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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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    Flabby personal trainers

    {rant} Man o man I have noticed that there are a bunch of personal trainers out there that are really out of shape. I mean how are you going to keep me motivated and in shape if you can't even do it for your self? And wow I am so impressed that they can bench press 3 plates (even though they weigh in at 250+ with over 20% body fat!) And I am really impressed how they put 500lbs+ on the leg press then come down 2 inches for each rep hahaa. Try putting down the junk food and get on the tread mill tuttut


    Ok sorry rant over

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    I think it depends on if you want a huge guy who is strong or a lean guy who isn't. I'd prefer the monster lifter regardless of condition.

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    i had a gym teacher back in middle school that told us tons about fitness but was lazy as hell and fat. i hated that guy. he was like 20+ % bf, and was just dumb. the next gym teacher i got was in HS, and he was actually really fit. he was like 60, but he could beat the crap out of you in anything. i actually had respect for him...and his mountain laps.
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    ah well. the trainer in my gym is a 50 year old woman who doesn`t train.

    she does however train a lot of guys that win contests.

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    Reminds me of one of my wrestling coaches in high school. He looked like Bam Margera's dad but he was hella cool and knowledgeable so we didn't make fun of him too much.
    Last edited by -sin-; 10-26-2003 at 02:52 AM.

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    Size does not equal knowledge.

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    if they get you to reach the goals what does it matter what they look like?
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    lol@ bam margera`s dad being a celeb for being pranked a few times
    Last edited by Reinier; 10-26-2003 at 05:14 AM.

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    I think they should look like they are in shape

    size does not equal knowledge (of training), true

    but being 20%+ could be a big indicator they don't know much about nutrition

    these are the trainers that seem to perpetuate a great deal of myths

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    The aesthetic part of life is a large factor, whether you like to admit it or not.

    But it, to me, is very hypocritcal to talk about the need for cardiovascular training when the person could afford to tighten the belt a bit.

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    I think the greatest thing about my gym is the variety of trainers we have. There are a couple of strict bbers, one powerlifter, a couple of fitness types, etc. Man, I love my gym.

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    I'm not so much against out of shape trainers as the ones who do not practice what they preach. I'm talking about the type of trainers who don't even lift weights but yet, are telling others what is an acceptable way to lift or not to lift. Or, how about the type that preach core stability and the benifits of a strong core but can not even deadlift or squat an acceptable amount of weight.
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    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    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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    For me I want someone training me that looks fit, and perferably has the body type I am shooting for. If a trainer is out of shape i'll find myself questioning them the whole time I am working out.

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    Does an professional athlete question a sports scientist if he is over weight? Same principle if you ask me. Its all about knowlage.

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    I am sorry but I would never place a personal trainer on the same category as a sports scientist. Not the same amount of education, sometime minimal education. If they are not dedicated to themselves or their knowledge, how can they teach you to be dedicated about your body?

    In my case, I am not generalizing; I am speaking from what I see at my gym. One guy is 300 pounds if not heavier that is a personal trainer and opens new accounts. The first thing these guys critic when you open an account are you eating habits and exercise plans. Now how can this guy look you in the face and tell you that you eat junk when he is 30%-35% body fat. He tells you that you need to use personal trainer sessions to reach your goals.

    In the business of personal training, your personal physic is your business card and resume.

    So many people do things they are not trained for or are passionate about. They just fall in to it. My sister in law for example sells those crappy weight loss supplements that are so famous among woman. The all-natural kind and she is supposed to convince you to take them to loose weight and says how good they are. However, she herself is a 200 pound 5í4 woman. Would you buy her stuff from her? Well personal trainers are selling their knowledge. If the package does not look good enough, why would you believe them?

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    Re: Flabby personal trainers

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    {rant} Man o man I have noticed that there are a bunch of personal trainers out there that are really out of shape. I mean how are you going to keep me motivated and in shape if you can't even do it for your self? And wow I am so impressed that they can bench press 3 plates (even though they weigh in at 250+ with over 20% body fat!) And I am really impressed how they put 500lbs+ on the leg press then come down 2 inches for each rep hahaa. Try putting down the junk food and get on the tread mill tuttut


    Ok sorry rant over
    Paul anderson did not look very lean, well he looked fat. But he may have some real life experience in how to get strong.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Originally posted by harryhoudini66
    In my case, I am not generalizing; I am speaking from what I see at my gym. One guy is 300 pounds if not heavier that is a personal trainer and opens new accounts. The first thing these guys critic when you open an account are you eating habits and exercise plans. Now how can this guy look you in the face and tell you that you eat junk when he is 30%-35% body fat. He tells you that you need to use personal trainer sessions to reach your goals.

    In the business of personal training, your personal physic is your business card and resume.

    So many people do things they are not trained for or are passionate about. They just fall in to it. My sister in law for example sells those crappy weight loss supplements that are so famous among woman. The all-natural kind and she is supposed to convince you to take them to loose weight and says how good they are. However, she herself is a 200 pound 5í4 woman. Would you buy her stuff from her? Well personal trainers are selling their knowledge. If the package does not look good enough, why would you believe them?
    I understand where you are coming from and I agree for the most part, but what about the trainers who use AAS, etc.? I am just trying to point out that just because you are large and have a low bf% does not necessarily correlate to having extensive training and diet knowledge.

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    the PT at our gym made a routine for my mates consisting of 160 sets a week.
    For every $1 you donate to the "buy Lude more weight plates foundation", you will help add 1kg to my 1RM.



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    When i used to workout at the gym i used to see a little skinny old lady training some big ass dude.
    i was shocked. I wonder how that worked out?
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    My rule of thumbs is never take advice from someone smaller or fatter than me, unless they got the credentials to back it up... One guy that I train with is small, but he used to compete and decided to get out of it because he wasn't into the drugs, he knows what hes doing, and I'll take advice from him.... However, the skinny PT's (read, students that took a weekend course) at my gym that make old fat people do the most ridiculous excercises definitely do not get the time of day from me...
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    rookiebldr says:
    As for the weight gain, that too shouldn't be a problem, just tell them your leaning out. Then flex your bi and tell them to ****ing get lost.
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    yeah or throw something at them
    rookiebldr says:
    like a couple of 45's

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    How much personal training can some of these guys provide when you see them putting all the new members through the exact same excises? I can always tell when they have a new client because I see them using that ball thing for their routines or going up and won the stairs with a pair of weights.

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