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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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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
    If the world ends then the world ends. All that matters to me is how big my squat is when it does end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamo View Post
    The interesting thing is the I Ching and the mayan calender's cycles end on 2012, as in they can't be extrapolated to show the next series of cycles, as one could do for the past 1000 years with the mayan calander and the past 5000 or so years with the I Ching. To me this mean there will, and certainly not abruptly, be a change in thinking, a maturity in society, where hopefully the wars of the past and the complete desolation of certain areas in the world will stop and we will finally start realizing we're all in this together and we will work our way towards a sustainable global utopia (for lack of a better word). Well thats what I hope anyway.
    How could a couple of civilizations from several thousand years ago predict a change in human thinking on a specific year? (forgive me if I misinterpreted that). I could believe the end of the world prediction more than that.


    And why is everyone worried about 2012? I'm more worried about the zombie apocalypse. I keep weapons and a collection of canned food in my truck at all times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TremL96 View Post
    I'm more worried about the zombie apocalypse. I keep weapons and a collection of canned food in my truck at all times.
    I'm ready for this.

    I need to start working on Rule#1. Cardio
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    Or remove the need to run away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    Prove it.
    No seriously, I hear stuff like this all the time with no evidence to back it up. I think we have come a long way and still have a long way to go, but the idea that terrible things are a product of modern society is laughable.
    look around. some general examples that have either started or escalated in the past 20 years, school shootings, people going crazy suing each other since that stupid lady who burnt her self on mcdonalds coffee, youth drug use and violence, political scandals, obesity in this county, greed, the list goes on. i talk to older people about politics and society due to their experience and i always ask "do you think that the world is screwed up today" and they agree that the world has always had its problems but theres a lot going wrong today, more than in a while or ever in some cases.

    while i do agree that we've made a lot of advances, i believe modern society has a lot of problems and is spurring new ones due to continuing technology advances and media methods and the key is in impressionable youth. if you really want me to get graphs and stats i will, but i can't deny what i and others have noticed throughout our life.
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    Jesus... the good ship WBB springs a leak. I think the whole thing is ridiculous.

    One day I'm going to make a list of every single time in recorded history the apocalypse was predicted. Or better yet, every single time people said something like "At no other time in history have things been changing/getting worse/scary than today." You'd be surprised.

    The really interesting thing is why exactly humans are so obsessed with eschatology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
    Or remove the need to run away...
    Someone hasn't seen Zombieland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    Someone hasn't seen Zombieland.
    YOU SHOT BILL MURRAY.

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    hahah, that movie rocked..
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    Quote Originally Posted by soclydeza View Post
    look around. some general examples that have either started or escalated in the past 20 years, school shootings, people going crazy suing each other since that stupid lady who burnt her self on mcdonalds coffee, youth drug use and violence, political scandals, obesity in this county, greed, the list goes on. i talk to older people about politics and society due to their experience and i always ask "do you think that the world is screwed up today" and they agree that the world has always had its problems but theres a lot going wrong today, more than in a while or ever in some cases.

    while i do agree that we've made a lot of advances, i believe modern society has a lot of problems and is spurring new ones due to continuing technology advances and media methods and the key is in impressionable youth. if you really want me to get graphs and stats i will, but i can't deny what i and others have noticed throughout our life.
    I dont believe the world is any more screwed up than it has been, there is just far more coverage and exposure to the bad **** that has been going on for years.


    This is one thing that kills me when I hear an older person say, "man it was so much better in the old days" really? was being scared ****less of Russia fun? or having segregated schools, public places was that so much better than being able to eat where you want to eat and go to school as you wish? Was it really better having to lug a huge phone around with 3 miles of cord to talk to someone, vs having a mini computer in your pocket?

    were things truly that much better in the old days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soclydeza View Post
    look around. some general examples that have either started or escalated in the past 20 years, school shootings, people going crazy suing each other since that stupid lady who burnt her self on mcdonalds coffee, youth drug use and violence, political scandals, obesity in this county, greed, the list goes on. i talk to older people about politics and society due to their experience and i always ask "do you think that the world is screwed up today" and they agree that the world has always had its problems but theres a lot going wrong today, more than in a while or ever in some cases.

    while i do agree that we've made a lot of advances, i believe modern society has a lot of problems and is spurring new ones due to continuing technology advances and media methods and the key is in impressionable youth. if you really want me to get graphs and stats i will, but i can't deny what i and others have noticed throughout our life.
    I'm kind of an empirical dick, so you'll have to excuse me, but in general, when someone asks for proof of something, citing ambiguous claims made by old people or anecdotal experience doesn't prove anything.


    Ask anyone almost anything and they will claim things were better way back when, it's called nostalgia. You (and many others) falsely assume that the media is an accurate portrayal of life. Just because everything on television was smiling perfectly moral families doesn't mean people were actually like that. Have you ever watched the show Mad Men?

    People are getting more obese I won't deny that claim.

    Political scandals? This is not a new phenomena, people that have been in power have done all kinds of shady stuff, this is nothing new.

    Violence among youth? Violent crime has been on a decline since the 90's.

    Drug use among youth? This one is a wash, it depends on the drug and you have to be skeptical of reporting methods.

    Frivolous lawsuits? Also a wash, there is no accurate way to track what constitutes "frivolous" and what doesn't. Justice systems have been around in societies for thousands of years.

    You didn't mention it, but what about all the crazy sex kids these days are having?
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    If something does happen, I hope its Zombies. I want to go out destroying
    zombies.
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    lol,that would be cool. Whats your weapon of choice?

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    Im goin to really hit the weights hard to hit my ultimate goals on the off chance that the world will end

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    If something does happen, I hope its Zombies. I want to go out destroying
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    Yes!! I'm convinced I could survive a zombie attack. I'd like to put that theory to the test.
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    I dont know, sometimes i feel people exaggerate the ammount of people killed by religions for religious reasons in recent years. I mean some of the worse slaughters in the last 200 years were completly and specifically secular (communist china, communist russia, the french revolution). Im not saying religion doesnt have its fair shair of screwed up ****, im just saying people kill regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercuryblade View Post
    I'm kind of an empirical dick, so you'll have to excuse me, but in general, when someone asks for proof of something, citing ambiguous claims made by old people or anecdotal experience doesn't prove anything.


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    Violence among youth? Violent crime has been on a decline since the 90's.
    http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/librar...er2/sec12.html

    While violent crime overall has been on a decline, youth crime has stayed fairly consistent. In fact figure 2-8 in the above link shows an uptick in cases of assault with injury after 1994.

    And keep in mind that 58% (according to the link) of violent youth crimes are NOT reported to the police meaning almost 6 in every 10 cases are not recorded.

    And of the ones that are it is estimated that only between 6-14% of chronic offenders are ever arrested.
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    And you guys thought i was gonna go all conspiracy crazy on you. LOL

    While the government does think you are a useless eater, i think biggest possible catastrophe would be a natural event (meteor hitting earth, solar flares, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    lol,that would be cool. Whats your weapon of choice?
    Depends on how many are around. One on One a nice sized hammer or axe would do. Multiple would require an AK or something of the such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Depends on how many are around. One on One a nice sized hammer or axe would do. Multiple would require an AK or something of the such.
    Are we talking fast, 28 days later style zombies or the slow old school zombies?
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    I think it'd be fun for the first few days to be held up in say a house blowing the living **** out of zombies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashkills View Post
    lol,that would be cool. Whats your weapon of choice?
    sawed off shotty full of slugs
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsuLuke View Post
    Are we talking fast, 28 days later style zombies or the slow old school zombies?
    Exactly.

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