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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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    How does one develop a 4 pack?

    I dont want a 4 pack but ive seen other people with them. Is getting them genetic or what?

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    Yup, 4,6,8, its all in the genitics.
    Sucks eh?
    I'm one that gets the 4. If I dropped to ridicoulously low BF% I may get a 6'er.
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    Yeah Adam's got it right.

    As many have pointed out in the past, Arnold only had a 4-pack. It's purely genetics.

    Personally, I don't think my top two abs will show until I get to a very, very low body fat, and I'm just not interested in that right now. For most people, they can't the bottom two abs to show. We're all different.

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    Its definely not 100% genetics. I am the first person in my family to have a six pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurzysfinest View Post
    Its definely not 100% genetics. I am the first person in my family to have a six pack.

    i didn't think genetic necessarily meant that if your parents have a 4 pack, then you too shall have a 4 pack. Moreso that it depends on how your gentic makeup is created at birth. If you have a 4 pack, you have a 4 pack because that is the way you were created.

    Am i wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jurzysfinest View Post
    Its definely not 100% genetics. I am the first person in my family to have a six pack.
    yes it is, im the first in my family to have much lighter hair (everyone else has dark hair) hair, its called a recessive gene


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recessive_gene

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    It's 100% genetic. You can't change what you're born with. You only have to work with what's been given to you. Are you also the first person in your family to pursue an active weightlifting lifestyle?
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    Well im more weightlifting for football and boxing. My uncle worksout also. What I basically meant was that everyone has the muscles so if you just cut you will get the 6 or 8

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    You should probably research what a recessive gene is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jurzysfinest View Post
    Well im more weightlifting for football and boxing. My uncle worksout also. What I basically meant was that everyone has the muscles so if you just cut you will get the 6 or 8
    Um...Arnold Schwarzenegger during competition only visibly had 4. The appearance of your abdominals, no matter how big they are, is genetic.
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    I currently have a 1 pack. Is that genetic?

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    I can feel 6 clearly when im sitting down. Just seemed odd to see a guy at 7%bf with only a 4 pack.

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    Is my Keg genetic?
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    No. You can pretend though.
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    Drat!
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    I have 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingWilder View Post
    I have 5

    Never heard of that before lol.

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    A 4 pack with 1 slab over or under the 4, its actually pretty common.
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    i own all of you, i have a 30 rack.

    seriously though you just gotta lose weight and see, ill be happy with flatness and no gay fat/skin hang
    2000 or bust

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    I used to have an 8 pack. Now I have the slightest outline of a 6, but it takes a trained eye (mine) to see it. Working on getting back to 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I used to have an 8 pack. Now I have the slightest outline of a 6, but it takes a trained eye (mine) to see it. Working on getting back to 8.
    LOL! YES! That's exactly how I feel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I used to have an 8 pack. Now I have the slightest outline of a 6, but it takes a trained eye (mine) to see it. Working on getting back to 8.
    A trick I've learned is to find a light source that gives just the right amount of shadowing there.
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    Ive never actually seen my abs... so i cant tell.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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