The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    beercan
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    Ripping phone books

    I saw some guy do this saturday, the same day I discovered I have serious focus issues when it comes to lifting....Rather than become a major waste of talent, I decided to take 2 weeks off and get my act together.

    So today at work, still stewing about the weekend, I tore one in half like it was a napkin. Then I found out a respected co worker was leaving, and I did the same to another one.

    So no workouts for 2 weeks after today

    This wrecks forearms, you guys should try it.
    "I do declare; still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

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    lol... you can become one of those tacky religious strong men on TV who praise the Lord and claim that a devine spirit aids in their strength.

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    LMAO!!
    Good job mang!
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    LOL, can anyone twist a pan yet?
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    lol... you can become one of those tacky religious strong men on TV who praise the Lord and claim that a devine spirit aids in their strength.
    Funny you should say that. They had this Reverend on Jay Leno about a month ago that ripped a bunch of phone books in half. He was about 60 years old but he had arms like Popeye.

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    actually i learned the trick to ripping a phone book from a 70 yr old man who i used to work with, he did it at his retrement party. apparently it was his trademark thing to do in a group.

    i wasnt so impressed with seein big dudes rip fone books after learning how its done from this frail old man.
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    how you do it
    Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
    At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
    Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
    Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
    02/10/03 405X3 425X1
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    04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
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    GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
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    im not sure. but you got to bend them first

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    Yout have to twist the phonebook just right such that the pages sort of fan out and apart. As you rip, you're basically just ripping one page at a time.

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    All I did was snap it and rip it.....wasn't easy but wasn't hard...
    "I do declare; still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

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    hard to explain....grab the phone book facing you, then using both thumbs, place them at the top center of the book, then fold in at the thumbs, then grip tightly, and press at the thumbs causing those bent pages to rip, then its smooth ripping from there.

    hope that made sense
    A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey

    There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable. - Voltaire

    If it can be imagined, it can be done. - Me

    6'2"
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    ijust ripped 1...haha thanx 4 tha help mr webb78!
    it worked
    i cant deny it,im a f**kin' rider,you dont wanna f*ck w/ me-tupac
    im not a doctor,i just play one on the inernet
    how can i give a f*ck when idont know what a f*ck is to give it

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    does it matter how thick it is?
    big.

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    Originally posted by big
    does it matter how thick it is?
    Yeah seriously. MY phonebook is like 1.5" thick. I think I remeber what my friend's SanFran phone book looked like.... THIIICK.
    The beginning:
    Feb 1st - 5'10" 155lbs 15%bf

    Current:
    March 30th - 5'10" (imagine that!) 170lbs 18%bf

    Squat: 205x3
    Bench: 205x1
    Deadlift: 305x3

    Goal: ~190lbs 18% bf (end of bulk target weight)

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    i jus tried,, no luck.. my thumbs hurt...
    am i doin it wrong?

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    beercan
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    It's not a card trick...you still need very strong hands and forearms to do it, especially if it's a thick book
    "I do declare; still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."

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    my phonebook is like 3 inches thick...

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    same here ,i have a 3 in book and a 1.5 inch book, hmmmm.. i think ill try ripping the smaller one when no ones home
    age:22
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    height: 5'9"

    -LONGER TERM GOALS-
    benchpress: 275x1
    military press: 160x1
    deadlift: 405x1

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