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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?

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    King Nothing ericg's Avatar
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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering what piece of equipment you guys/gals prefered for cardio. I know I can jog outside or grab a jump rope, but what if my ceilings are low and I dont wanna go outside!!

    I am looking for something that I can build endurance as well as burn some fat!!! I am leaning towards the treadmill, but I have heard some good things about the eliptical trainer.....oh ya and a stepper.......

    What are your thoughts??

    Thanks
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    I prefer to do some up hill walking on the treadmill. For someone as fat and unfit as me ...... it's enough .

    Uphill running might be more your game as you sound fit already.
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    Yeah, Yates you had best get movin on your cardio you Lard A$S!! LMFAO!!!!

    I personally like running on treadmills. Although stairmaster's aren't to bad either.

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    I like doing the Stepmill. It forces you not to cheat as much as on the stepper because you can't lean on the side rails as much as most people do while on a stepper.

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    The best piece of cardio equipment you could get your hands on would be a hot nympho! Can't go wrong there!
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    The best piece of cardio is one that you haven't done for a while. Switch 'em up!
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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
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    I totally agree with Av.
    If you can swim I would reccomend it, it's a great total body workout.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Originally posted by Maki Riddington
    I totally agree with Av.
    If you can swim I would reccomend it, it's a great total body workout.
    Uh ???? Did I miss that one.
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    Proud Father Maki Riddington's Avatar
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    Yates, what I meant to say is that I agree with what Avatar said.

    Now on another note, if you haven't tried swimming you should give it a shot you will be suprised.

    Make sense now?
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    hahaha. Barbell fall on your head this morning yates?
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    our goal and they will be dreaming of the body we walk around with every
    day…only then will they understand." -- Severed Ties

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    Thanks for the thoughts guys and gals......need to get my fat arse in motion again......cardio has been lacking lately.

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    Sav said it is easy to cheat on the stepper.

    I have seen two kinds of stepper:

    1) where there is a lot of resistance and you need to push down with your legs to keep up momentum <---- easy to cheat.

    2) where you work harder as the resistance decreases meaning you gotta move your legs quicker <---- impossible to cheat. This kind of stepper in my view is the best - If i do 2-3 minutes on the highest intensity I am sweating like a fat man in a pie shop with no money.
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    Great...thanks for the info. I know what you mean with the steppers and resistance.

    What brand/kind of stepper do you guys use?? Or does anyone have a link to a place that sells them??

    Thanks a bunch
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    The older precor eliptical is the best, IMO

    I don't like the way the newer one strides..

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    Decide how much you want to spend first. Some equipment can get quite pricey, such as treadmills. Sure there are cheaper ones but make sure they can support your weight. Usually entry level treadmills support 200lbs or less. The ones at gyms are usually over $2,000. So once you know what you wanna spend you have a better idea of what you can get, then start thinking about which equipment is better for you.

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    What I meant between the two different step machines was a) there are ones such as the Stairmaster, where it's twopedals going up and down as you press down with your body weight,
    and
    b) a stepmill which is just like a treadmill except it's a track made up of stairs so it's just like walking continuously up a very long flight of actual stairs.

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    I know Anna - that is what i said!

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    A good pair of running shoes.
    I think the road is free.
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    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    If i do 2-3 minutes on the highest intensity I am sweating like a fat man in a pie shop with no money.
    *** Where do you come up with this stuff????
    I'd love to go out and party with ya, you'd be a riot.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
    The Art of Judo

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    parents ordered a treadmill a few weeks ago. it comes tomorrow

    help my head is tsuck to the door!

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    LMAO@ C_D!
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    * Here truds along Yaz, who's dieting and running. *

    Hmm. The best piece of cardio equipment?
    How about...

    A BROKEN ONE!

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    Actually Maki, I was gonna say sweating like a paedophile in a nursery but i didn't fancy likening my self to a paedophile.
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    The best cardio/machine is that which you enjoy and keep up. Try all the machines at a local gym, running is free, mountain biking get up in the hiils. Cycling is deceptively hard.

    What ever you choose you have to do it regularly.

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