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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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    Saw a man get hit by a Metro bus last night...

    He's walking across the street and the bus comes zooming down the road and turns left right into him. You could hear the grunt that was forced out on impact, he flew backwards a good distance, then when his head hit the concrete it was like the sound billiard balls make when you break them. He didn't get up. Someone had to tell the bus driver to call for help. After a few minutes he made an attempt to stand and then basically just slumped back down again. By then his head and arms were becoming covered in blood.

    Jeez - just thinking about the sound of his head hitting the road makes me feel like I'm gonna get a nosebleed. My stomach has been flipping since I saw it happen.

    Be careful walking around downtown areas. Especially in Houston, I guess. This is the second time this year I've seen someone get run over.
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    Life is hard, but the front of the train is yet harder.

    Ive heard most train drivers have this happen several times in their career

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    nice...
    should start a tread on "tragic events we've witnessed"

    I was on hand for a freak fishing incident on a party boat in the Atlantic when a guy fell overboard while night fishing. As fate would have it the guy was deaf, VERY overweight, and couldn't swim. And there was no happy ending...

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    My father-in-law used to be a Metro bus driver. He got fired for a near miss. I don't think you get a chance to have this happen more than once in the US.

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    a bus is different from a train. Im talking about people by the rail who jump on the rail intentionally late enough so there is no chance to break

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    Originally posted by geoffgarcia
    And there was no happy ending...
    Damn, did they recover the body right there?

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    Originally posted by Reinier
    a bus is different from a train. Im talking about people by the rail who jump on the rail intentionally late enough so there is no chance to break
    LOL! Jumping in front of a train? People actually do that? I mean, sure, you get the occasional lunatic, but several times a career per driver... Thats nuts.

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    that was supposing they have 30-40 year careers.

    People dont do that in the USA? Must be because you guys have lots of guns to kill yourselves with. a speeding long distance train is a pretty sure way to a quick painful death. I was once in a train that hit a person, they had a slightly lengthened stop at the next station to clean the nose. I didn`t see any of the gore, was in a wagon to the back. The driver is sitting right behind the thick glass of the nose. I wonder what the experience is like for them
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    OMG wow did he survive the accident???? thats pretty crazy to witness that

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    I suppose somewhere on the East coast there's probably a train somewhere that someone could jump in front of...

    Closest thing we have in Texas are freight trains travelling at maybe 10 or 20 mph, at least in the city.

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    Originally posted by Reinier
    Must be because you guys have lots of guns to kill yourselves with.
    Whoah! I'm sensing some hostility there... These are the kind of thoughts that will put you on the path to your local train station one day...

    Champ- He was moving when I left, before the paramedics arrived. I bet his IQ was cut in half with that head crack.

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    Originally posted by Teufelhund


    Damn, did they recover the body right there?
    He didnt say he was dead

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    Hi Exnor, I am assuming that "no happy ending" means the guy died.

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    just so you know, he probably died instantly, that grunt was probably just the force of the train forcing air of his lungs

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    Heh - I think we are getting confused with the topics here.

    The grunt came from the guy who got hit by the bus. He's still alive, presumably.
    The dead (or not dead?) fat deaf guy would have drowned.
    The high speed train I think came from Reinier's story. From the story I guess that guy definitely died.

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    I know the sound of a head hitting pavement. It's nasty. Sounds like a watermelon being dropped off a 10 story building. I saw a kid riding on the trunk of a car and jumped off thinking he'd land on his feet and be fine. As soon as his feet hit they went up in the air and he slammed his head on the concrete. It was so nasty. He layed there and then started throwing up on himself. He spent some time in the hospital but fully recovered. You're right Teufelhund, it makes you sick to your stomach for a bit and it's hard to forget the sound.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Hey Tim, thanks. Its is good to hear that someone else has experienced this, too. I was actually hesitant (a little scared?) to cross in front of a parked bus this morning to get to work.

    I think I've been traumatized. I wonder if that qualifies for work-related disability...

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    Originally posted by Reinier
    that was supposing they have 30-40 year careers.

    People dont do that in the USA? Must be because you guys have lots of guns to kill yourselves with. a speeding long distance train is a pretty sure way to a quick painful death. I was once in a train that hit a person, they had a slightly lengthened stop at the next station to clean the nose. I didn`t see any of the gore, was in a wagon to the back. The driver is sitting right behind the thick glass of the nose. I wonder what the experience is like for them
    If I was a betting man, I'd say one would be better off using a gun than a train.

    Anyone ever seen that ban from tv thing, where a lady gets hit by a train? I couldn't even imagine witnessing something like that.
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    Originally posted by Teufelhund
    I think I've been traumatized. I wonder if that qualifies for work-related disability...
    You could tell them you're having daymares (like a nightmare) about it at work and asked to be sent home
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Yea you need to get some kind of compensation or something

    According to most medical people ive heard, trauma is the most underestimated medical risk. Everybodys scared of cancer and aids and murder but crashes and falls etc are very underestimated

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    Originally posted by HahnB


    If I was a betting man, I'd say one would be better off using a gun than a train.

    Anyone ever seen that ban from tv thing, where a lady gets hit by a train? I couldn't even imagine witnessing something like that.
    thats debatable... Ive heard of dumb people shooting themselves through both eye sockets and surviving...

    Youd have to pretty damn dumb to fail to kill yourself using a train travelling at high speed, same with guns really. I havent heard of people failing train suicide lol. then again its smaller scaled.

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    Reinier - I like yer thinking... Don't need time off. I need money! cash reparations!


    ...and maybe a therapist.

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    A young therapist. female. they understand so much better.

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    WooooHoooo!

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    Originally posted by Exnor

    He didnt say he was dead
    yah he died.
    They pulled his body outta the drink about 30 minutes after he went overboard. Was on a party boat outta NJ that had about 45 people on it, couldn't find any life jackets or anything to throw the guy and he pretty much got swept right out on the strong current.

    Lost him in the pitch black night even with the boats spotlights and 3-4 other massive party boats that came to help look.

    All of a sudden he just appeared between all the boats belly up head all the way back and completely under the water.

    They had a bitch of a time getting him onto the boat as the boat sits so high outta the water (bout 5ft to the railings from the water)

    They gave him CPR for about 2 hours on the ride home and then the coast guard airlifted him off the boat in a helicopter.
    Few days later I read about it in the paper and they said it was amazing that the guy, who according to the paper was only in the water for 5 minutes and was airlifted off within 20 minutes, had died...

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