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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  1. #1
    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    Help building home gym (db's, leg raise mach, bench)

    Helllo friends,
    I'm looking to build a small home gym since my local gym sucks hairy goat ass.

    I'm not made of gold so I need to be relativly thrifty with my purchases.

    The gear I'd like to buy:
    db's
    bench (that inclines)
    hanging leg raise unit + pull up piece

    I know thats not a lot, but they gym will be something I'll add to now and then.

    I figure the db's and bench to be the most important.

    Now my questions.
    My gym has magnet weights that obviously stick onto the DB's. Has anyone seen these for sale anywhere?
    The gym has them in 2.5, 1.25 and .75lb increments
    I use them enough that I'd like to buy a set.

    Anyone have any comments on db's? they all seem similar but are there any that are better for any particular reason? I tend to like the ones with bigger handles and most of the "hex" ones have thin handles

    Finally i'm into doing hanging leg raises, any good/bad units out there?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Senior Member Manveet's Avatar
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    when you by a bench, make sure it is an adjustable one. Put some money into a power rack/squat rack. If you can get an attached pulley system to that rack, all you need is db's and and plates and you're all set. Btw, you don't have to buy everything new.
    "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."


    Richard Dawkins


    "Bah. You know I hate poor people."

    Paul Stagg

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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    Are there any good classifieds areas to buy used gear?

    I've been looking on ebay.

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    www.power-systems.com might have some stuff. I was gonna say Ebay too, but you're already looking there. Keep in mind that stuff like that is probably a fortune to ship.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Try to get a power rack or a squat rack

    Do they have "Play-It-Again" stores, used sports equipment stores near you?

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    york db's

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