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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    Body Fat Percentages (continued....)

    I guess the other one got erased. Not entirely sure why....

    Anyway, how can a BBer's BF% be higher than a X-Country skiers?

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    Did you read my last reply?

    Remember that bf% is a percentage of total body composition.

    Because endurance atheletes are skinnier, their bones, organs, and connective tissue are a higher percentage of their total body weight.

    Thus, a bodybuilder at 6% would have a lower fat to MUSCLE ratio than a cross country skier at 5%. Make sense?
    If the only thing you are holding is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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    Anyway, how can a BBer's BF% be higher than a X-Country skiers?
    they probably don't eat sheet

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    If you mean off season bodybuilders I have no doubt that skiers have lower bf%.

    A cross-country skier trains at the same gym I train, and he has very low bf but is also pretty skinny. If you are an endurance athlete it helps if you don't need to carry a lot of extra weight with you...
    Last edited by LiftAgain; 02-19-2002 at 07:20 PM.

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