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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 RichMcGuire's Avatar
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    Final Bulk pics VS Original starting pics !!

    Well, Im at 171 now so I figured Id add my pics. I basically made it to my goal give or take a few pounds. I started this at 146 lbs .. now Im at 170-171. I think theres been quite a big difference overall. I may need to add another 10 lbs for my chest to balance.. It seems to like to build up on the lower regions first.

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    In the last pic, I got my brows waxed, grew out the facial hair, and got a little tan to polish it off..but I think it looks much better! Lemme know what you guys think
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    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

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    nice you really put on some mass on your back and arms - i see those streach marks nice!!!
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Oye, the dreaded stretch marks.. may need to get a tatt to cover em, haha
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMcGuire View Post
    Oye, the dreaded stretch marks.. may need to get a tatt to cover em, haha
    you sould be proud of em means you busted your ass!!!
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    Very solid progress. You look more "filled out" at 170 than I do at 210.

    Keep it up bro.
    Thx man



    Quote Originally Posted by 8.8 View Post
    you sould be proud of em means you busted your ass!!!

    Lol, battle scars!
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

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    Very solid progress. You look more "filled out" at 170 than I do at 210.

    Keep it up bro.

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    BIG progress, lookin really thick, good work!


    As far as the tat goes....DO IT haha, i want another after i get my new-ish one touched up. I'm thinking about getting a Day of the Dead skull..but idk yet.
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking_God View Post
    BIG progress, lookin really thick, good work!


    As far as the tat goes....DO IT haha, i want another after i get my new-ish one touched up. I'm thinking about getting a Day of the Dead skull..but idk yet.

    Thx man, really appreciate the comments after all that damn eating, lol.

    Tatts are fun to get.. Im just waiting on some more cash.. Ive been eating my money,
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    I got my first one jan. 22nd for my 18th b-day. i can't wait to get another one...all my money's getting spent on gas. Stupid GTP gets like 10 mpg on premium
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking_God View Post
    I got my first one jan. 22nd for my 18th b-day. i can't wait to get another one...all my money's getting spent on gas. Stupid GTP gets like 10 mpg on premium
    Ughh... gas prices are horrible!
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

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    excellent job bulking dude... it evens looks like it was a clean bulk.. no additional BF at all!!! awesome...

    the only compliant.. is the brow waxing and fake tan... dude.. carry your hairyness and bright white skin with honor... nothing excites (maybe scares) a chick then a man who glows in the dark and has fur all over... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearwolf View Post
    excellent job bulking dude... it evens looks like it was a clean bulk.. no additional BF at all!!! awesome...

    the only compliant.. is the brow waxing and fake tan... dude.. carry your hairyness and bright white skin with honor... nothing excites (maybe scares) a chick then a man who glows in the dark and has fur all over... lol
    lol, thx man.

    But, I think what scares girls more is completely bushed out eyebrows. Most of the girls Ive asked opinions about say they like it much, much better. And Ive gotten quite a bit of attention from random girls I meet at college (as oposed to before). You just dont advetise that you do it lol.

    Glad it looks like a clean bulk! It was FAR from it, lol.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    well there's no way anyone would know it..you don't seem to have gained any fat..and jealous as hell. my bulk right now is relatively clean (relatively..) and i'm adding to my already pretty good sized gut
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking_God View Post
    well there's no way anyone would know it..you don't seem to have gained any fat..and jealous as hell. my bulk right now is relatively clean (relatively..) and i'm adding to my already pretty good sized gut
    How many calories are you getting a day?
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

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    well, i had my diet in check and was getting 3100 a day, give or take a little bit. But i completely went ape**** this week, there's this all you can eat taco competition at a local place and a couple guys convinced me to go with them, 15 tacos and 8900 calories later.. lol. After that i was like well what the hell, and essentially had a cheat-half week. So the gut's my fault completely. Its odd though, i only add fat to my inner thighs and lower stomach..everything else looks the same as before.
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talking_God View Post
    well, i had my diet in check and was getting 3100 a day, give or take a little bit. But i completely went ape**** this week, there's this all you can eat taco competition at a local place and a couple guys convinced me to go with them, 15 tacos and 8900 calories later.. lol. After that i was like well what the hell, and essentially had a cheat-half week. So the gut's my fault completely. Its odd though, i only add fat to my inner thighs and lower stomach..everything else looks the same as before.

    Holy crap.. thats a lot of caloric overload for your body to store fat, lol.

    Everythings the same fatwise?

    Man... 15 tacos.. You can sure pack it away.

    So, was 3100 calories working for you at the time for adding mass?
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

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    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Very good progress!

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    Great progress - chest and back are kicking ass and taking names.
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    Pretty good. You didn't gain much BF from the looks of it. I would take it a little further before attempting a cut.

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    Your back destroys my back. You made great progress!!!

    From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)

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    awesome job rich, and you did it dirty as hell to boot!!
    2000 or bust

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    Thanks everyone - I really appreciate the feed back!!
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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    Nice work. Excellent bulk.

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    Great bulk man, you stayed pretty damn lean and put on some serious muscle. Good work!
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    Thx everyone It means a lot.

    I must say, WBB was a huge help. Before when I tried a bulk, I failed.. but I was under the practice of the muscle mags.

    WBB is donig a great job at supporting a site with solid info that works.
    First Bulk pics VS Starting pics, take a look!! http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...=1#post1616109

    Progress pics of a cut using bodyweight only movements http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...45#post2405745

    Generally, if you read a piece of advice on the internet, assume it's wrong until proven otherwise. This applies especially to "conventional wisdom". -Belial

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