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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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    What's my BF%? Any guesses?

    http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/prinkylin...ir=/bb&.view=t

    Can anybody take a guess @ my BF%? Every time I do an online calcualtor it says like 20%!!

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    I'd say about 9% or 10%, certainly not anywhere close to 20%.
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    11-12?
    Sweat in time of peace, bleed less in time of war.

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    I would say 9%.

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    Yeah I would say 8-10% or somewhere near there.


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    I'd guess somewhere between 10-12.

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    where can you find an online BF% calculater?
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    Body Fat Counter

    You can get the digital counter for 20 bucks and get an accurate reading.
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    Between 11-14%
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Re: Body Fat Counter

    Originally posted by kgenus
    You can get the digital counter for 20 bucks and get an accurate reading.
    It's most likely not going to be very accurate.

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    i hope the estimates of 9-12 are accurate because i look very similar.

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    you look lean what ever your BF% is.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    9-10? WOW, you guys are generous, im goin with 12-15%, not to say you look fat man, but anything less than 10 is VERY lean.. Im in almost the same boat you are and i would put myself a little higher too..

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    Hey thanks!, So i'll go with maybe 12%? Or 9% if I want to get lazy & rest on my ass!

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    I would guess somewhere in the 12 - 15% range. You have to keep in mind that if your body fat is in the single digits, you will see pretty good ab definition and quite a bit of muscle fiber when you flex (in shoulders, chest, ect.)

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    Online calc's are ****. They are for the average person. Not weightlifters.

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    i say 15 percent
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    I'd say between 10 and 14-15. Hard to tell without seeing the rest of your body. But even thought the abs aren't very defined, there's no sagging or anything... you look lean.
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    My guess would be 10-12%.

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    Originally posted by Belial
    I'd say between 10 and 14-15. Hard to tell without seeing the rest of your body. But even thought the abs aren't very defined, there's no sagging or anything... you look lean.
    Hey, thanks All...I'm working on my abs alot lately & still cutting for a while longer..Glad there's no sagging!!!

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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    Between 11-14%
    I agree

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    like most guys I'd say it around the 12% mark maybe a little more.
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