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
    the uber monster Ed C.'s Avatar
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    Dec 2002

    Post Your Injuries

    I hear a lot about injuries, and I'm scared ****less when I squat by myself at home with no safety rack things at the bottom.

    And exactly how common are injuries among you guys? Seems like a lot of you guys have messed up your back or something.

    Anyways, so far I'm injury free, except for a slight wrist pain I used to have when I was cleaning, but I had wrong form. I corrected that.
    I am cool beyond all natural explanation.

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    Go Heels! MixmasterNash's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Last few years: Finger, bicep, shins, hips, hams, shoulder.

    From, respectfully: climbing, climbing, running, soccer, soccer, sleeping.

    Lifting: DOMS

    Lifing is safe if you know what you can handle and ALWAYS keep good form.

    The journal / I live here.

    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

  4. #3
    On Auto Pilot:******* Huge Alke's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    I would get some spotting bars for those squats bro' = you dont want to be driven into the ground by too much weight.
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    30MAY03 = 800 Total - Bench 230, Squat 245, Deadlift 325
    22OCT04 = 960 Total - Bench 275, Squat 305, Deadlift 380

    Most push-ups in one minute = 102 (BW:195lbs)

    Some men see things as they are and say, "Why?" I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?" - George B. Shaw

    FOOD is my drug of choice

  5. #4
    zen idiot Scott S's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Marion, IA
    I hate injuring myself in my sleep. If this were a fair world, it'd never happen!

    Also, I'd never squat without pins. Unless I had a great spotter on either side.

  6. #5
    Do that voodoo that he do
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    Apr 2002
    Bangor, ME, United States
    -Broken fingers eleven times.

    -broken toes (several).

    -shattered tooth.

    -dislocated both thumbs.

    -dislocated left shoulder.

    -torn left rotator cuff.

    -torn ligaments in left wrist

    -tear in lower right trap.

    -tore the musculature off my lower spine last year (near disc herniation).

    -particles in both knees.

    -torn tibofibula ligament right ankle.


    -some nagging hip thing.

    These are from lifting, football, martial arts, and fighting.
    Be a man. Be awesome at it. Be proud of it. Beyond the Barbell

    "Borris is correct. That sounds logical if you ask me."

  7. #6
    Senior Member
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    Dec 2001
    bay area, cali
    severe knee injury - tore LCL, ACL, lateral meniscus, broke large piece of bone off platella (pinned back together).. injury resulted in 2 inches of muscle atrophy on quad/hamstring, and 1 nasty scar from surgery..

    it happened while fighting w/ a friend..

    also i've had a broken nose and toe, and an ongoing left trap pain (like for 5 years, unknown to docs)

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    En botella whey! Max-Mex's Avatar
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    Sep 2002
    Dorchester, MA
    Upper-Middle back muscle strain. Too much volume and too little rest. Took about 3 months to heal. No upperbody lifting during that time, and limited lower body lifting.
    Burritos are the bomb for bulking!
    My Food Journal


    Deadlift: PR 1@440, Goal 1@450
    Squat: PR 1@375, Goal 1@400
    Bench: PR 2@275, Goal 1@300

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    Senior Member JustinF's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    broken fingers and toes , fractured forearm, torn MCL, broken hand, severely sprained ankle, dislocated knee: all from football.

    No injuries directly related to lifting.
    My journal

    -As President of the loyal order of Curl Jockeys I hearby proclaim you top Curl Jockey. -ectx

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    Senior Member Exnor's Avatar
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    Jan 2003
    Brighton, UK
    I got a paper cut in the july of 1999. It was scary.

  11. #10
    Thugly bullethead's Avatar
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    Dec 2002
    Portsmouth, England
    I personally feel the more (time wise and weight) that I lift, the less likely injury is because your body is stronger and better able to cope, but only if form, concentration and careful movements (i.e. not snatching or grabbing a weight up, unless thats what your training for)
    Crazy looking intimidatiing meathead with no neck - MadFistBT

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    Toughest Man in the World Bruise Brubaker's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    In the gym, Québec
    A sprained ankle 10 years ago.

    I've never injured myself weightlifting and I don't plan to, safety is in my top priority list.

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    WBB OG Silverback's Avatar
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    Mar 2002
    London, England
    Tendonitis in knee (suffered for 3 years)
    " " in shoulder (currently injured with) (10 weeks expected)
    Ligament damage in shoulder ( 4 months out)
    Shins splints (3 months out)
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    aka Boobalowski raniali's Avatar
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    May 2002
    somewhere over the rainbow
    Originally posted by Borris

    -shattered tooth.
    how does this hamper your training??

    for me -- broken everything below my right knee from separate sports occassions; fractured left wrist (which makes basically ALL curls a nightmare to this day); torn hamstring; strained knee ligament; and the ubiquitous, omnipresent, debilitating back pain that makes pain-free days a noteworthy event.
    Size is SEXY!

    As long as there's raniali nudity, its all good. -- PMDL, my idol
    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 have an amazing physique. -- JustinASU
    Whenever raniali posts in a thread, somebody is bound to get aroused, thats just the way it is. -- Y2A

    ~Anything worth doing at all IS worth doing well.~
    ~You all laugh because I am diFFereNt; I laugh because you're all the same.~
    ~Have no fear of perfection; you will never reach it. -- Salvador Dali, Diary of A Genius~

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    Senior Member geoffgarcia's Avatar
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    May 2002
    shattered small toe when 5lb safety buckle fell off a bench
    injured left elbow doing db lat raises that were to heavy for me
    injured something in my right back muscle area doing 100lb pullups (managed 8 till it went!)
    injured right wrist doing bb upright rows that were to heavy


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