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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?

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    I need tanning help

    Well I am having trouble developing an even tan and after a few days when the tan starts to fade it goes away in blotches.

    Here is what I do...

    I have a shower and wash myself well. I then apply L'oreal tanning lotion and get it on as evenly as possible. I then put on moisturiser and go out in the sun for around a half an hour to an hour.

    Any tips? What am I doing wrong?

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    do you exfoliate it does help
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    i hate to be a party-pooper, but tanning is really bad for your skin..never mind the chance of skin cancer, but years, or even a short time of tanning can cause damage to your skin that can never be fixed..premature wrinkles on the face are a constant among dedicated tanners..it does look good, but being pasty isn't bad either..did you ever notice that the people you see who are middle-age and have a great tan are super-wrinkled?...there's a reason, and it's not worth it..why go to so much troubl to stay fit, and look young, and all the while speed up the aging process on your face? those spray-on tans look good enough..but maybe i'm missing the competitive aspect of a tan..i do see that all the bodybuilding guys and gals do it that are in competition, so maybe it's something they understand and they think it is worth it..isn't tanning just your skin turning brown because it's burned?..i just don't see how it's worth it to look old beyond your years..here's an example..actress Andie McDowell has amazing skin..she's in her late 40's, but looks 35..she's had no cosmetic surgery that i'm aware of..you'll also never see her with a tan..lifetime cigarette smokers get the same wrinkly results too.look around..this is all just my two cents..i'm pasty white, and i'll stay that way, although i don't put on sunscreen if i'm out mowing grass or whatever, but i don't and won't tan..

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    you just told us how damaging the sun is, but when outdoors in the sun you wont put on sunscreen?? hrmmm

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    It's nasty when you can tell old people have done a lot of tanning. Their skin starts to look like a convenience store hot dog that's been on the grill too long.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
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    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium_Jim
    It's nasty when you can tell old people have done a lot of tanning. Their skin starts to look like a convenience store hot dog that's been on the grill too long.
    TJ lol! that was funny hahahaha!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    that was funny jim...ryuage, i said i don't purposefully go out and let the sun burn me for cosmetic reasons..if i'm at the beach, 45spf or better..the sun is way more harsh near water..if i'm mowing the grass with a t-shirt on, i'm not as worried about it..but that's only once a week or so, and only in the summer months..there's a big difference in laying out in the sun and baking like one of jim's hotdogs under the lights, and being out in the yard moving around for 45minutes once a week, or playing basketball on a hot day
    ..the only point i was making is that i don't think it's worth it personally..too many things creep up and get you healthwise that you can't help..this one you can, for the most part..there's just no reason to temp fate
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    tanning is over rated, makes people think their a nationality that their not.

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    My schools Bio dept recently put on a presentation on tanning. According to them, skin can actually benefit from 1 hour of natural tanning a day, provided it is with sunscreen. But natural tanning longer than that or without sunscreen is harmful. Likewise, tanning beds are always harmful, regardless of time or sunscreen. Also, apparently the spray-on tanning salons are harmful as well, as a chemical in the spray is harmful to the lungs if inhaled.

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    Yes! I got hot dogs. I know what nationality I am. I'd like to visit the motherland someday. I've never been to Caucasia. Can anyone point it out on a map?
    Yes, the Sun is good for some vitamin D on your skin. But if you're out in the Sun long enough that your hair starts to lighten, you might be a redneck hot dog. J/k I just don't chance it because I have a big nose that I inherited from my dad (we're German some) and he got skin cancer on his. Hearing him talking about getting a tumor cut off his nose kept me pasty as possible for years and years. It's cool cuz my gf is into vampires and goth stuff.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
    "Ever heard the term "screwing like rabbits? There's a reason it came about, and it has nothing to do with putting up drywall." - mrelwooddowd
    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

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    jim, you crack me up ....gonnabebig, your school may be correct, i guess they are since they are a school and all that...on second thought..no way..go find someone who has been tanning one hour a day for 25 years..their neck will be sagging to the ground, their eyes will have way overpronouncd wrinkles, and the quality of the skin will look and kinda feel like shoe leather...if your skin turns goldn, it BURNED, much the same way the edge of your pizza crust looks when it's COOKED correctly...any weird benefit of the sun from tanning is far outwieghed by looking like a sharpei (see wrinkly-a$$ dogs) throughout your golden years when people are desperate to look as young as possible....

    jim, my favorite people are the lifetime tanners, who also are lifetime smokers, who also had bad teeth that had to be pulled, and the dentures don't fit well, so the extra skin hangs even more there due to the tanning and smoking, on top of the lack of natural jaw structure..all the while these people (always women that i see) are working hard to maintain their bodies, and dress like a younger generation..i usually see a couple of them when i'm on my way into my office, and they are headed out for a 10:30am SMOKE BREAK

    was that john's hopkins university?..or high school..JHU probably has some valid stuff there, i'm no expert..but you can't deny simple fact of what the long-term effects are..heck, look at the back of a farmer's neck..DEEP wrinkles, and brown leather

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    Well I only exfoliate my face and neck so I guess that could be it.

    Hmmm... Well after that maybe I'll look into a faketan or sum' cus i dont want shoe leather skin or over grilled hot dog skin
    "pain is weakness leaving the body"

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    BTW Rock, I shared this thread with my gf and she said the moisturizer going on after the tanning oil will cause streaks in your tan.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
    "Ever heard the term "screwing like rabbits? There's a reason it came about, and it has nothing to do with putting up drywall." - mrelwooddowd
    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

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    is tanning maybe 6 times annually at a salon, and never wearing sunscreen in the summer going to wreck my skin? i have really dark complexion, and never wear sunscreen. my father did the same, and has the same skin type, and he's in his 50's and doesn't have excessively wrinkled/rough skin.

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    jazer, i'm not an expert on tanning by any means..i just know what the people who tan for years end up looking like every time..i know that even black people tan to smooth out their complexion, which is fine..i didn't ell anyone not to tan..i don't see how 6 times a year could hurt, but again, i don't know crap about individual effect damage..i just know the wrinkly people with golden brown tans..

    the rock--tan if you want..like i said, i didn't tell you not to..just RESEARCH it if it worries you..just like plastic surgery makes you look better by social standards, it's not always a good idea..talk to a dermatologist..or go to webMD online and ask about it

    jim, i thought your girlfried was into vampires?..how's she know about tanning?

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    the bottom line is folks that i had friend who died of skin cancer 3 years ago plus last week another friend of mine got a tumor removed from her leg so just keep in mind you overabuse it it will catch up too you!
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

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    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
    jim, i thought your girlfried was into vampires?..how's she know about tanning?
    Heh. She's 26 and 3/8 spanish. She used to be real dark. It was 5 or 6 years of staying out of the sun before she became a vampire. But she knows a lot about skin care and all that.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
    "Ever heard the term "screwing like rabbits? There's a reason it came about, and it has nothing to do with putting up drywall." - mrelwooddowd
    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

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    you mean one of those real vampires that like to look like one, but don't actually drink blood? or just pasty white? if she's a "real" one you should sleep with a neckbrace in case she decides to go full-tilt..you'll be the nearest free sample

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    the bottom line is folks that i had friend who died of skin cancer 3 years ago plus last week another friend of mine got a tumor removed from her leg so just keep in mind you overabuse it it will catch up too you!
    sorry about your loss. how old were they? it was due entirely to tanning, or did they have cancer in their family? that sucks man, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazer80
    sorry about your loss. how old were they? it was due entirely to tanning, or did they have cancer in their family? that sucks man, sorry
    one girl was 28 ya she died from overabuse of sunbeds tanning in general all year round she was addicted everyday besides everyone warned her she couldn't give it up ya it's sad and my other friend she's a personal trainer and got her tumor removed yup from sunbeds again and outdoor tanning another addict! anyways it's scary! thanx
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    28?!?!?! OMG that is scary, she was really overdoing it huh? did she know there was a problem and kept doing it or was it too late when she found out? (if you don't mind sharing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazer80
    28?!?!?! OMG that is scary, she was really overdoing it huh? did she know there was a problem and kept doing it or was it too late when she found out? (if you don't mind sharing)
    she knew but kept on going! i just got a call from her brother one day telling me she was in hospital so go figure! i just remember seeing her and the first thing she said too me was " i overdid it i think" i honestly couldn't answer to her i was devastated thanx jazer
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

    gain 50lbs-Anthony

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    3/8 spanish? nice, wouldnt be easier to say, Hi, my gf is part spanish, i mean is like one leg half darker complextion, half the hair is black, the left breast is bigger, I mean hey now come on...heheh, bet she looks good though...

    I used to fake and bake, but the effort was too much and I like being pasty...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
    you mean one of those real vampires that like to look like one, but don't actually drink blood? or just pasty white?
    No, just pasty white. She's more normal for the most part, into metal and goth girls and shirley manson.
    *Edit: I apologize for hijacking this thread.
    Last edited by Titanium_Jim; 11-30-2004 at 12:21 AM.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
    "Ever heard the term "screwing like rabbits? There's a reason it came about, and it has nothing to do with putting up drywall." - mrelwooddowd
    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

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    hey jim..it got more interesting when we were talking about vampires anyways

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