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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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    Load Dem Magazines QuadzillaRF's Avatar
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    Interrupted while doing deadlifts by a curl jockey!!!

    Last month, I remember I was on my 3rd set on deadlifts doing 315 and put it back on a deadlift rack, a bar that makes changing plates a little easier. I than went to drink some water because deadlifts take a lot out of you. 2 minutes later, I see all my plates on the floor, and replaced with 5 pound plates on each side with a curl jockey doing some barbell curls. I than approached Curl Jockey and asked, "Did you see that I was using this for deadlifts?" after he did his BB curl warmup set. Curl Jockey just said, "You left and someone is already using the squat rack for squats so I am using your rack for some BB curls since it wasn't being used for the past couple of minutes. Besides, I only have 4 more sets so you can wait!" If I wasn't in a good mood, I would of grabbed a 45 plate from the floor and threw it at him. Instead, I grabbed my 6 plates from the ground in a calm fashion, and proceeded to put 8 plates back on another olympia bar I grabbed from the flat bench. I was suprised that a bar was free because mondays are usually chest days. I setup my 405 deadlifts only 2 feet away from where curl jockey was doing his BB curls. I never did 405 deadlifts for reps because I knew my max was 405. With all the anger released on the weights, I deadlifted 405 with good form for 4 reps while keeping eye contact with curl jockey. I can tell curl jockey felt intimidated because he finished his 2nd set early and left the gym early after doing one exercise. I really wanted to thank him for the motivation he gave me, but he was no where to be found. After that, I never saw curl jockey again. Did I approach this situation the wrong way? On the bright side, I took out my anger on the weights and not on curl jockey. I am just curious on what other people might do in this situation.
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    There was this really huge guy in the gym today dancing and singing to himself, flailing about with headphones on right in front of the dumbell rack while I was trying to make my meanest face on my heaviest set of curls. I am just curious on what other people might do in THIS situation.

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    Couldn't you just bring a bottle of water with you to the rack?

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    You should have thrown the 405 lbs bar on the curl jockey. Don't miss him.

    Or you could have left your towel on the bar. Or you could have urinated on the bar.

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    After he finished his set of 55 lb curls, you should have loaded 405 right onto that bar. You were there first and he is just a waste-of-space, half-a-fag curl jockey.
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    Originally posted by Magnus Musculus
    You should have thrown the 405 lbs bar on the curl jockey. Don't miss him.

    Or you could have left your towel on the bar. Or you could have urinated on the bar.
    I like the last one. Actually, maybe you shoulda urinated on HIM. Been like "I own you". Then, when he ran off to get the manager, you coulda finished your set.
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    You were being more than diplomatic quads, I might have gone home with a momento of "curljockey's" ignorance myself. Kudos, bro.

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    Originally posted by Magnus Musculus
    You should have thrown the 405 lbs bar on the curl jockey. Don't miss him.

    Or you could have left your towel on the bar. Or you could have urinated on the bar.
    You got a point. I should of brought a towel and throw it on the bar with the words, "Reserved For a Hardcore MOFO" sewn into the towel and than pee on the towel marking my territory.
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    You handled it fine. Everyone pays the same amount of money a month to use the gym, so don't act as if you own part of it. If you left a rack unattended for minutes, I don't see the problem. A lot of times at my gym folks will just walk away without racking their weights, perhaps he thought that's what you were doing.

    The curl kid could have politely asked if you wanted to work in, however inconvenient that would have been, but that's in the past. You handled the situation the way you should have. It's not worth fighting over, and you got your reps in anyways. Good lifts, as well.

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