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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Know it alls

    Guy: You're lifting your heels, buddy.

    Budiak: Oh really? Thanks, I'll watch it on the next set.

    Guy: Yeah, if you lift your heels, you lose your power.

    Budiak: Yes, I know, I'll watch my form on the next set. Thank you.

    Guy: If you dont get all the power from the heels, you cant put enough into the movement.

    Budiak: Yes sir, I know all about that. I know about form, I was just concentrating on not passing out

    At this point Budiak laughs at his amusing statement, but the doof doesn't understand his humor.

    Guy: I'm just trying to help.

    Budiak: Yes, and you did. I'll watch myself.

    Guy: How heavy do you usually go?

    Budiak: Well, since I'm pissed off now, I'm going straight up to 200 today.

    The man once again fails to see Budiak's dry, coyly-insulting brand of humor.

    Guy: Because you are lifting your heels.

    Budiak:Clear off the ground.

    Guy: Right off the floor.

    Budiak stares silently at the man, who is sweating profusely despite his low level of activity.

    Budiak: Thanks.

    Guy: You get more power from the heels if you keep the weight back......

    It went on like this for about a half an hour. Its the last time I'm ever going to let somebody even watch me do a set of anything. Sure my form suffered, but I had just kicked up 15 lbs on my squat and faltered the last two reps of a ten-rep set.
    Instead of agreeing, I should have turned to him and replied "Hey assface, dont give people squat advice when you dont even go all the way down. My ass is hitting my heels with 200 lbs on my shoulders. You may be able to do two plates, but you barely leave the starting position, you sod."

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    that would be daft sod
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    Re: Know it alls

    Originally posted by Budiak
    Cack: You're lifting your heels, buddy.

    Budiak: Oh really? Thanks, I'll watch it on the next set.

    Cack: Yeah, if you lift your heels, you lose your power.

    Budiak: Yes, I know, I'll watch my form on the next set. Thank you.

    Cack: If you dont get all the power from the heels, you cant put enough into the movement.

    Budiak: Yes child, I know all about that. I know about form, I was just concentrating on not passing out

    At this point Budiak laughs at his amusing statement, but the doof doesn't understand his humor.

    Cack: I'm just trying to help.

    Budiak: Yes, and you did. I'll watch myself.

    Cack: How heavy do you usually go?

    Budiak: Well, since I'm pissed off now, I'm going straight up to 200 today.

    The man once again fails to see Budiak's dry, coyly-insulting brand of humor.

    Guy: Because you are lifting your heels.

    Budiak:Clear off the ground.

    Cack: Right off the floor.

    Budiak stares silently at the boy, who is sweating profusely despite his low level of activity.

    Budiak: Thanks.

    Cack: You get more power from the heels if you keep the weight back......

    It went on like this for about a half an hour. Its the last time I'm ever going to let somebody even watch me do a set of anything. Sure my form suffered, but I had just kicked up 15 lbs on my squat and faltered the last two reps of a ten-rep set.
    Instead of agreeing, I should have turned to him and replied "Hey assface, dont give people squat advice when you dont even go all the way down. My ass is hitting my heels with 200 lbs on my shoulders. You may be able to do two plates, but you barely leave the starting position, you sod."

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    here was my experience last week

    doc doing 20 rep squats ass to floor warming up w/ 95 lbs

    guy: you know you shouldn't go past parallel

    doc: thanks but I'm cool

    guy: you can screw up your knees by doing that

    doc: well thats debated but i'm cool

    guy: well a doctor told me that was the case

    doc: did he squat?

    guy: *perplexed look* do you know something i dont?

    doc: yea, i have knee problems and this movement is quite comfortable for me. *doc proceeds to explain that going to less than parallel can actually be worse for the joint as cartilage is absorbing a tremedous amount of force*

    guy: well, i was just trying to help

    doc: thanks but i'm cool

    guy:*proceeds to do a set of squats in rack next to me by loading up 245 and going down about 1/3 of the way to parallel*

    doc: almost vomits after 20 rep set at 145
    *mumbles under breath* your a f u cking idiot fool

    guy: *does another set of 1/3 squats*

    some people are just best left ignored

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    I hate those 1/3 Squatters.
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    LOL there is a guy that watches me all the time. I was doing 20 rep squats and he was watching me do those the other week. Oh man, I have never hard anyon say stuff like that to me except this old man when I first joined (I had already been lifting for 1 year and knew what i was doing)

    Old Dumbass: Well the manager isn't here, you can do what you want though until he gets here....

    Garza: Okay yeay, i;ll probably just start on my deadlifts, does he have any bumper plates?

    Old Dumbass: Well, I don't think so. But you betta do those on the smith machine, its alot safer.

    Garza: Uhh i'll be okay, I don't think its possible to do them on the smith machine.

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    It feels good to know that I'm not the only one who is bothered by this crap.

    Of course, sometimes intervention is cool, like those "guardian angels" who are huge, but do nothing except look for somebody to spot.

    One slight falter, even though you may be able to power the weight up, and the guy is right on your ass telling you "three more, man THREE MORE LETS F'N DO IT MAN!"

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    is vomiting after a set with 145lbs something to be proud of?

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    Epilogoue stupid fellow is watching me doing calve raises, me doing my final heavy set of calve raises

    Stupid fellow watches me doing my one final set

    Stupid fellow : you know you where n't going all the way up !

    Me : Yeah, It was my final set...

    Stupid fellow : But YOu don't hit your calves properly if you don't go all the way up

    Me : Actually its both way up and down

    Stupid fellow continues to insists for about 3 minutes before proceeding to calve raise machine

    Stupid fellow gets into the calve raise machine and literally starts squatting and jumping from the calve raise machine


    Me thinks that stupid fellow is a dumbasssssss................

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    Hey Budiak, when you squat you shouldn't let you heels come off the ground. You will lose power.
    ...it's more friendly for trainers to say, "yeah, we can help you tone up!" rather than saying, "yeah, we can help you get rid of that fat ass!"

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    Very amusing.

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    Heres my experience last time i worked out

    gym employee: sir could you please put on some shorts we dont allow people in here without underwear on!

    Bammer: well i was just going to do some senip raises and also wanted to be able to watch my ass when idid squates to see if the asshole really pops out of the ass like it feels

    gym employee: Sir i think i would know about azz holes popping and id say no

    Bammer: if its all the same id like to stay naked

    gym employee:sir im going ot have you arrested if you dont leave immediatly


    I am not really hurt i jsut got kicked out of the gym and have a city wide ban
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    After 20+ years lifting and at least 10 different gyms, guys, it's the same anywhere ya go!

    Very funny!

    I never take advice from people who are not in better shape than I am.

    Garza--> Wy can't you do deads on a smith machine?

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    Try it and see. You will kill your back.

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    ever notice how certain people(obese mostly) use the smith for everything? Garza, you know what i am talking about since you watch these obese people very closely from what i am told, to just see how they do things differently. is that true?
    This is our current government keeping the peace.


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    Well yeah somewhat. There is this guy with this big fat gut at my gym and he is real old.....he gives you a dirty look everytime you do any type of exercise. But all he ever uses is the lat pulldowns.

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    so being obese and even old and being in the gym is bad? maybe you should talk to the due or are you prejudicce? just curious as i read your post on another board concerning your enjoyment of picking on the obese people.
    This is our current government keeping the peace.


    vote Edwards for president

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    Damn get a life dude. I mentioned many times that the post was in good taste. Meant to hurt no one. I am just having fun. Am I all you have to worry about? Grow up.

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    i am grown up i'm waiting for the rest of the world to do the same. you say you meant no harm that you were just having fun. one day you will be just having fun and some obese kid is gonna pop a cap in yo a$$ and then his. that won't be too much fun will it? i'm not trying to down you but get you to realize that what you posted is and always will be sick. but in this society today it's fine to pick at fat people but hell no it's not nice to say something about gays, lesbians, skinny people, or anyone else.

    my appologies to hulk and others for my ranting. i'm just sick of the traditional american way of making obese people the mutans or rejects of this world. those who try to better themselves physically and any other way should be recognized.
    This is our current government keeping the peace.


    vote Edwards for president

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    I agree with Hercules. I mean... I go out of my way to make sure I'm an asshole to everyone at my gym.
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    Do a search on elite and here. Do you really think I am the type of guy who insults people for no reason? When I was little I was fat and some will argue that I was fat a few months ago. I make fun of absolutely no one, unless its just to crack a few jokes with friends, and that is harmless.

    If you seriously had enough time to search elite under my name and review each and every post to find out that I have a sense of humor.....you need to work more hours at your job or something.

    I watch shows like Tonite show and Late nite with conan o'brein, I guess from watching those shows I have developed a sick sense of humor and I have to make fun of people to have a laugh. Regardless, I am a good guy, I don't start trouble, people on elite fitness just picked on me because I was young, just like they did all of the other young guys...becuase they have low self esteems evidently.

    People crack jokes all the time on both sites but it seems like i am the only one who takes any blame. I dish out less than I take, get off my back Hercules. What if I typed the word "******" would you write up a 5000 word post claiming that I was a racist? What if i typed the word "gook" would you lose sleep on that particular nite becuase you think that I hate vietnamese people?

    Chill out...smoke some weed or something.

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    Originally posted by Garza
    Well yeah somewhat. There is this guy with this big fat gut at my gym and he is real old.....he gives you a dirty look everytime you do any type of exercise. But all he ever uses is the lat pulldowns.
    I guess this post is what ticked you off. Do you really think I was being serious? Sarcasm is an excellent way of making people laugh...but you took it the wrong way.

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    i wish i could work more hours, business is off these days due to the summer ending.

    you say you were the fat kid growing up, same here. i was picked on as a kid but guess what? people shut up when they realized i was bigger than they were in middle school and high school. plus people realized i was a pretty cool cat. i had only a few enemies just because i stood up to their bullying ways for myself and others. i never backed down from them. if you typed the word ni**er in a derogatory manner i'd loose respect for you as if you did the same with gook, raghead, camel jockey or whatever. if you can't tell i hate racism, prejudice and sexism. i'll get off your back and let you do as you see fit. but to laugh at someone else's expense(picking on them, making fun of them or whatever) is just plain ill. i don't like it and the more you or anyone else does it the less repsect i have for you. i don't dislike you i just dislike your making fun of people. i too watch leno and conan too but i don't take after them. well, i've said my peace. no weed for me though, i'm the anti drug, lest it be my prescription med i got for my back, lol.
    This is our current government keeping the peace.


    vote Edwards for president

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