The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Today at the gym I realized that I'm doing something right...

    Today I was doing my DE squat workout and I noticed what appeared to be a small group of basketball players from the local university (I'm guessing). Maybe I'm wrong, but they were all 6'7"+ and were accompanied with two coach-like looking guys. They were benching, and they proceeded to "work up" to 185-ish, with which they struggled to get for more than 5 reps. The coach-like looking guys were cheering them on even though they had horrific form ( their poor shoulders if they continue to bench like that ). Anyway, I don't normally pay much attention to what people are doing around me while I'm lifting, especially while I'm squatting, but this was different because I don't often see guys close to my height in the gym. So, I couldn't help watch what they were doing, and I couldn't help thinking MAN, I'm probably twice their age and I bench WAY more than they do, and they're college athletes and I sit behind a computer all day long. I know this probably sounds really horrible, but it was a huge rush knowing that I lift A LOT more than these young guys (who are my height and have the same horrible leverages ). I know I have a lot to learn, and a long ways to go, but it really made me realize that I'm doing something right.
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    That is always a good feeling!

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    Good stuff man! It also shows that resistance training is a bit of a fountain of youth when properly applied.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris mason View Post
    It also shows that resistance training is a bit of a fountain of youth when properly applied.
    Personaly, I think it *is* the fountain of youth.

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