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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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    Ok shut up. WTF do I know about cycling!

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    You should have said you were thinking of Olympic cycling

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    Lance Armstrong is actually one of the, if not the most tested athlete in history.
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    I think another thing that gives Lance the edge now is far superior technology.

    If you've been watching the Lance Chronicles, aka OLN, aka Lance Chronicles, you'll see what I mean. Maybe Ulrich/T-Mobile and one or two other teams at best have excellent tech, but no one is even close to the total package that Lance gets.

    Lightest bikes, ever. (OCLV 55!!!) Lightest wheels, ever. So light in fact, that they're often disallowed until they add ballast. Most aero testing by far. Custom everything for every team member for every stage in a way that hasn't ever been seen. Nike + Trek + USPS + Subaru + etc. etc. are burning a ton of money on this.

    If you gave Ulrich the same tech and management, I think he would have won more Tours. He might be too big though. He can't complain too much about life though...



    I used to be a cycling geek. It's crazy what's happened in the past 5 years alone.

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    Wow. I just saw the breakaway finish for today's stage. That was awesome.

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    YEa awesome finish. Lots of crashes this time around. I think they might call this one the Year of the Crashes. I was rooting for that spaniard. I really thought he was gonna make it but once it got down to a 10 sec gap I knew he was doomed. Poor guy was trying hard but the peloton was busting ass to catch up.

    Nasty crash at the end. Pretty much got all the big names.
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    Kinda nice seeing all those American flags in the country of cowards .
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    LOL! Was waiting for someone to say something about the french.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    I think another thing that gives Lance the edge now is far superior technology.

    If you've been watching the Lance Chronicles, aka OLN, aka Lance Chronicles, you'll see what I mean. Maybe Ulrich/T-Mobile and one or two other teams at best have excellent tech, but no one is even close to the total package that Lance gets.

    Lightest bikes, ever. (OCLV 55!!!) Lightest wheels, ever. So light in fact, that they're often disallowed until they add ballast. Most aero testing by far. Custom everything for every team member for every stage in a way that hasn't ever been seen. Nike + Trek + USPS + Subaru + etc. etc. are burning a ton of money on this.

    If you gave Ulrich the same tech and management, I think he would have won more Tours. He might be too big though. He can't complain too much about life though...



    I used to be a cycling geek. It's crazy what's happened in the past 5 years alone.

    Sounds like Michael Shumacher.

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    Schumacher may have the best car, but he'd still win if they were all driving identical go-karts.

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    ill be ighty impresed if lance wins this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidano
    Schumacher may have the best car, but he'd still win if they were all driving identical go-karts.

    I think Lance would as well.

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    Wooo hooo! Lance (and his team) smoked everyone in the mountains today! Great stage today!
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    Lance is such a h4x0r.
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    haha... hax0r =\ go lance!

    oh and team usps
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    I just read a little article on MSNBC about Armstrong's anatomy. It's really interesting how genetically gifted he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max-Mex
    Wooo hooo! Lance (and his team) smoked everyone in the mountains today! Great stage today!
    Except the guy that beat him to the line

    It seemed like Lance spent all his effort creating a huge gap between him and Ulrich etc back down the field, and didn't quite have enough in him to beat Basso at the end.

    Really exciting stuff though!

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    Yea well, he didn't need the win, just the gaps. Felt bad for Tyler Hamilton today. He had a rough day. The fench guy who is the current yellow jersey leader had it really rough. Was kinda rooting for him. His face was pure agony when he crossed the line. Ulrich was sucking ass today. He got dropped hard. Same goes for Roberto Heras (former Postal teammate). Tomorrow should be good again. Big climbs, and lots of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBone4Eva
    Musculature
    Armstrong produces less lactic acid, which builds up in muscles when they start to work beyond their aerobic capacity, and metabolizes it better. This uncanny ability allows Armstrong to ride strong and long, while other cyclists taper off.
    Yea this is the thing that fascinates me the most about him. Wish I had that ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max-Mex
    Yea well, he didn't need the win, just the gaps. Felt bad for Tyler Hamilton today. He had a rough day. The fench guy who is the current yellow jersey leader had it really rough. Was kinda rooting for him. His face was pure agony when he crossed the line. Ulrich was sucking ass today. He got dropped hard. Same goes for Roberto Heras (former Postal teammate). Tomorrow should be good again. Big climbs, and lots of them.
    Yeah, it seems Ulrich and others get too used to the flats and can't adjust to the hills as quickly as others.

    I heard the commentator say the winner of the stage gets a 20 seconds bonus, so I just assumed Lance hadn't the legs in him for a final sprint.
    Last edited by aidano; 07-16-2004 at 02:33 PM.

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    Another great day for the Postal team. All the big names are dropping (litterally) like flies now. Hamilton is out (he really needs to stop crashing). Heras I think is out for the most part (fell on a descent). Mayo is like 30 mins behind. Ulrich is the only one left over. It's between Lance and Basso now. This time Lance won the stage.

    The French guy is still hanging on. Tough little mf'er. He should have it for one more day.
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    Yeah, looks like Lance and Basso are the main contenders. The other guy from T-Mobile is there too, but I wouldn't rule out Ulrich yet.

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    Well I don't think Ulrich is gonna nail it on the mountain TT. Stage 15 is another tough stage but not as bad as today. He might hang on. After stage 16, the TT stage, is another mountain which is almost as hard as today. I think that's when the s h it's gonna hit the fan.
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