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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    More lbs = more mass?

    Hello all,

    I'm green when it comes to techniques and theories about building muscle and would like to know a couple of things.

    Since I am more into losing fat than gaining muscle mass due to the need to eat more calories in order to gain the most mass, which is working against my goals at this time.

    My question is, can you still gain muscle while on a low cal diet or is it more like maintaining muscle while loosing fat. And on that note, inorder to gain muscle mass is it a MUST to keep up'ing pounds each workout or can you gain muscle mass while using the same poundage each week?

    My current workouts include:

    mon chest and 30 mins treadmill
    tues 30 mins treadmill
    wed bicep and shoulders
    thurs 30 mins treadmill
    friday tricep and back and 30 mins treadmill

    Thanks for your time.

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    Legs?
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    Your current workout schedule is crap. "Muscles aren't made of air". If you're in a caloric deficit, you're not going to gain any muscle, or very little at the least, unless you are doing an extremely strict diet like UD2, but that's cycles of high and low cal days. If you want to pack on muscle, you need to be eating above maintenance.

    Ideally, you should be trying to increase the weights you lift every week...that is...if you can. You might also want to consider throwing in light days, not just all heavy days. I'd suggest taking a gander at this routine ~> Bill Starr's 5x5
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
    Legs?
    Clearly they are too huge to even bother with considering the amount of time he spends on the tredmill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roodeem View Post

    Since I am more into losing fat than gaining muscle mass due to the need to eat more calories in order to gain the most mass, which is working against my goals at this time.
    What?
    Forever Goal: Strength

    Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.

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    More muscle mass = faster metabolism = more calories burned = less fat

    therefore, life weights, do cardio, and take in less calories then you burn every day. Do some research on this website or somewhere and apply what you learn, keep learning, and work your ass off.

    PS. lift you legs, they are the largest muscle group in your body.

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    Thanks all for your replies...Like I said, I was new at this so if you'd like to up your postinjg counts by replying with no helpful info for a newbie, please also feel free. For all others helping with the fight, and education I am grateful.

    I will definately add legs to my workout schedule.

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    "More lbs = more mass?"

    What a title.

    My first thought was "not in outer space!"

    A little physics' humor fo yo flava!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roodeem View Post
    Thanks all for your replies...Like I said, I was new at this so if you'd like to up your postinjg counts by replying with no helpful info for a newbie, please also feel free. For all others helping with the fight, and education I am grateful.

    I will definately add legs to my workout schedule.
    Don't worry about the empty post. No body on this site was born with knowledge. And nobody on this site knows everything. Good luck and keep learning.

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    There are no empty posts in here. Each post is directed to get you to learn or better explain yourself in hopes that you'll realize you're missing something. We can tell you but really unless you apply it yourself, you'll never really grasp the concept behind it. I've understood where each post was trying to get you go. While not always the optimal teaching method, each post is trying to get you to learn something for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Steady View Post
    "More lbs = more mass?"

    What a title.

    My first thought was "not in outer space!"

    A little physics' humor fo yo flava!
    I think it would actually be the other way around, since you don't weigh anything in outer space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    I think it would actually be the other way around, since you don't weigh anything in outer space.
    There is no 'other way around' in equations, but yes, I see what you're saying. It would sound better written the other way.
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    The title of this site is "Wanna Be Big"...if you are not here to gain muscle then it might not be the best forum.

    Either lift weights or do cardio...as a whole the two tend to counter each other. Gaining muscle is a great way to lose fat and I encourage you to go that route.


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    Quote Originally Posted by roodeem View Post
    My current workouts include:

    mon chest and 30 mins treadmill
    tues 30 mins treadmill
    wed bicep and shoulders
    thurs 30 mins treadmill
    friday tricep and back and 30 mins treadmill
    Hey Rood, when you go to the gym, buy & wear this shirt.

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