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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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    The worst thing about my gym is........

    I would just like to see if some of you endure the same crap I do in a public or commercial gym. So, what really pisses you off about your gym?

    *Morons who take forever to finish with equipment that you want to use next?

    *People that ask dumbass questions like "What kind of drugs do you use?" or, "What's your Max, man?"

    *People that try to talk to you when you're halfway into a set of 400lbs. squats?

    *People that run over and grab the bar when you're squeezing out your last rep on the bench, ruining your concentration and your last rep?......(as if you were just going to drop it and crush yourself)

    *They have the AC cranked up so high it's like stepping into a refrigerator?

    I could go on and on......now, it's your turn to vent your frustration!
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    The music.


    I could give two sh*ts about the people around me, as long as there is weights and good music I'm happy. But my gym seriously lacks in that second criteria.
    "Then on leg day do squats, lunges, stiff legged deadlifts, fluffernutters, and calf raises."--Belial, training a newbie

    PowermanDL on Russian culture: "Big furry hats come into play somewhere."

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death." --Thomas Paine

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    find a new gym-
    -deFenDeRs oF thE unDerRateD

    If it doesnt make dollars, then it doesnt make sense

    I never knew how skinny I was untill I started gaining a little weight

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    I'm with Jane. My gym might as well play elevator music.

    - The stupid a** new programs they come up with that will get you "tone." They claim their new 15 minute workout is like working out for an hour.

    - They cram too many pieces of resistance equipment together and have 3/4 of the floor space dedicated to treadmills. You can't even walk in the dumbell area without hitting people or benches (and their dumbells only go to 100lbs).

    - They don't clean the toilets often enough.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    music, oh and all the assholes who bother me
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Doesn't have a power rack, it's cramped, and lots of ass***** go there.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

    Richard Dawkins


    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    the guys that are rude. i was clearly using one of the barbells and this stupid moron comes and takes without really asking me if i was finished.
    there are a lot of these idiots at the gym i go to and they really bug me. next gym i go to will have a better atmosphere.

    oh and the couples that kiss and touch eachother all the time.

    and the music, same music every day and its top 40 crap.

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    Every inconsiderate bastard that wants to strike up a conversation with me mid-workout while I'm wearing headphones.
    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."


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    People who don't rack the weights when their done.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    I knew I wasn't the only one ! I can't wait to get back home where I have my own gym called "Will's Garage"........of which I am the only member.
    Big Will 1

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    Originally posted by Jane
    The music.


    I could give two sh*ts about the people around me, as long as there is weights and good music I'm happy. But my gym seriously lacks in that second criteria.
    You workout at Bally's right? Well, then, we both get the same music, I bet. How can you not like that stuff? They even play festive stuff like "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" at Christmas. What's wrong with you?

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesn’t realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

    Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell

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    The music is absolutely terrible at times and there are no chicks.

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    I'm sick of the personal trainers! One day last week I was literally tripping over them there were so many there with thier suburban housewife clients. They butt in and hog equpment and they're loud and I see them make their clients do the dumbest stuff and not a one of them is in descent shape. The other thing I hate is cell phones - hearing one of those things ring totaly throws my concentration off.

    Otherwise I really love my gym.
    sometimes slowly

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    I'm not even sure what type of music my gym plays... I'm wearing headphones from the second I walk in, until I leave - try it.

    Of course, it is annoying to wait for equipment that other people are using. It seems like most gyms purchase tons of machines, but skimp on the free weights and benches that I'm interested in using. It is also annoying when they forget to purchase some of the more basic machines (i.e. seated calf machine), yet they manage to waste their money on some of these incredibly specific and complicated machines that I've never seen before.

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    To all of you that have problems with people coming up and taking your equipment and starting conversations with you I have one word: Flatulence (sp).

    Just rip one off at their first infraction and they'll scuttle away.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    Originally posted by Tiare
    To all of you that have problems with people coming up and taking your equipment and starting conversations with you I have one word: Flatulence (sp).

    Just rip one off at their first infraction and they'll scuttle away.
    Well - that's one of my peeves! There are two guys (luvers as the little birdie said?) who have the ABSOLUTE WORST BO you can ever in your wildest life imagine. You can smell them if you are anywhere in the nearest vicinity and they leave a smell on the equipment they use. I think they have been approached by management its so bad ... and then they claimed it something genetic.

    Besides that -- I DESPISE people who don't rerack weights!!! ARGHHHHH!!!! Leave them on the floor so you can trip over them. Put the 45 on top of 25's. Or just leave half a ton on the bar assuming everyone lifts 14 plates.

    I also get mad when people don't stop immediately when I want to use the equipment they are occupying Geez.
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    id have to say the crappy music they play, although the bb's always bitch at em to change the channel

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    Music for sure.

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    there is nothing wrong with mine.
    All weights in kilograms in my posts. 1 kg = 2,2 lbs

    My training log.
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    id have to say that its a nude gym. sometimes its really hard to concentrate with incredibly hot girls doing squats and such in the buff

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    ID if it was a nude gym and such a thing exists they wouldn`t let your 15 yr old ass in there.

    my gym sucks completely i guess for bbers....
    im quitting as soon as i outlift the weights which could be this year. look at my PR stats in my sig and draw your conclusion on my gym from that.

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    quitting my gym of course

    ill just join a real one

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    Originally posted by rookiebldr
    People who don't rack the weights when their done.
    There is nothing worse than that.
    "When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite."

    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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    My peeves about my gym:

    - lame ass music
    - only one REAL Olympic bar in the place; the rest are a little smaller and seem lighter. Lame.
    - StinkyMan. There is a guy with the most offensive B.O. I've ever smelled who works out there. I actually shifted my workout time to avoid him.
    - people who are too lazy/stupid to rerack weights/DBs
    - the personal trainers/'Member Ambassadors' used to pester me a bit when I was first getting back into things, but they don't bug me now, even the new ones. I tell myself that it's because I look so big and buff now. Yeah, that's it.

    But other than that it's not bad.

    Callahan

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    the music at the YMCA is impossible to workout to. it totally throws me off, so I dropped the dough on a Nike psa play120 MP3 player. This thing ROCKS. My only complaint is evacuated, and it doesn't get in my way at all. My only complaint about the player is that the armband will barley accomidate an arm over 16 inches.

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