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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Gaining weight and powerlifting

    OK, maybe a pointless/rambling post, but..

    Today I got on the scale and I weigh 303.9 pounds ( at 6'8" tall ). At my first powerlifting meet back in August ( which was 3 weeks after I started powerlifting seriously with my powerlifting friends, although I had switched my workouts prior to that but still didn't really know what I was doing ), I weighed in at 263. What's cool is that I can still wear all my pants, that is they fit just fine around the waist, but they're getting tight around the thighs, which is mind boggling to me given I'm the tall guy with really long legs ( 39 1/2" inseam ). Some people at work have been kind of taking second looks at me and then have said things like "you're getting huge", "you're turning into a mountain". LOL, I love it. Now I just need to overcome my less than desirable leverages get STRONG(er)! ( which IS happening ) The way things are going, I can see weighing 350 pounds and not being anywhere near fat.

    Anyway, if anybody ever questioned if powerlifting is the way to get bigger, let me answer that question right now, it absolutely is.

    Powder skiing is my other obsession... And the really, really cool thing is that with my added weight and core strength, I ski powder even better than I ever have. ( Last friday was amazing, LOL )
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    Lift very heavy weights, and eat a lot to get big.....Sounds about right to me.

    That's cool that people are calling you a 'mountain' now, lol. I'd love to be called that.

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    Gettin' BIG! Sweet!


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    You're going to have to post some pics at some point... at 6'8, 280 your build probably looked a lot like mine at 5'10, 190 XD .

    Has anyone else heard of any ueber huge powerlifters?
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    If only some of the younger guys would realize this earlier. They would be ahead of the game, even if they wanted to do bodybuilding competitions.


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    at 6'8 you can be much larger. i like that you aren't afraid to gain weight!
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    To give you an idea - this is HW Pro Strongman John Connor (a good friend of mine). He's 6'6 and 375...

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    I like this one ben:

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    To save you the trouble of going to the video page... thats 420 pounds.... each hand.

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    That is one seriously huge dude. I can't believe he's 375lbs! He doesn't look that heavy


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    yes - he carries it VERY well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    I like this one ben:

    To save you the trouble of going to the video page... thats 420 pounds.... each hand.
    Holy crap! Very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    at 6'8 you can be much larger.
    I know, I'll get there.

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    i like that you aren't afraid to gain weight!
    I'm not as long as it doesn't all go to my belly, which so far none has. I love being 300 pounds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    That is one seriously huge dude. I can't believe he's 375lbs! He doesn't look that heavy
    OK, that's my new goal, 375lbs here I come.
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    I could see you easily being able to carry 375 lbs of quality weight. At ~5'9, I only wish I had a frame that big. The only plus is that I don't have to eat 8,000 calories per day to maintain my size. Carrying that much weight requires $$$$$.
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    No kidding Guido. My food bill has gone way up since I started powerlifting.

    Having long arms and knowing first hand how it makes benching HARD, I find this video more impressive then his farmers walk one. ( He's got long arms too, watch how high up the bar goes when the guy lifts off for him. )

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    He's one big strong guy. It's very motivating to see a long arm guy benching 405. I AM going to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Moore View Post
    To give you an idea - this is HW Pro Strongman John Connor (a good friend of mine). He's 6'6 and 375...

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    lmao at the site of a pro strongman deadlift that kind of weight for reps, then to see two people in the background bouncing yoga balls across the gym. sorry, i just thought that was hilarious.
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