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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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    A few questions about hernias

    How common is it amoung weight lifters to experience a hernia? Is the chance of getting one increased when doing upper body exercises or leg exercises such as squats and deadlifts? Anyway to prevent getting a hernea? Also...what are the signs of a hernia?...is it a sudden incredible pain or is it a gradual pain that increases as it gets worst?

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    you'll get a hernia if you are using improper form and haphazardly tossing weights, so to prevent one dont do what I just said. Trust me, youll know if you have a hernia or not.

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    I've had two hernia in my life time. Both were from when I was a little kid. Hernias are never the same. I had a strangulated (intestine in the scrotum) and and inguinal(intestine pops through the lower abdominal wall). Neither were painful until after surgery. I never even felt them pop. They were more of a gradual thing until one day I noticed I had a lump. I got them from straining and flexing really hard when I was angry. I would hold my breath, grunt, and flex everything. Not good. It builds extra pressure in your chest and abdominal cavities. That's why you should breath when lifting. My friend on the other hand busted a nut lifting a bed. And he knew it the moment he did it. He dropped to the floor in agony. It all depends. Hope you don't get one. Recovery is a pain in the ass. I have a 99% chance of NEVER getting one again. Lucky me.
    Last edited by thalakos84; 01-15-2005 at 10:11 AM.

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    I've had a small pain right under my left nut for the past week now. Its not really a sharp pain...but sorta like a pulling/pressure feeling. I usually don't feel it unless I move a certain way....usually when I bend over to pick something up or when I get up from a chair. Other than that I never feel it. At first I thought I may have pulled a muscle....but it has been a week now and the feeling is still there. Is there anyway I could determine if I have a hernia before having to result to a doctor? Thanks

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    Theres no way to be 100% sure on your own. I know for me, somethings wrong with my equipment, i get it checked out ASAP. Personally, I know I dont wanna be taking any chances with everything down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwaY
    I've had a small pain right under my left nut for the past week now. Its not really a sharp pain...but sorta like a pulling/pressure feeling. I usually don't feel it unless I move a certain way....usually when I bend over to pick something up or when I get up from a chair. Other than that I never feel it. At first I thought I may have pulled a muscle....but it has been a week now and the feeling is still there. Is there anyway I could determine if I have a hernia before having to result to a doctor? Thanks
    This happened to me once. Went to a Urologyst...thank god I didn't have to get my prostate checked, but he said sometimes the vas deferins (your tubes) can get irritated (this is for pain more around your pubic bone). For underneath, I was told that it's very easy to strain the tendons and ligaments under there. Did you do heavy leg work recently (perhaps squats)? I'd go to a doctor and have them check it out (you should get a one year, every year anyway).
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    Quote Originally Posted by thalakos84
    My friend on the other hand busted a nut lifting a bed. And he knew it the moment he did it. He dropped to the floor in agony
    BUSTED A NUT!?! I'm never going to pick up another weight again!
    Last edited by BigE54; 01-15-2005 at 09:06 PM.

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