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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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?

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    How Many of you Compare your body (parts, proportion, symmetry) to Other People?

    I do it, lik one of the 1st things i do is asses a persons body. You know there strengths and weaknesses

    Well i was talkin to my girl and i mentioned it to her and she thinks that means im self concious. She says you shouldnt compare your body to other people, only worry about yours. In my mind i was thinkin Umm hold on sonny i call bs cuz how would u kno what you need to work on? Either way im still gonna critique peoples body (in a constructive way) to myself.

    How many of you do this?

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    Yeah... I'm with your woman on this one man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ham View Post
    I do it, lik one of the 1st things i do is asses a persons body. You know there strengths and weaknesses

    Well i was talkin to my girl and i mentioned it to her and she thinks that means im self concious. She says you shouldnt compare your body to other people, only worry about yours. In my mind i was thinkin Umm hold on sonny i call bs cuz how would u kno what you need to work on? Either way im still gonna critique peoples body (in a constructive way) to myself.

    How many of you do this?
    Are you comparing others to yourself because you are competitive and use it for motivation?

    Either way I would not worry about what anyone else is doing. Each person has different genetics, responsibilities, etc. which can effect their progress and physique.
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    Yea i use it for motivation, not to mope around and say how good sum1 else is. For example i squat around 420 right now and another sophmore my age squats like 500. i keep him in mind when im squatting to push myself harder to reach a certain goal

    Well aight guess ppl are different, i sorta use it as a way of looking at ppl that are better than me to push myself harder.

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    I squat 505. Your post just got silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ham View Post
    Yea i use it for motivation, not to mope around and say how good sum1 else is. For example i squat around 420 right now and another sophmore my age squats like 500. i keep him in mind when im squatting to push myself harder to reach a certain goal

    Well aight guess ppl are different, i sorta use it as a way of looking at ppl that are better than me to push myself harder.
    yea that's why I like to go to a public gym, seeing better athletes gives me another reason to work harder.
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    I think most guys have compared the size of one very crucial body part to others'.

    All joking aside, I actually don't. I generally just see others and think "he's inspirational" or think "he's not." In both cases it is a motivation to better myself.
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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    I'm 23 and I look young for my age. I am 6'2" and skinny, but I'm wirey as hell and tough as nails. I see guys mug me when I walk by, I know they are sizing me up and I smile and laugh inside because I just tell myself, "they can get some". You are one of those guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroiter View Post
    I'm 23 and I look young for my age. I am 6'2" and skinny, but I'm wirey as hell and tough as nails. I see guys mug me when I walk by, I know they are sizing me up and I smile and laugh inside because I just tell myself, "they can get some". You are one of those guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Sometimes me and my friends will flex are arms and see who's is bigger and stuff, usually just joking around tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ham View Post
    I do it, lik one of the 1st things i do is asses a persons body. You know there strengths and weaknesses

    Well i was talkin to my girl and i mentioned it to her and she thinks that means im self concious. She says you shouldnt compare your body to other people, only worry about yours. In my mind i was thinkin Umm hold on sonny i call bs cuz how would u kno what you need to work on? Either way im still gonna critique peoples body (in a constructive way) to myself.

    How many of you do this?
    I have realized that there will always be someone smaller than you and there will always be someone bigger than you, so why compare? It's just a merry-go-round of pointless comparisons if you are always comparing yourself to others in order to determine what you should look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnathletics2b View Post
    I have realized that there will always be someone smaller than you and there will always be someone bigger than you, so why compare? It's just a merry-go-round of pointless comparisons if you are always comparing yourself to others in order to determine what you should look like.
    It's human nature to size someone up. Some people are just able to look past it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroiter View Post
    I'm 23 and I look young for my age. I am 6'2" and skinny, but I'm wirey as hell and tough as nails. I see guys mug me when I walk by, I know they are sizing me up and I smile and laugh inside because I just tell myself, "they can get some". You are one of those guys.
    What a totally insecure and rediculous comment to make.
    "they can get some"......you really think people are "sizing" you up? Sounds like a 1980's action movie hero !!

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    I picture this thread going to wonderful places...

    To each their own.
    If it gets you motivated to pushyourself further then by all means OP, go for it. Just make sure you really are just doing it for motivation and aren't just telling yourself that.


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