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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?

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    You ever seen this at the gym?

    The other night I saw a girl spotting her bf on bench and he had about 385 on there. Although this girl was in pretty good shape, if this guy got into trouble there is NO way she could've saved him. I don't know if he was just showing off or if he really expected her to be able to bail him out.

    I don't know. Anway, have you ever seen a relatively small girl spotting a guy lifting a huge amount of weight before?? Just wondering.
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    yeah i have - i couldn't figure it out either.
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    I've actually thought about asking girls at the gym to spot me just for the simple that guys sometimes can try too hard and help more than they should. If the guy really knows what he's doing then I think women could be really good spotters. If you just need that extra little bit. I'm sure the guys that are working out with the girls know their own limitations as well as her's or he wouldn't be trusting her to spot him. IMO anyways.
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    I've seen this. it looks pretty stupid if you ask me. I wished that he'd get in trouble and she could do anythingbut scream for help.
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    What HY said. I prefer to have smaller people spot me, especially women. They're far less likely to do too much.

    And besides... when I fail (if I fail), it's by a few pounds, not by several hundred.
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    exactly, i have my woman spot me on a regular basis now. As belial said, i only need a few pounds of assistance and she is a perfect spotter!

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    What's the difference? Most guys when they spot are only spotting with their fingertips. There is a big difference between a spot on a working rep, versus a forced rep or even a negative rep. Forced rep, I'd want someone stronger, negative rep, I'd want two guys, one on each end of the bar, and maybe a third in the middle. But for a regular set where you may run out of steam through the sticking point on your last rep, you may only need a few ounces of assistance to make it up. So like others have said, it's no big deal.
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    I hate people who talk and touch the bar when I ask them to spot me.

    When I spot I just stand there and look. Sometimes I help them with a lift off if they ask, but besides that I just stand there and look pretty.
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    I see no problem with it. I generally only need a few extra pounds of assistance from a spot.

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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    What's the difference? Most guys when they spot are only spotting with their fingertips. There is a big difference between a spot on a working rep, versus a forced rep or even a negative rep. Forced rep, I'd want someone stronger, negative rep, I'd want two guys, one on each end of the bar, and maybe a third in the middle. But for a regular set where you may run out of steam through the sticking point on your last rep, you may only need a few ounces of assistance to make it up. So like others have said, it's no big deal.
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    Re: You ever seen this at the gym?

    Originally posted by voodazz
    The other night I saw a girl spotting her bf on bench and he had about 385 on there. Although this girl was in pretty good shape, if this guy got into trouble there is NO way she could've saved him. I don't know if he was just showing off or if he really expected her to be able to bail him out.

    I don't know. Anway, have you ever seen a relatively small girl spotting a guy lifting a huge amount of weight before?? Just wondering.
    why does one assume that a girl is bad spotter? i have asked guys to spot me on bench - and only afterwards tell me they were too nervous to even grab the bar cuz they thought they would touch my breasteses and were also momentarily lost in a daydream from the view. men as spotters are worthless most of the time ... regardless of the exercise ... because they are more involved in touching and ogling than legitimate spotting.

    so there! pffft.
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    ok - straight men
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    Just for the record, when someone says "girl" I do not view this as the same as female. To me the definition of "girl" in the gym is the typical cardio queen, or any skinny puke guy under 160lbs. So I am not gender biased in this regard.
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    Oh and LOL at your avatar Ali. Touche.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Just for the record, when someone says "girl" I do not view this as the same as female. To me the definition of "girl" in the gym is the typical cardio queen, or any skinny puke guy under 160lbs. So I am not gender biased in this regard.
    Please relate "under 160 lbs" to a height. Us short pukes ain't so skinny

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    Originally posted by raniali
    ok - straight men
    Steady on... not all bloke are pervs...
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    and they say men are horrible about stereotyping the other gender.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Just for the record, when someone says "girl" I do not view this as the same as female. To me the definition of "girl" in the gym is the typical cardio queen, or any skinny puke guy under 160lbs. So I am not gender biased in this regard.
    ok - equal opportunity weight lifter - if I am not a "girl" in the gym, what am i?????

    (this sounds like a riddle)

    does my new avatar arouse the same feelings as my previous ones? i am doing my best to remove distraction from posts.
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    belial - all men are pigs.
    that's a fact - not a stereo-type.
    Size is SEXY!

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    My God. I wish, if only for a day, i had hooters like that to play with. -- TCD, my other idol
    It is as stable as my mindset around your breasts. -- robboe
    Good god raniali....you have an amazing physique. -- JustinASU
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    Re: Re: You ever seen this at the gym?

    Originally posted by raniali


    why does one assume that a girl is bad spotter? i have asked guys to spot me on bench - and only afterwards tell me they were too nervous to even grab the bar cuz they thought they would touch my breasteses and were also momentarily lost in a daydream from the view. men as spotters are worthless most of the time ... regardless of the exercise ... because they are more involved in touching and ogling than legitimate spotting.

    so there! pffft.
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    hmmm... anyone sense bitterness in the air....
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    Originally posted by raniali
    belial - all men are pigs.
    that's a fact - not a stereo-type.
    sexist pig. And I mean that.

    Honestly, sounds like you're flattering yourself a little, complaining that all these men are ogling you.

    And yeah, more than just a LITTLE bitterness. Don't blame all men because a few sh*ts haven't been perfect to you.
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    Originally posted by raniali


    ok - equal opportunity weight lifter - if I am not a "girl" in the gym, what am i?????

    (this sounds like a riddle)

    does my new avatar arouse the same feelings as my previous ones? i am doing my best to remove distraction from posts.
    A weightlifting female. See I will have respect for them, as opposed to the cardio queens, and skinny pukes. (disclaimer on skinny pukes: Skinny guy, no muscle, person I woudn't trust spotting me.)

    As for your avatar, hmmm...well, I preferred the other one, maybe we could mix the reality of the other avatar, with the action sequence of the new one? In the end, I guess you are still a chick regardless of which one you use.
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    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Originally posted by Belial


    sexist pig. And I mean that.

    Honestly, sounds like you're flattering yourself a little, complaining that all these men are ogling you.

    And yeah, more than just a LITTLE bitterness. Don't blame all men because a few sh*ts haven't been perfect to you.
    Spot on *Wipes the tar off himself from the brush in raniali's hand*
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