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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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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Why do you lift ?

    I was on another forum and wrote that I dont really enjoy lifting I just enjoy being big . I dont really lift to be healthy just to look good , I'm shallow .

    Do you guys lift to be healthy , do you enjoy it ? Do you mostly lift to be big ?
    Give me your broken , give me your beaten ... I will build them up , I will lead them ... to the threshhold . Make you stronger , make you believe .

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    Wannabe a Beast BigNic's Avatar
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    hmm good question. I enjoy lifting, i like being stronger and more powerful, but the main reason is i just wanna get huge.
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    At first I just wanted to be a normal size (I used to be very, very skinny and weak). Now I want to be gigantic.

    I stay with lifting because my body is something I'm with for the rest of my life, I'd prefer it to be a large, sexy one.

    Also, nothing can compare to the feeling after a solid set of deadlifts or squats
    Last edited by TOBART; 08-09-2004 at 08:11 PM.

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    I lift because I love progression, I like to see tangible gains from a self-inflicted program. I like to be the smartest person in the room, ergo, I try to read a lot, write a lot, study a lot. I want to be the strongest person in the room -- I lift. I enjoy seeing the progression of the consequence(s) of my action; it's sort of an objectivist view, I suppose.

    It's also a very good long term helth investment. We all know the stats about losing muscle mass as you grow older, the positive net gains for other health related reasons.

    I like the way girls change their voice when talking to me; I like the second look.

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    I love the thought that when life calls upon me to move explosively, forcefully and with brute strength I can do it, no questions asked.

    That's why I lift. Looking good naked means nothing to me. I'm married.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "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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    I lift for myself and no one else.

    I enjoy the way it makes ME feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonl
    I lift for myself and no one else.

    I enjoy the way it makes ME feel.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    That's why I lift. Looking good naked means nothing to me. I'm married.
    lol, that's awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    That's why I lift. Looking good naked means nothing to me. I'm married.

    That's a great line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    That's why I lift. Looking good naked means nothing to me. I'm married.
    I bet your wife disagrees 100%.
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    I lift for ME. No one else. Plus my temper is absolutely horrible when I get hit. I try to kill ppl lol other than that I'm nice . So I like the idea that I can back up ferocity with lots of brute power. Also, since most ppl fail to realize half the fight is rage and think it's all size, to their little minds, they don't want to test theirs against mine. This isn't a gentle world, so it's comforting to know I can hold my own. Plus lifting is such a rush, watching yourself improve because YOU worked your ass of and will do it again and again and again. Whew, that was kinda windy.
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    I'm with Jason as well.


    I also lift to be able to fight better, since I do martial arts. The strength is applicable to moving stuff around the house, possible self-defense, and sports. I DID lift to gain size, as I gained 37.5 lbs in 11 months in 2003 but that isn't my goal right now. I lift now to heal my old creaky joints and for strength.

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    i like being big and strong and being called swole
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    I am vain. Plus, its fun! Diet isnt fun though, so Im kinda slack on that
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    I lift, therefore I am...
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    I lift for football.
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    Because I love the look of a huge body!!!1

    Here's how I want to look when it's all said an done, maybe a little bigger..

    No not styvester..
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    Self Improvement is like masturbation. It feels so good you want to do it all the time.

    Nothing beats the feeling of beating a PR, or walking out of the gym after a kickass workout.
    "The only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion."
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    I lift because i like the pain

    I lift because i like the natural high or what i like to call "the zone" where you are in the middle of a lift and you can't hear anything around you, you are just intensly focused on what you are lifting or doing at that time.

    I lift because i like to look good naked

    I lift because i like to be strong and keep working to be stronger

    I lift because i like the compliments i get from other people

    I lift because i believe you can find what your made of and find out how much you can tolerate and find out if you can keep pushing even though it seems impossible to finsh

    I lift because i love that nausea you get when you squat

    I lift because i love being around other people who have goals to become better, stronger faster etc etc

    I lift for me, no one else but me, and i only try and achieve better than my last set progressing each and every time.

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