The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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Thread: New Guy Here

  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Mar 2012
    SW Pennsylvania

    New Guy Here

    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm fairly new to lifting (Thanksgiving week of 2011.)

    I started lifting because I was starting to feel like a sloth. At the beginning of 2008 I was a 378 pound, 5'11", obese, out-of-shape man. I decided enough was enough and went on a low fat diet. Started running that March and worked my way down to 260 pounds. In November of 2010, I ran my last of 3 full marathons and 2 50K races. I bought a bicycle and started riding. I rode multiple 100 mile rides and never lost another pound. So, in November of 2011, I made the decision to accept my endomorph-ness and joined a local gym's 5 week Christmas special. I acquired some equipment during that 5 weeks (thank you Craigslist) and started lifting at home by the end of my 5 weeks.

    Currently, I'm 275 pounds. I'm using the 5/3/1 Boring But Big program and have a goal of lifting in a powerlifting meet someday. Once I hit the 1-2-3-4 plate lifts (135 overhead press, 225 bench, 315 squat, and 405 pull) I'll start to evaluate a cut and meet. I figure I can hang onto my body weight--or lose some--while I get stronger. Then, I'll concentrate on dropping body fat while working on maintaining strength.

    So that's me in a long intro. Looking forward to learning a bunch,

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    Senior Member
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    Mar 2012
    Congrats on the huge turn around.

    As a relative newbie here myself I can definitively say: You're in the right place.

    Welcome and enjoy!

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Mar 2012
    SW Pennsylvania
    Thanks folks. Looking forward to the journey!!

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    The Bulkness Cometh! BULK_BOY's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Ontario, CANADA !
    Welcome mate!
    "to teach God's word, by his own example; that we must Love all things that God made" - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

    DL: 375 RAW No Belt, No Wraps, No nothing!
    SQ: 325 RAW " " "
    BP: 220 RAW " " "

    Total: 920 hahaha Not quite a 1000lbs (This was done back in 2008 )

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    Rob Schilke | GFX Designer thecityalive's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Hope to see more news from your training...MAKE A JOURNAL (Please)
    My road to powerlifting:
    ===thecityalive is dead meat===
    Current RAW PRs:
    Bench: 255 (9/30/13)
    Dead: 515 (9/2/13)
    Squat: 435 (9/26/13)
    Total: 1205 lbs.
    twitter @thecityalive

  7. #6
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Apr 2012
    Im new here and looking for info. I have been lifting raw for about 2 years and just discovered the bench shirt! Wow i really like it and have picked up on it pretty quick. Im hoping to find more info on shirted lifters


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