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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    All that leg work, followed by a run? You're a mental person!

    And nps on the beer! You know us Brits, we like a pint lol. And I'm with you on the European stuff, some nice beers out there, even the lagers, though I'm not generally a lager drinker.
    You and me both.. there are a handful of Marzen lagers I can stomach, but most of them, well.. waste of a beer!

    What US brews have you tried?
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
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    Quote Originally Posted by f=ma View Post
    strong. how wide is your stance? do you ever use briefs only? ive contemplated getting some just for fun. which cozumel are you going to do?

    /pestering
    My feet are each about 8-10 inches wider than shoulder width (heels) with toes pointed out. hard to say exactly (I'm in a suit in the office right now, otherwise I'd stand up and test it), but more or less touching the sides of the power rack.

    I do have a pair of old (fairly loose) Frantz briefs... I do like them for some of my speed work lately, since they do let me pop out more reps with less hip pain than I usually get... also, considering that long bikes torch my hamstrings and glutes, having a bit of support at the bottom is huge. They don't add a lot, but let me get down to depth without discomfort, even when sore.

    I'm doing Ironman Cozumel, November 25th... got loads of time to train... running's going strong and bikes are excellent, so it'll be really just getting my swim up. And who gives a shit about the swim.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    You and me both.. there are a handful of Marzen lagers I can stomach, but most of them, well.. waste of a beer!

    What US brews have you tried?
    Can honestly say that very few US beers make it over here! The only stuff we tend to see is the massively commercialised stuff such as Bud and Coors. I'd really like to have a try of some proper American ales, see what they're like!
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    we have a few brewries here in phoenix, but alas, I'm not a beer guy.. lol..

    I've heard great things about Kiltlifter and a few others..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    I'm not a beer guy.. lol..
    You're dead to me.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    You're dead to me.
    *slow clap*



    oh wait.. what?
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    Great training.
    Ironman!??! Holy sh*t. Thats hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Can honestly say that very few US beers make it over here! The only stuff we tend to see is the massively commercialised stuff such as Bud and Coors. I'd really like to have a try of some proper American ales, see what they're like!
    No Sam Adams?

    Great advertising poster of Hobgoblin!

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    Just had a quick check of Tesco website - Sam Adams is the only US beer they do lol. Most of their world beer is Polish/Indian. You can tell where we get most of our immigrants from, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko_El_Piko View Post
    Great training.
    Ironman!??! Holy sh*t. Thats hard.
    Nah, just a little splash in the water, a bike around the countryside, then a nice jog, right?

    Gaz, man, I need to send you some good American brews. The craft beer culture here has produced some truly world class beverages!
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
    Ironmans: 1
    Ultramarathons: 1
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    Saturday workout didn't count for crap, since it was just a quick lift and bike before I started cooking for the beer tasting party I hosted. Which, btw, beer list:


    Dogfish 120 minute IPA
    North Coast Old Stock Ale
    Deschutes The Abyss
    Dogfish Noble Rot
    Rodenbach Vintage 2009
    Nebraska brewing Black Betty
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Bourganel Bier au Nougat
    Mikkeller's Hoppy Lovin Xmas
    Delerium Noel
    The Bruery 4 Calling Birds
    Heavy Seas Yule Tide Ale
    Westvleteren 12
    Founder's Backwoods Bastard
    Leffe Bruin

    And then made bacon wrapped scallops and apple chutney, goat cheese and pesto flatbread, roast duck, a whole bacon wrapped turkey, crab meat and chicken tacos, brie mac n cheese, roasted eggplant, shrimp ceviche...

    I pigged the crap out.

    Sunday: Accessory leg day.

    Conventional deadlifts:
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 6
    405 x 4
    standing on 2" block (deficit pulls)
    405 x 3
    505 x 2
    standing on a 3" block
    505 x 2
    545 x 1
    315 x 10

    Moved on to some basic shoulder work, calf raises, abs, then out for a run:

    15 miles @ 8:45-9:00 pace
    (10 mile easy warmup, 3 miles of intervals, 2 mile cooldown).
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
    Ironmans: 1
    Ultramarathons: 1
    Current supps: http://www.atlargenutrition.com/prod...covery/results

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    pics of food?
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    I was busy drinking.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
    Ironmans: 1
    Ultramarathons: 1
    Current supps: http://www.atlargenutrition.com/prod...covery/results

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    shameful.

    btw, bacon wrapped scallops are amazazing
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    ps

    your inbox is full brah. i appreciate all the help and I'll let you know how it goes, thanks again!
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    Fixed. No worries man, anytime. And please do.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
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    Good deadlifting, Belial!

    And sounds like a great beer party! Like seeing the Leffe on the list!
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    Screw those deadlifts, that menu is inspiring!
    2000 or bust

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    I love your taste in beers. Reading Delirium and Leffe brings back memories. Happy to see I'm not the only who lifts here, stays lean and drinks a ton of beer weekly.

    Ever tried making your own beers?

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    hahaha, I do enjoy that this journal mainly focuses on culinary and fermented delights. As it should be.

    I DO, in fact, brew my own beer. I've done about a dozen batches thus far. Highlights have been a very solid IPA (the dry hopping and extended aging made it a winner), a great Belgian quad that's still aging (but thus far is promising), a solid pumpkin ale... misses have been a winter brown ale that just never quite aged properly and a belgian tripel made with brett yeast that just had a bit too much funk... You ever homebrew?
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
    Ironmans: 1
    Ultramarathons: 1
    Current supps: http://www.atlargenutrition.com/prod...covery/results

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    I'm all for craft beers, but being a fatass and on CBL i havent drank much lately. Guinness is a good alternative to a light beer IMO because its pretty low in cals/alcohol and has SOME malt taste.

    Have you made any stouts/porters belial? how about some braised ribs to go with those?
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    I tried the Old Stock Ale recently. Definitely a sipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    I'm all for craft beers, but being a fatass and on CBL i havent drank much lately. Guinness is a good alternative to a light beer IMO because its pretty low in cals/alcohol and has SOME malt taste.

    Have you made any stouts/porters belial? how about some braised ribs to go with those?
    I've made one oatmeal porter... I kinda went nuts using a Belgian yeast, though, so it wasn't as smoky as it should have been. Guinness IS a good "light" beer.. there are some damn good saisons, though, that you can probably enjoy without blowing your calories.

    Carl- yes, yes it is. And that's ALL you need.


    Went out for a little run today to loosen up. 4.4 miles, 30 minutes. Or about a 6:45/6:50 pace? Not too terrible. Some fruit punch Results post run, and now a St. Bernadus Abt 12.
    "Except Belial. He knows everything. This isn't a sarcastic attack, either. He really knows everything." -----Organichu
    "Alex is all knowing and perfect"-----Jane (loosely paraphrased)
    -515/745/700 bench/deadlift/squat
    Current mile time: 4:23
    Marathons: 3
    Century races: 3
    Ironmans: 1
    Ultramarathons: 1
    Current supps: http://www.atlargenutrition.com/prod...covery/results

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    Saturday workout didn't count for crap, since it was just a quick lift and bike before I started cooking for the beer tasting party I hosted. Which, btw, beer list:


    Dogfish 120 minute IPA
    North Coast Old Stock Ale
    Deschutes The Abyss
    Dogfish Noble Rot
    Rodenbach Vintage 2009
    Nebraska brewing Black Betty
    North Coast Old Rasputin
    Bourganel Bier au Nougat
    Mikkeller's Hoppy Lovin Xmas
    Delerium Noel
    The Bruery 4 Calling Birds
    Heavy Seas Yule Tide Ale
    Westvleteren 12
    Founder's Backwoods Bastard
    Leffe Bruin
    Being a Beer-loving Nebraskan I was excited to see this on your list. There are truly some remarkable breweries here. Have you tried any of theEmpyrean Brewing Company's beers? All of them (minus Lagers) are delicious.
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    This journal makes me want to try more American beers. I love my ales and I hear a lot of good things about the US microbrewery scene. There's a great beer shop near me, I should check out some of the names mentioned here.

    As for British beers, I see Gaz mentioned Greene King - good brewery but their IPA really pisses me off. It's only 3.6% FFS! The whole point of an India Pale Ale is that it's meant to be stronger than usual, because that's what enabled it to be exported to India without going off. Any IPA under 5.6% isn't worth it in my opinion.

    If you're tempted by unusual, distinctive beers then you should try and track down some Brewdog. Very interesting, fun, strong beers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    I DO, in fact, brew my own beer. I've done about a dozen batches thus far. Highlights have been a very solid IPA (the dry hopping and extended aging made it a winner), a great Belgian quad that's still aging (but thus far is promising), a solid pumpkin ale... misses have been a winter brown ale that just never quite aged properly and a belgian tripel made with brett yeast that just had a bit too much funk... You ever homebrew?
    I found the same. My IPAs have been consistent win. The only beers that have failed were a porter/stout that just didn't have enough body, and a Belgian lager-style brew that tasted a bit flat and sharp. I think it's very hard to do heavier brews at home. My experience anyway.

    Oh, and good lifting.
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