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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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    Best Motivational Quotes

    I've heard alot and I am sure people have heard this one before, but it is my favorite;

    "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."


    I don't think I have ever heard a better quote that actually verbalizes why I do what I do...lift weights.

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    I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.

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    I've always liked this one, whether applied to training or life:

    "You have to do what others won't, to achieve what others don't"
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    You do it as tough as it is possible to do and you do that in all things. You die hard..... YOU DIE HARD

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    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
    There is no failure, only feedback.

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    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
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    Quote Originally Posted by BilltheButcher View Post
    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
    I actually found this one kind of humerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reko View Post
    I actually found this one kind of humerous.
    What does it have to do with your upper arm?
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
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    "What? Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain't over now! 'Cause when the going gets tough…the tough get going! Who's with me? Let's go!…What the **** happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts? Huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're going to let it be the worst. 'Oh, we're afraid to go with you, Bluto. We might get in trouble.' Well, just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this!" - Blutarsky
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    "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how" - Friedrich Nietzsche
    'In order to alter the inertial mass of weights, you must become one with them, like a machine, the totality of your motion is as one'

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    "If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."

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    "There's no substitute for guts."

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    Damn Guido,thats funny stuff.Been a looooong time since I've heard that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Hale View Post
    Damn Guido,thats funny stuff.Been a looooong time since I've heard that one.

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    The one in my sig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Rollins
    I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.
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    Just answered my own question.
    Last edited by Altephor; 05-28-2009 at 07:39 PM.
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    Do you understand that the second you
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    lost the battle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
    This might be a silly question but I've never known. Is Henry Rollins who wrote in Iron Magazine the same as the singer/songwriter? I assume so because their style seems similar. If it is, I really enjoy all his writings.
    Same gentleman. Henry recently was added to Australia's 'watch list', he was reading 'Jihad!' on a plane, and he was reported. Curse my fat ignorant brethren.

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    Yeah, I could never find that article in his quotes but just did a little search for it. I really like most of his quotes, especially ones dealing with women. Anyways, in regards to the initial post:

    "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
    23 y/o, 170 lbs

    Do you understand that the second you
    look in the mirror and you're happy with
    what you see, baby, you just
    lost the battle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
    Yeah, I could never find that article in his quotes but just did a little search for it. I really like most of his quotes, especially ones dealing with women. Anyways, in regards to the initial post:

    "The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
    One of my faves. I'm kind of a Rollins fan in case you couldn't guess.
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    Persistence, Persistence. Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

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    "I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why... I succeed."

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    I really like this quote. People can apply this to everything in life.

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    “Sometimes its not enough to do your best, sometimes you must do what is required.”

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    although in fairness the line that comes after it probably shouldn't be inspiring people lol..

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