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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    Maybe he's 7-feet tall?

    Maybe he's 7-feet tall?
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    Cigarette smoking: an underused tool in...

    Cigarette smoking: an underused tool in high-performance endurance training

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001541/
  3. It is pretty easy to tell the guys that have...

    It is pretty easy to tell the guys that have "practiced what they preach" from the guys just regurgitating stuff they've read and "know" work.

    Not to say that it isn't interesting and helpful to...
  4. I remember those days. The amount of food I used...

    I remember those days. The amount of food I used to eat weighing 150 lbs. was staggering. Far more than I eat today weighing 210 lbs.

    The hardest part of training (which for me was road...
  5. Impressive. I used to be a runner (5K). I...

    Impressive.

    I used to be a runner (5K). I lifted heavy for around 4 years. I'd never have the energy to combine the two.

    I often find myself disagreeing with "the experts", but much of what...
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    You might find Herman Hesse's "Steppenwolf"...

    You might find Herman Hesse's "Steppenwolf" interesting:

    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/steppenwolf/
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    I know that much of the food I eat is...

    I know that much of the food I eat is "fortified". So we all take supplements.

    I really don't have anything against supplements per se. But I do question the wisdom of relying on them instead of...
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    So much is "unknown" about diet and nutriton. ...

    So much is "unknown" about diet and nutriton.

    So much is "unknown" about supplements.

    We are all so different.

    We all have different factors in our lives that affect "the whole".

    As such,...
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    I run all my miles on sidewalks and the track. ...

    I run all my miles on sidewalks and the track.

    I can't run on the side of most roads because they slope toward the curb for water drainage purposes. That kills my right knee.

    I can't run on...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOgDCZ4GUo&feature...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOgDCZ4GUo&feature=channel&list=UL

    Take a look at all 6 of his videos on running form.

    But footwear can play a role in running injuries IMO. I'm VERY specific...
  11. What is your resting heart rate? How are you...

    What is your resting heart rate?

    How are you measuring your heart rate while running?
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    This is what keeps youtube in business.

    This is what keeps youtube in business.
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    I think your "hate crossfit" mentality also rubs...

    I think your "hate crossfit" mentality also rubs me the wrong way.

    You seem far more defensive than my post warrants.
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    Lucky for me AlexV is able to calmly and...

    Lucky for me AlexV is able to calmly and articulately express what would sound more like a rant coming from me.

    I understand "fittest" is a marketing tool. I just don't think it's a very good...
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    I'm going to pull a Falcon63 and abstain from...

    I'm going to pull a Falcon63 and abstain from further posting on this.

    But I still find it funny nonetheless.
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    This strikes me as so funny

    This strikes me as so funny
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    I guess I'd suggest slow, controlled, full range...

    I guess I'd suggest slow, controlled, full range pistol squats in good form for the balance you are seeking. Not only do you need pretty decent leg strength, but its pretty hard to balance for most...
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    I always fail to understand why people feel they...

    I always fail to understand why people feel they need to add weight to pullups when they fail to do even one in a full range of motion.

    The answer is, people do pullups for different reasons. ...
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    Really? I ask because I have a test from when...

    Really?

    I ask because I have a test from when I was about 27% bodyfat and my cholesterol levels were very low. Tri's were about 50 and LDL didn't register (I had the "ratio test" done and they...
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    Good points. I have no idea if my technique was...

    Good points. I have no idea if my technique was good, bad, or in-between.

    As I had no interest in lifting in meets, I really didn't worry about using hooks, straps, etc. My focus was purely on...
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