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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?

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Thread: Gaining Weight

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Gaining Weight

    Hi, I'm 18, 5'11 and weigh about 160lbs. I play rugby a lot and I'm trying to put on lean muscle to bulk up, yet I'm a student so can't really afford to keep buying food! I've worked out on fitday.com I'm taking in about 2000 calories a day and a fair amount of protein but is there a relatively cheap way of adding calories to your diet? Would taking supplements be easier?

    I also do some gym work, weights etc so are there are any rugby players out there who could suggest a suitable routine?

    Thanks

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    Milk...

    Any routine that helps you build overall strength... the WBB & BGB programs are great for that... my sig has links..

    Welcome aboard... GL.. and stay with it...
    Also use the WBB search... your questions have been asked and answered many times..
    Last edited by Bob; 01-24-2007 at 06:54 AM.

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    Milk, fats (nuts, oils, etc), whey, meat, etc. Real food is probably way cheaper then supplements.
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    Is 6 meals a day really essential? I've heard quite a lot of contrasting arguments on this and was just wondering if it would be ok to eat the same amount in perhaps 3-4 meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beginner123 View Post
    Is 6 meals a day really essential? I've heard quite a lot of contrasting arguments on this and was just wondering if it would be ok to eat the same amount in perhaps 3-4 meals.
    Yea, that would be fine. 3 might be a little low though simply because youd be bloated after each meal, lol. But whatever youre comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beginner123 View Post
    Is 6 meals a day really essential? I've heard quite a lot of contrasting arguments on this and was just wondering if it would be ok to eat the same amount in perhaps 3-4 meals.
    That isn't even a minimum. At the very least, you'd be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That's 3. Then there's your pre/post workout meals or shakes. That's 5. Then there's your bedtime meal. That's 6.

    I don't know how you'd even justify 3-4 meals. That's not optimal. You can spread it out.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by beginner123 View Post
    Is 6 meals a day really essential? I've heard quite a lot of contrasting arguments on this and was just wondering if it would be ok to eat the same amount in perhaps 3-4 meals.
    A meal doesn't have to be like Grandma's thanksgiving dinner. It can be half a cup of peanuts and a galss of milk or a shake.
    I find it pretty easy to eat 6 meals - breakfast, second breakfast if I don't have class, lunch, snack, dinner and late night snack. If I'm lifting I'll have a couple of glasses of gatorade in there as well.

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