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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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    Senior Member Accipiter's Avatar
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    I just realized I'll never feel strong

    Today I deadlifted 365. I still feel weak. I imagined myself deadlifting 405, squating 405, benching 300, none of it mattered though. I realized I'll never actually feel strong. It's not discouraging, I just know I'll never feel even vaguely powerful. Anyone else get something like this?

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    What the hell are you talking about?

    You sound depressed....

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    Not even close.

    Maybe it's your diet; are you still eating like crap? I know I FEEL better when i eat well.

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    Sounds like you have some deeply rooted insecurities.
    "The only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion."
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    Word.

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    satisfaction is the death of desire

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    nope
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    All of my lifts are pussy. And I'm just trying to maintain while I cut. Whenever I feel like I'm weak, I just remember what my lifts USED to be and how I've progressed. I don't care how my lifts look compared to others. I'll get there, someday. That's all that matters. All it takes is dedication, calories, and anadrol.

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    Originally posted by TreeTrunks
    satisfaction is the death of desire
    I love that!

    I feel like a weakling sometimes but then I realize that I'm the only one who deadlifts at my gym so I'm on a whole different page than everybody else there. Don't dwell on it but just use it as motivation. Dwelling on it makes it depressing, using it puts it in the past and bigger and better things come from it.
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    I dunno, it's not really depression. It doesn't matter if I ate perfectly and could deadlift a small dump truck. I just never feel strong. I never feel any larger than when I start. I look at pictures from when I was 130 lbs. when I was 16, and I look no bigger now, at 185 I don't think. I see 0 difference, well maybe a little on my biceps, but even then just about nothing. I dunno.

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    I dunno, it's not really depression. It doesn't matter if I ate perfectly and could deadlift a small dump truck. I just never feel strong. I never feel any larger than when I start. I look at pictures from when I was 130 lbs. when I was 16, and I look no bigger now, at 185 I don't think. I see 0 difference, well maybe a little on my biceps, but even then just about nothing. I dunno.
    Well for 1, you're definately not 11% body fat in your recent pics so that could be a reason that you look smaller at 185. And you're also fairly tall so you'll need to be heavier, and leaner to look bigger.

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    Ya, I would say 13-14%.
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    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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    yah, I suppose I should change that...my b. but still, I don't really care so much about that..

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    Nah. You're right, you are a pussy.
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    oh ok, wasn't sure

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    food:
    i absolutely cant STAND junk food..(not including pizza or sweets ie: cheese cake ) but sh1t like potatoe chips and all that crap makes me feel so crappy!

    training:
    i have that too, i only feel strong when i progress though.
    "The whole jedi thing was just not compatible with my lifestyle. My master was jelous he was always holding me back, -"be mindfull of the future, but live in the present"- what the hell does that mean? I even got my arm cut off...it just sucked. So i switched to the dark side and i havent looked back once...Now i am shooting lightning from my fingertips, choking people over the phone, i even get to wear a cape.....its just boss. My name is Anikin skywalker and i am a sith lord."

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    I know what ur saying Accipter and I think it's called residual body image. However, I may have just made that up. It's all about your personality being formed at an earlier stage in life and your self image remaining with you even though you obviously appear different to other people. Kinda like those 50 year old ladies who wear midriff tops cos they think they are 16, but probably not as gross or socially unacceptable. Keep up the training and with time I'm sure your self image will evolve until you see yourself as you truly are.

    I sometimes feel the same Accipter...
    something happened to me the other day to change my mind about my strength.

    ----Someone in the city, drunk tried to pick a fight with me, I instantly and instinctively "bench pressed" this guy to his doom. He went flying about 6 metres and me and my mates laughed at him and his mates. They backed off quick smart considerring im probably the smallest guy in our group but was easy twice as strong as their "fight picker". -----

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    Yeah, what Westy said makes sense. Growing up, I was a fat little bastard. I got sick of it and became anorexic, and went from 215 lbs down to 135 lbs. Even at 6'0 135, I still felt like I was fat. It's just something you've got to come to terms with. Or just buy some f*cking anadrol already and get beefed.

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    i dunno if it's a touch of dysmorphia, or it actually means your well-adjusted.


    we never know exactly who we are until we are tested. if you feel your not strong and you are okay with that, despite what your lifting, then i wouldn't stress it. You live in oyur body day in and day out. your bound to take what you think of yourself for granted. i don't think of myself as overly smart, or particulalry well-educated, but people tell em that all the time. you know what i mean? i just do what i do.

    if you felt weak, and the numbers didn't paly that out and you were willign to do whatever, no matter how destructive it is to you, then i would say you need to worry one way or the other.
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    Originally posted by TreeTrunks
    satisfaction is the death of desire
    Hey, that's my sig.
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    Acc... I know exactly what you're talking about. I've been getting stronger and stronger, bigger and bigger... which doesn't say much because I started out as a 130 pound weakling. But I know what you're going through, and the best way to think about it is how much you've improved, and not necessarily just if you've improved. It's a VERY hard thing to do, believe me. I was diagnosed with BDD in high school and even now, I get days where I look at myself and think I'm a toothpick. Just keep at it, and try to think of things in a different aspect, rather than just straightforward results.

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    but yeah, I know what you mean. what's the b in bdd for? I should know this...

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    Body Dismorphia Disorder.

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    weird thing I think a lot of bbers feel like this maybe one of the reasons that makes em train, my mate was 24 stone at about 12% (330lbs) and was just unbelievably HUGE, he could hardly fit through the door weighed twice what some of the other guys at work weighed, but still looked in the mirror and thought he was skinny... dunno if training is the only answer, might be worth talking to a professional counseller etc if it bothers you.

    My Dad is a big rugby playing bloke and used to rip me for being such a skinny kid, so I always feel too thin now, even though I'm not really @185@5`11", but if it keeps me training what the hell.
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