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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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    The Highlight Of 2004 Matt-itude's Avatar
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    WBB Stats Database

    I just had a really cool idea....

    we (by we i mean someone with skillz) should make a database where everyone can add there name and all there vital stats such as:

    hieght weight and bodyfat%
    max bench dead squat
    and measurements

    and we can all compare ourselves and see if we are improving relative to others... or see how much work we have to do

    any one got any comments or skillz to make this happen?

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    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt-itude
    I just had a really cool idea....

    we (by we i mean someone with skillz) should make a database where everyone can add there name and all there vital stats such as:

    hieght weight and bodyfat%
    max bench dead squat
    and measurements

    and we can all compare ourselves and see if we are improving relative to others... or see how much work we have to do?

    Except for the fact that this database would be totally worthless, as there would basically be no way of verifying anyone's information. Also most people include their stats in their sig or in their journal.

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    yup

    not only are many internet lifts complete fiction, but beyond that, comparing yourself to others isn't really worthwhile unless you're competing

    otherwise, for the vast majority of trainees, the only comparison that matters is:

    You yourself, before:after

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    well.... if people are gunna lie about this, then they are only kidding themselves (and i suppose everyone else) but really theres no satisfaction in doin that is there.

    its just an effort to go find peoples stats to see where you rank is all

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    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
    Max Deadlift: 150kg (330lb)
    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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    you'd think that

    but people would still lie about their lifts and their stats

    it's a fact of life on the Internet... learn to deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan
    you'd think that

    but people would still lie about their lifts and their stats

    it's a fact of life on the Internet... learn to deal with it.
    I'm actually a ninety-two year old lady. I just come here to brag about my lifts and look at all the cute member pictures.

    Oh, and I squat 10^4.76

    I could make the page to be honest with you. Rather simple to be honest with you, though of course a little more difficult to link it up with the membership at wbb.. and I'd need a server that supports/allows a mysql database and php.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nights
    and I'd need a server that supports/allows a mysql database and php.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JD77



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    Not all webservers allow you to put a database in the background, and not all of them allow you to use a language to connect to that database.

    That clear it up?
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    but i dunno... i always find i work best when im trying to be better than somebody else...

    i spose its that competitive edge i have, but if you have a goal of lifting more than someone else better than you.... or looking bigger... or getting less bf% then it could be usefull

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    Weight: 76kg @ 15% bf
    Arms: 37cm
    Chest: 105cm
    Waist: 76cm

    Max Benchpress: 105kg (230lb)
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    Max Squat: 4x100kg (220lb)


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    The only thing I care about is that I get better over time, and that you get better over time.

    I don't care if you get better than me, or I get better than you.

    I care about what I can learn from you about how you get better over time, and I care about how I can share how I get better over time.

    I do not care about keeping information from others so I may benefit, and they not.

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    There is a rough place where you can see all that info. Its called Online Journals.
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    Not to mention that most people who are concerned with that type of stuff put it in their profile.
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    ~This is something wussy people say to feel better about themselves...

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    Find some guys around your size or strength and if you want to get into a friendly competition fine. But simply comparing numbers tells you virtually nothing. Some guys will lift to their limit and focus on power, others are well below that and focusing on physique. Some are in between, some are experienced, others not, some are cutting, some are bulking. I could go on forever explaining why comparing numbers on such a mass scale is relatively worthless, that's why you meet people here, get to know them, and then share stuff like that.

    In the end, it's best to focus on your own numbers, not those of others.
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    What happens when only girls are your strength and size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo
    What happens when only girls are your strength and size?
    You should just stop completely, it's not worth it.
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    Or change your username to something androgenous or even feminine. But then you'd get hit on.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ElPietro
    Or change your username to something androgenous or even feminine. But then you'd get hit on.
    Ok then.

    Hulk: Change my user name to justinF. Oh ****, it's already taken.
    Last edited by galileo; 04-14-2004 at 09:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo
    Ok then.

    Hulk: Change my user name to justinF. Oh ****, it's already taken.

    Die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galileo
    Ok then.

    Hulk: Change my user name to justinF. Oh ****, it's already taken.
    and with that, the thread takes a vicious turn
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    gal, we can always delete the JustinF account and then I can hand it to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulk
    gal, we can always delete the JustinF account and then I can hand it to you?
    Excellent! Now I can hide behind a veil of androgeny and no one will be suspicious of my weakness!

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    Somehow we'd find out.

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