will be.

    Personally, I'll settle for half a pound of LBM a month, and do my best to keep the fat off in the process.
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