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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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    when do you feel best at the gym

    I personally love to hit the gym early before work and i feel great the whole day and during the workout. when is your favorite time to hit the gym?

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    I don't hit the gym but ideally I like to train in the evenings or on a day off early afternoon.

    Mornings I feel so sluggish and ******ed.
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    About 10 in the morning. I have had a nice breffas and a strong coffee so my energy is rockin'!

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    I am a lot happier throughout the day after I've lifted. Could be the hormones, could be the fact that I feel I've accomplished something. But yeah, the earlier the better.

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    During the week = after work, but I think early morning would be the best time if I weren't so lazy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I feel best after my 20 rep squats are OVER
    I make sure to save my breathing squats for early Saturday morning--not as many people in the gym get to see me calling myself names.
    Just cuz I'm a teacher, don't mean I'm a pussy.

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    After a 12 hour sleep saturday afternoon

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    After I'm able to increase the weights on my lift, or complete long term goals, like I did today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    Morning or else late at night!

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    usually around 3-5, though I've had workouts as late as 1 AM during the summer (it got very, very hot when I lived in missouri, and there I lifted in my garage). I'm downright awful in the mornings - I usually don't "wake up" until at least an hour after I'm up.
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    I love the feeling that you get right after the gym. It really makes the rest of the day better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscled View Post
    About 10 in the morning. I have had a nice breffas and a strong coffee so my energy is rockin'!
    This to a 'T' for me

    Quote Originally Posted by nockits View Post
    After I'm able to increase the weights on my lift, or complete long term goals, like I did today!
    Great job!!!

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    Honestly? When I'm training, all is good no matter what time it is. The gym is my sanctuary. I'm sure it sounds corny, but it's true. But to answer the question, I usually start training around 5:30 PM, and sometimes during lunch.
    Last edited by BigTallOx; 06-23-2009 at 08:46 PM.

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    1pm is a good time for me to get in, crank the stereo and get some stuff done. 6pm is a great time for lifting when the powerlifting crew is in, I get really pushed around them!


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    Depends on what I am doing. If it's just cardio I prefer to do it nice and early, say 6-7am and get in and out.

    However for heavy weights, I prefer about 5-6pm as I feel at my strongest then.
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    First thing in the morning. I make sure to have breakfast and lift around an hour after brekki. Otherwise i feel a bit slow and way too full for deep squats.

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    Late evening...come home, have a second dinner...and rack out. Sooo satisfying.

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    I like to work out late at night after work and everything else, bout 11pm. I do this because it gives me a mental boast knowing nearly everyone else is asleep and im pumping iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTallOx View Post
    Honestly? When I'm training, all is good no matter what time it is. The gym is my sanctuary. I'm sure it sounds corny, but it's true. But to answer the question, I usually start training around 5:30 PM, and sometimes during lunch.
    I'm the same. I feel so calm in the gym, it's really soothing for me!

    If I'm at home for the summer, I usually go around 5:30, right after work. If I'm away at school, it usually ends up being at night after dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skalami View Post
    I just give the worked on muscle group tough riddles before my workouts... or sometimes I'll tell them we're going to the park and then go to the gym, or visa versa. They start to catch on so you have to tell the truth every so often.
    *While on the topic of muscle confusion, and how often a routine needs to be changed.*

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    I lift after work. A lot of times, I'm dead from work, but I force myself to go lift anyway. Once I'm at the gym, I'm awake and into it though.
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    i lift at 645-7pm...feel great cuz i can go home, shake up, go to bed
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