The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    So...what do you want for Christmas?

    This may be corny, but i thought it might be interesting. Since it is the holiday season, if you could ask for one weightlifting/powerlifting device/apparatus, what would it be? I recently acquired a power rack, I have several utility benches, most grip related paraphenalia, strongman equipment, a good 2000 lbs of weight. I just bought some bands (still unused) and a bench shirt (only worn once) I would ask for dumbells...heavy dumbells. How about you, what would you ask for?
    Aaron
    The only good thing about my pain is that is reassures me that I'm still alive.
    Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger. I just hope this doesn't kill me.

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    A gallon a day, everyday! ThomasG's Avatar
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    I would and did ask for bands.
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    I didnt ask for any weightlifting stuff b/c i officially ran out of stuff to get.

    But.......................

    I Shamelessly wanted a WII and a vintage stand alone pop corn machine.

    I got the WII...........and the Pop Corn machine is on the way.

    The Man cave is growing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottYard View Post
    I didnt ask for any weightlifting stuff b/c i officially ran out of stuff to get.

    But.......................

    I Shamelessly wanted a WII and a vintage stand alone pop corn machine.

    I got the WII...........and the Pop Corn machine is on the way.

    The Man cave is growing!
    Haha that's funny!

    I ordered an Inzer red, white, and blue belt as a gift to myself. The colors make me feel like Hulk Hogan or Rocky...go America!
    Most people pray for a lighter load in life...ever thought of praying for a stronger back?

    Goals as of 2/08/11 (current) goal:
    Squat: (505) 535, Deadlift: (475) 500, Bench: (325) 350 Total: 1305 (1385)
    BW: 225 as of 02/01/2011 Goal: 205 by May 1, 2011

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    I asked for a gift card to Play it Again so I can get some more plates.
    I also wanted a belt, but I plan to order one in a few days myself anyway. I'm thinking a green inzer will fit the bill.
    B-230
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    Dyslexic.

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    I want a sled! I don't think I'll be getting one though.
    Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
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    Bp: 330lbs
    Dl: 585lbs
    Training since Dec 2008.

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    I asked for some Fat Gripz, and I ordered myself an Overkill shirt.
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    You want science and studies? **** you. I've got scars and blood and vomit. - Jim Wendler

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    Bands!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Bands!
    x2..

    Prowler would be nice..
    Get Strong(er)
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    "You Were Born Small & Weak....But Nobody Said You Have To Stay That Way"

    "Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now. The whole world is on a skinny jeans kick and visible abs are "in". What is also in-style is not being a narcissitic pussy. Performance trumps looks EVERYTIME. Just ask the next woman you sleep with" Jim Wendler

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    Ordered bands and new wrist wraps... wanted the fat gripz but they are on backorder...

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    fat gripz
    some training books
    the new efs short bands

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    I got a Mastodon and a new power belt and a super centurion squat suit the beginning of this month. I guess thats my Christmas.

    I really, really want a new tractor and a .270, but I don't think thats going to happen.
    Finally ELITE @ SHW..

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    Multi ply: 960 squat, 770 bench, 550 deadlift and 2250 total.

    The next stop: PRO total.

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    I guess I ordered myself some rehband sleeves and some RPM knee wraps for myself for xmas...
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    Bp: 330lbs
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    Training since Dec 2008.

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    New bands, clothes from Elite FTS, new wrist wraps, knee sleeves, more plates, an ab-wheel and music.
    32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
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    Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL

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    I want a big squat PR when I max out on Christmas Eve
    Raw 220/105kg lifter
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    120SN/140CJ

    Best gym lifts
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    Just finished work christmas party. My staff got me subscription to Milo. Didn't even think of that one. Merry Christmas!
    The only good thing about my pain is that is reassures me that I'm still alive.
    Whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger. I just hope this doesn't kill me.

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    going to get myself a new bar for my gym, and my brother already bought me a new stereo for the gym.
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    903/524/738 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learning2Lift View Post
    Ordered bands and new wrist wraps... wanted the fat gripz but they are on backorder...
    Did you try direct from Fat Gripz or EFS?
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    All i really wanted was some gear, either squat suit or briefs or even just knee wraps, but I don't think I will get any of it.

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    I hope I get Science and Practice of strength but I might not, maybe a pound of chalk.
    “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    hmmm maybe a Ruger LCR. I really don't need lifting stuff maybe some nitrean or opticen
    pain is inevitable suffering is optional

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    How about the 26 pounds I lost from the swine flue and a virus??? Been hard to get it back, would not mind if santa put that under the tree for me!

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    Going to treat myself to CoC Grippers, a couple pairs of bands, and maybe some fat gripz

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    I want some asian porn

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