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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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    Maintenance Calories

    How are you guys figuring your maintenance calories? I've read Built's stuff, and it looks like she uses LBM x ~20 = Maintenance. Is this correct?

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    Nope, You track your cals for a week or two on fitday, eating normally. And see what it adds up to per day. That is the maintance to maintain your current weight.
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    Maintenance calories = the calories you can eat that will allow you to "maintain" the same weight. You find this through trial and error by tracking your calories and adjusting accordingly.
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    If you have no idea at all, and need somewhere to start, then multiply 14-16xBW and experiment with that. But finding your maintence is a trial and error process and make sure all other factors stay control during this experiment, i.e. exercise, rest, daily activities.

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    BWx20 for maintenance? That's a bulk.
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    Unless it's a cut or maintenance because of a lot of muscle mass and active metabolism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapour Trails View Post
    BWx20 for maintenance? That's a bulk.
    Yeah, that would put me around 4,200. Not likely.
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    But BWx20 would be 2600 for a 130 pound person. Not exactly unreasonable as a maintenance for a physically active teenage boy?
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    Nope. Which is why most generalizations are generally useless. It's a decent starting point, but there are too many variables to take into consideration. This is why the diet tracking tends to be more accurate.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
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    The OP said LBMx20, not BWx20.

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    ^^

    It's still a generalization, but at least it's a starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D View Post
    The OP said LBMx20, not BWx20.
    Aye, that's what I was calculating mine on.
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    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    ^^

    It's still a generalization, but at least it's a starting point.
    Kind of like trying to figure where's the best place to start a race that goes in a circle... its not that bad, but as has been pointed out tracking your cals vs weight/bf % is much much more effective
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    I meant as a starting to point to start tracking your calories and adjusting accordingly. I'm still not advocating generalized calorie calculations.
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    oh i know i just have been waiting to post that circular race thing all day and you set me up perfectly

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