The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Are the scales at the gym rigged?

    I want to know if there is anyone who works or worked at the gym knows if the scales at the gym are tampered with. My scale at home is usally says something different than the one at the gym. I would weigh myself right before i go to the gym....anybody know?

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    its very rare that two different sets of scales agree on the weight. All scales have a margin of error. Unless the scales in your gym are telling you you are 5lbs lighter than at home, I would expect there to be perhaps a 1 lb discrepancey between any scales, plus or minus.

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    It also depends on how old and well used your scales at home are?
    The scales at the gym will be calabrated on a regular basis, your ones at home will not have been since they were made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giddo
    It also depends on how old and well used your scales at home are?
    The scales at the gym will be calabrated on a regular basis, your ones at home will not have been since they were made.
    Very good point

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    Your weight also fluctuates during the day.

    If I step on a scale in the morning before I eat, I'm 222. If I step on a scale at 6:30pm in the gym, I might be 227.

    Don't worry about it.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    yeah i agree with paul, but also id put more faith in the gym scales than the one at home
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    Everyone knows the mirrors at the gym are rigged, not the scales. Its a vast fitness industry conspiracy. I'm sure the free weight section mirrors stretch your image sideways so you look wider, and the cardio section mirrors stretch your reflection up and down, so you look skinny.

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    haha...yeah i noticed that about the mirrors. I think i was thinking about the scales because I saw Dodgeball a week or so ago and they mention something about rigging the scales. Werent sure or not if they actually did it. Thanks for the replies

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