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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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  1. #1
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    5'1" 270 - Bulk or Cut???

    Long story short, I went from 6'0" 200 to just over 270 in a matter of two years. One day after looking in the mirror just got disgusted and decided to never let this happen again. Now on a massive cut that so far has dropped me to 250.

    *Edit* Ill post my macros for each day too. Today happened to be 210/103/48

    Monday 2/12/07:

    Diet was great. Plenty of protein and not too many carbs. Kept the calories to about 1700. Drank a lot of water.

    Gym:

    Started a new program with more volume

    Flat Bench: 4 sets 8 reps with 95. Wasn't a lot of weight but not used to lots of volume, and was kinda tired, not necesarily out of strength. Last set I added 10 lbs.

    Curls: 4 sets 8 reps with 55. Same Story here. Was really easy at first, but last 10 or so reps were brutal. Felt really really good after though.

    After the lifting did some jogging for about 15 minutes. Tomorrow is leg day so don't want to run intervals tonight and be too tired for tomorrow.
    Last edited by Mench; 02-13-2007 at 09:42 AM.

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    That's a tough call, I'm leaning towards a bulk, but it seems you have your mind made up.

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    Neither

    Could you just keep your protein high to 1g lb and eat only good clean carbs. Try not to think of bulking or cuttin,just eat good for now and train hard.
    Train,train hard.Eat,eat lots and sleep even more.

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    Tuesday 2/13/07

    Diet went really well today again. I ended with 1595 Calories, with a 208/97/43 breakdown. Felt good throughtout the day and had lots of energy in the gym.

    Gym:

    Squats:

    3 x 8 160
    1 x 8 135

    Last set on these was really hard. I was doing 20 rep squats the past few weeks, going into the transition, i was really tired. I didn't feel really weak, just like i had no more energy.

    Lying leg curls:

    4 x 8 60

    These were really easy. Going to do 10 or 20 more pounds next week.

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    Woah man thats quite a small number of calories. I'd say keep cutting but you can certainly stand to up the calories a little bit.
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    The only reason I'm eating like that is I don't want to "feed the fat". I figured my lbm is somewhere around 190 so that's why I've been eating a bit less. If I ever feel tired or out of energy I'll definately eat more, but for now i think its working for me.
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    Good to see another recovering fat boy. There are quite a few of us around here. Good luck and I'll be looking forward to seeing this drama unfold.
    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

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    Wednesday 2/14/07

    Rest day. Diet was 1530 Calories. 182/108/31. Didn't work either so it was chill.
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    Thursday 2/15/07

    Diet was 1780 Calories. 260/109/35.

    Workout:

    Lat Pulldowns:

    4 x 8 120

    Dumbell Shoulder Press:

    3 x 8 35

    1 x 5 30

    Last set on these was mega hard. Thinking next week still up weight a little, but my shoulders really got worked.

    Abs:

    1 x 10 Crunches
    1 x 5 Crunches


    Jogged/Walked a mile , 14 minutes
    Last edited by Mench; 02-19-2007 at 08:45 PM.
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    Good luck on your training. Where did you get that avatar, btw?

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    Just some other thread. If you give me your e-mail I'll send it to ya. It's actually a video clip and is pretty hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mench View Post
    Just some other thread. If you give me your e-mail I'll send it to ya. It's actually a video clip and is pretty hilarious.
    Is it from ytmnd.com?

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    No, some guy had it on a car forum and I got it from there. A friend of mine linked me to an article and I saw that avatar and cracked up.
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    Friday 2/16/07

    Rest day. Diet was probably somewhere around 2600 Calories. Not sure the macronutrient breakdown. I have one meal a week where I go out with my wife and/or friends as sort of a cheat meal. Today was that but still didn't do to bad overall.
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    Saturday 2/17/07

    Rest day. Diet was 1635 Calories with a 232/62/37. Felt good.
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    Sunday 2/18/07

    Rest day. Diet was 1670 Calories were 187/48/48.
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    Monday 2/19/07

    Diet was 1635 Calories. 232/94/32.

    Workout:

    Bench Press:

    4 x 8 105

    Curls:

    1 x 8 65
    3 x 8 55

    Jogged a mile , 11:30 minutes
    Last edited by Mench; 02-20-2007 at 08:34 PM.
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    Were those regular curls, or the for the girls variety? Be honest.

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    They were for all my Hustla's who don't sleep; they rest one eye open.
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    Tuesday 2/20/07

    Diet was 1650 Calories. 209/106/23.

    Workout:

    Squats:

    2 x 8 170
    1 x 7 155
    1 x 8 135

    Lying Leg Curls:

    4 x 8 70

    Jogged a mile , 14:00 minutes. Legs felt like jello but decided to do at least a tiny bit of cardio too.
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    Wednesday 2/21/07

    Rest day. Diet was 1590 Calories were 210/51/35.
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    I think you're doing the right thing. 5ft 1, 270 is just massive. It's for the benefit of your health that you cut. If you're just starting out you might even gain some muscle anyway!

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    Thursday 2/22/07

    Diet was 1615 Calories. 211/91/33.

    Workout:

    Lat Pulldowns:

    4 x 8 120

    Straight arm pushdowns:

    3 x 8 50

    Dumbell Shoulder Press:

    3 x 8 35
    1 x 7 35

    No cardio as i have to work in the PM. Other than that good day. Early gym didn't affect me really.
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    Friday 2/23/07

    Rest day. Diet was 770 + mexican food for dinner. Going to guess it was about 2000 calories. So for my refeed still not too bad of a day. The 700 calories I ate were almost all protein, so overall good day.
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    It's too bad a small child was almost killed when you were eating that sombrero sized ice cream platter.

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