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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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    184 Pounds of beefcake

    So I'm finally posting a couple pics, I'll post the wheels later. My arms don't have a lot of definition, my triceps are definitely dominant over the biceps. I've been back into lifting for about 6 mos after a 3 year hiatus. Any feedback, good or bad, is appreciated.
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    And another (same pose).
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    where are they?

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    Eric says you look great and he thinks your handsome.
    Seriously, keep hitting the weights hard.
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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!"
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    nice afro, mate



    You look like you have some decent size coming in; keep growing and then spend some time cutting up

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    I don't feel so bad anymore.
    Like me you need more cardio.
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    I'm bulking right now, so I'm gonna hold off a couple more months on the cardio until my cutting cycle.
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    Originally posted by stpatrick44
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    ]Good to know I can boost your fragile ego, fred. [/B]
    As you can see I didn't get to finish my post before retort.
    Sorry wasn't flaming you.

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    Originally posted by fastfred


    As you can see I didn't get to finish my post before retort.
    Sorry wasn't flaming you.
    No prob man, wasn't flaming you either.
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    Originally posted by stpatrick44


    No prob man, wasn't flaming you either.
    I'm not one to rag on anyone,working out on a bowflex with a small amount of bull**** free weights.

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    You look good, especially considering you're just getting back into the swing of things after such a long hiatus. You're definitely higher than 15% bodyfat, though. How did you have it determined? Bio-electrical impedance?

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    Originally posted by Blood&Iron
    You look good, especially considering you're just getting back into the swing of things after such a long hiatus. You're definitely higher than 15% bodyfat, though. How did you have it determined? Bio-electrical impedance?
    It was tested at 15% with both Bio-electrical and calipers. Of course, that was about 3 months ago when I was 15-20 pounds lighter so I'm sure you're right, that I've gained some fat since then (but I've sure as hell gained some muscle too). I plan on bulking until I'm 195-200 and then start cutting around january.
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    keep hittin the bech mate

    lookin like a true irishman.

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    I think you'd have easier times packing on the muscle after you cut abit - If I were you I would not pack another 15lbs before cutting off some fat - just my humble opinion.
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    You look like yo have a thick foundation to restart on. I'm 5'8 also but I have about 2 year hold, however I got skinny and gained a lot of body fat, but I cut down before I started bulking up that helped me go through a cleaner bulk and now I don't have as much BF to last I probaby would have. I under stand bulking because after i get my six pack I'm going on a clean bulk to reach 200lbs. That way when I cut down I might way about 180lbs and I can look like STAN MCQUAY
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    Back (it's at a slight angle).
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    SO thats your picture at the top... and those are your actual stats in your signature, and what you lift...

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    yes those are his actual stats.

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    Originally posted by Rottie
    SO thats your picture at the top... and those are your actual stats in your signature, and what you lift...
    Yes, they are my pics, and yes, those are my actual stats. If I was going to exaggerate, then I'd say my bench was a helluva lot higher than 205 x 3.



    I know a chick at my work who can bench 200 for god's sake.
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    Originally posted by stpatrick44


    Yes, they are my pics, and yes, those are my actual stats. If I was going to exaggerate, then I'd say my bench was a helluva lot higher than 205 x 3.



    I know a chick at my work who can bench 200 for god's sake.

    Hey hold it there Sparky, nobody is accusing you of anything. You just seem a bit small for someone to be doing PROPER tricep pressdowns with 35 Lbs less than you weigh is all. 150 LB pressdown at 185 Lbs is impressive, but you can do it for 10. That is very impressive. Your triceps must be growing well. Congrats and keep lifting.

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    Originally posted by Rottie



    Hey hold it there Sparky, nobody is accusing you of anything. You just seem a bit small for someone to be doing PROPER tricep pressdowns with 35 Lbs less than you weigh is all. 150 LB pressdown at 185 Lbs is impressive, but you can do it for 10. That is very impressive. Your triceps must be growing well. Congrats and keep lifting.
    Yeah, my Tri's have always been my strong point. I do press downs w/ a full ROM and proper form.
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