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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    Wannabebig Member viper200202's Avatar
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    How is the total gym???

    Well, my uncle has been lifting weights for about 10 years now and he has a total gym along with his free weights.
    I have a set of weights of my own for my heavy workouts but i need something for toning and cardio.
    He has offered to give me his total gym so i was just wondering what kind of results i should expect.
    I have been working out for about 1 1/2 years lifting and about 5 years cardio.
    I am 181 pounds and 13% bf.
    I am not huge but toned.
    I would like to stay my same weight but gain a little muscle and be really cut and defined.
    Tell me if you think doing 2 days of heavy weights and then 3 days doing the total gym would work out to be what i want!
    Thanks for the help guys

    This is also the total gym 3000 model!

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    It sounds like you need to change your weightlifting routine and your diet. The freeweights will build muscle and combined with the proper diet will help burn fat.

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    the stone cold stunner Ironman8's Avatar
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    IMO, getting a total gym is no excuse to stop going to the gym
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    Senior Member GhettoSmurf's Avatar
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    IMO, i'd stick to free-weights
    "Eat until it hurts dammit! Then eat more. Youll get used to it. I think its like sex for a chick. Sure it hurts the first time, but after a couple rides it just goes in like a glove." -clvmike19

    "... chicks are like smarties. They're different colors but each share the same deliciousness. Its just a matter of deciding if you'll save the red ones for last or eat a bunch of different ones in the same handful." -wibble

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    the stone cold stunner Ironman8's Avatar
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    Yup, free weights are the best. How can you squat on a total gym?!
    You kill me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize....

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    With all that toning that the Total Gym 3000 will be doing, it's hard to say no to it!

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    stick to free weights, high intensity, eating clean and alot of rest...u'll grow good that way...dont worry bout toning, just worry bout gettin bigger while maintainin your body fat by eating right
    Skillz

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    Wannabebig Member viper200202's Avatar
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    Thanks for the help, i figure ill spend the money on improving my home weights and maybe getting a new bench!

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    Freeweights means POWER!
    -=-* Losers make excuses - winners make it happen *-=-

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    If you don't have one already, get a squat rack while your at it.
    accuflex - LOLZZZZ!!!11one1!! SOEM PPL WORK THRE ARMZ!!!!11!! LETS KILL THEM111

    "You can fake effort with grunts and clanging weights but quiet, consistent hard work coupled with gradual strength increases earns universal respect in gyms" - Steve Colescott



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