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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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    what do you real big guys do for work

    Ive been curious. Ive never walked into my local walmart and been greeted by a guy who could bench 500. so what do you do?

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    You think bigger guys have different jobs than anyone else? Sure you might have more opportunities for some positions (such as some type of security or bouncer at night clubs) but a lot of guys would just have that on the side and still have some type of full time job anyways...

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    There is a video on youtube that says stuff about the big names like chad aichs driving a forklift and such.
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    Im certainly not trying to stereotype anyone by size. Im just very curious as to where I could picture the big guys of lifting. I wonder if I walk into an insurance office and see a guy bulging out of his suit or something lol

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    Well I'm not a huge guy but I work retail and I work for a bank.
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    I don't consider myself big or anything, but I work for UPS. I'd say lifting has definitely given me an advantage at my job.
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    6'5" 341 and growing, sell Ford trucks and cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel_dan View Post
    I don't consider myself big or anything, but I work for UPS. I'd say lifting has definitely given me an advantage at my job.
    I've worked for UPS for about 5 years p/t. Where are you at? I work in the West Sacramento hub. Certainly not glamorous, but bene's are great and not a bad second income.
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    My brother is 6ft 275lbs and he is a mechanic. I'm not big anymore, but when I was around 255lbs I was a bouncer, bartender and beaver hunter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilltheButcher View Post
    My brother is 6ft 275lbs and he is a mechanic. I'm not big anymore, but when I was around 255lbs I was a bouncer, bartender and beaver hunter.
    Do you still hunt beaver???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWebb78 View Post
    I've worked for UPS for about 5 years p/t. Where are you at? I work in the West Sacramento hub. Certainly not glamorous, but bene's are great and not a bad second income.
    Hey man I work in a small Southwest Florida hub (Port Charlotte). I'm on Preload, how about you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWebb78 View Post
    I've worked for UPS for about 5 years p/t. Where are you at? I work in the West Sacramento hub. Certainly not glamorous, but bene's are great and not a bad second income.

    Dude West Sac? I lift at Super Training in Sacramento why havent u come by our gym?
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    5'8" 260lbs and bloating (meet this weekend). I'm a graduate student, part time mechanic as well. full time mechanic in the summer and also work on several farms in the area


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    I have noticed some big guys who work for UPS
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    I'm not very big, but my huge friends are construction workers, teacher/wrestling coach, and bouncers.
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    back when i worked at hy-vee when i was playing college football i was like 6' 230 lbs.. My boss was like the size of my one of my calves and everyone i worked with was either old and small or young and small.. i stuck out like a sore thumb.
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    6ft2, 265. Not in Rhodestown or anything, and probably not as big as the guys you were asking about, but it's late and I need a distraction. I'm in grad school for computer engineering, namely secure computer/network design.
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    6ft, 320 and I'm an attorney. When I go to court in a suit I look like it's going to rip at any moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =Travis= View Post
    6ft, 320 and I'm an attorney. When I go to court in a suit I look like it's going to rip at any moment.
    Sounds like an awesome life. I'm wanting to go into law. If you don't mind me asking, how did you find time to train and still study as much as you need to in the competitive world of law? I live in the UK, so it may be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portboy View Post
    Sounds like an awesome life. I'm wanting to go into law. If you don't mind me asking, how did you find time to train and still study as much as you need to in the competitive world of law? I live in the UK, so it may be different.
    Easy. he doesn't know jack **** about the law.

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