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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    JAKE101
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    am i weak for my age or average or good (just started weight lifting)

    my stats are:
    weight: 155 pounds
    benchpress: 170 pounds x 1
    deadlift: 215 pounds
    squat: (didnt try yet)

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    you didn't say your age...

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    eh, its not bad, but then again you just started. find a good program, eat lots, and keep pumping and your #'s will rise. and welcome to the boards

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    compete against yourself

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    i've met weaker soals......

    Ahnold says, " milk is for babies!"
    "deadlift if you know"- myself
    Boxing/ working out 5 days a week!
    6'1"- 230lbs-and bulking till i can't stand the mirror
    Former fatass- whent from 302lbs to 207 lbs rippling 05-06
    bench 315
    deadlift 455
    squat 405
    big 3 total = 1175 lbs of RAW IRON!!!MUAHAHAHAHAHA

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    I think the main question should be... Why are you testing your 1rep maxes if you just started lifting?

    Do you have any clue what you're doing?
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Don't worry about it. You're just starting out and learning to perfect your form. Knowing that you've never 'tried' to squat, I really wouldn't be concerned about your strength to others.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

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    I hate the people that make "tell me if im strong" threads. I have even more animosity for people that add, "im only 15 btw"
    Last edited by KingJustin; 12-21-2007 at 12:12 PM.

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    When I was 13 I benched 315lbs.

    Yes you're weak. Go eat and come back in five years.
    22 - 5'10@236lbs!
    Bench - 325 (old)
    Squat - 455x2 (old)
    Deadlift - 500(old)

    Total: 1280lbs 100% raw




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    Yep, your weak.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    starting strength is irrelevant. We're all here for the same thing.
    Out of the night that covers me,Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In The fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears looms but the horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
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    TJW Keith's Avatar
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    LOL, appropriate answers for these types of questions.
    Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185

    Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045

    People need to quit ****ing asking what they need to do, exercise wise, until they reinforce their technique - Dave Tate

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    starting strength is irrelevant. We're all here for the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    I hate the people that make "tell me if im strong" threads. I have even more animosity for people that add, "im only 15 btw"
    But he's only 15 man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJustin View Post
    I hate the people that make "tell me if im strong" threads. I have even more animosity for people that add, "im only 15 btw"
    His age is the least of his problems (he just turned 16 less than a week ago, BTW). One of his main interests according to his profile is "weed".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    His age is the least of his problems (he just turned 16 less than a week ago, BTW). One of his main interests according to his profile is "weed".
    I for one am glad that I will probably never be able to take a drug.

    Those drug testers have had it in for me since day one...

    Ive become so well aquainted, I even baby sit for on of them.
    Last edited by Fuzzy; 12-21-2007 at 03:34 PM.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    i wouldnt worry about whether a bunch of people on the internet think your strong or not, just start a good program and eat a lot, if you have a question along the way ask. a large part of society, in general, doesnt even recognize body building as a real sport, so i dont care if your a puny 15 year old, or not, at least the sport is growing. work towards who you want to be tmrw, dont focus on what you were yesterday.

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    oh yeah and lay off the weed, honestly

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    Awesome thread!
    Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs


    Current PR's (updated 19th March.)

    Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
    Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
    Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1mmort4l View Post
    Awesome thread!
    Oh it takes a few hard kicks for alot of teenagers to straighten up
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    So much hostility... err ahem I mean hospitality.

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    Whenever some 15 year old starts one of these "am I strong for my age" threads, link to Fuzzy's profile and then laugh at them.

    They deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outshine View Post
    Whenever some 15 year old starts one of these "am I strong for my age" threads, link to Fuzzy's profile and then laugh at them.

    They deserve it.
    but what if they JUST started working out?

    and they never played sports or anything

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    yea eat alot.....

    but make sure u eat healthy, which should be a given... just throwin it out there
    You cant buy strength, but you sure as hell can work for it

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    Dude you're super strong.

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