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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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Thread: New Year Goals

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    Proud Father Maki Riddington's Avatar
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    New Year Goals

    What are they? Some people don't buy into turning over a new leaf every January, I don't really either. Instead I use this time as a one of the three times in the year to look over my goals and reevaluate them.
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    "Soli Deo Gloria"
    "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!"
    Romans 7:14-25

    "Judo is not about strength. Yet in the learning curve, all Judokas get strong. Only with time do you learn where to apply that strength."
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    To really make sure I compete in 06. Which will take some attitude/perception readjustment. Everything else I have pretty well in order now.
    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."


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    Leaning up! It's time for it.

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    same goals as always. to get up to about 175 and be repping 225 handily. Then cut down to 160-65 @7-8%.

    Also, to continue my good work in school

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    To gain 20-30lbs LBM. To Bench 500. To Squat 600. To Deadlift 650-700. And do a "test" precontest diet to try to get my bf as low as possible by a certain date (towards year end). The outcome of the diet will result in my decision to do a contest in the future or not.
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    Gain weight, run faster, hit harder...

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    Gain weight, skate faster, embarrass people with my sexy moves on the ice.
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    I got a masculine face - Tom Waits.

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    hmmmmm. To break 300 on the Bench, move out of D.C., retire at 22. oh wait, no no I'm perfect..no need to improve...
    HT: 6'3 / WT: 265lbs 16%BF

    "Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness."

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    to be 200lbs with at least 10% BF.

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    To not injure myself in the gym for once.
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    To get a job/place to live so I can go to the gym and take up bodybuilding.

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    Mine would be to pay off all my credit cards. We way over did it in 2004 so 2005 is time to pay down the headache.

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    To break 325 on bench 380 on deadlift and improve my to weak and embarrasing to say squat. Come End of January my cut will start and my goal is to drop to between 9-12% bf for summer.

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    to make my way out of the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    to make my way out of the military.
    awwww nice ryu! i guess mine would be to make my way to paradise LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i guess mine would be to make my way to paradise
    that sounds nice!!! can I come?!

    ps, I'm not into the minutia- laying out plans/goals/resolutions (new years/bodybuilding/financial/etc) I know where I wanna be long term, and I just do what it takes.
    Last edited by geoffgarcia; 12-13-2004 at 12:50 PM.

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    so what are your bodybuilding goals...?

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    to be 170 and 10% by this time next year.

    I'm 177 and 17% (estimated) as of this writing. Will bulk until about 200 or thereabouts and then cut. We'll see though.

    Short term goal: to get to 100 on bench (unassisted, one full set), 135 on squat (unassisted, one full set) and 95 on deads respectively (one full set).

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    Cut, bulk, get CCNA. 'Nuff said.
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    To get to 220lbs (I only have about 10lbs to go)...

    I definitely made this goal and then some (currently closer to 230lbs).
    Last edited by Manveet; 01-01-2006 at 10:50 AM.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    To avoid the gym at all costs so I don't have to deal with all the god damn new years resolution people there.

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    -get huge (bulk like a fat man eating his donuts)
    -get my drivers (I'm 24 and can't ****ing drive, the humilation! )
    -get my motorcycle and be a wannabe stunter (well the stunting is a stretch but would like to be able to ride)
    -start taking HGH, and different kind of steriods (jk, would prefer to get massive the natural way)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    To avoid the gym at all costs so I don't have to deal with all the god damn new years resolution people there.
    yeah january is a good rest month while the newbs join and quit all in the same 30 days.
    A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. - Edward Abbey

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    my resolution for 2005 is to work on the resolution I made in 2004 which was to work on the resolution I made in 2003 which was to work on the one I made in 2002 which I dont remember now.

    So I guess its all cool.

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    Reduce personal debt to a more comfortable level.
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