The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    I want to add some swimming into my routine...

    ...so, when would be the best times to go swimming- on lifting days? on cardio days? on off days maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Cardio

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    Alright. Just curious, do you do any swimming Andy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Something to note about swimming is that it will define your back nicely but it is also known to legnthen out your muscles which is something most bb's don't want.

    -Tim

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    if always heard swimming is the best cardio, atleast i know it kicks my ass, im lucky to do a few laps before i collapse and nearly drown :/

    id rather play basketball personally though, atleast that has what ive been doing for my cardio lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJH
    Something to note about swimming is that it will define your back nicely but it is also known to legnthen out your muscles which is something most bb's don't want.

    -Tim
    So, it's to known to actually lengthen your limbs?...or just the muscles? If the limb stays the same length, I don't see how the muscles could lengthen very much longer before running out of room. If swimming really does lengthen muscles, would that give one a greater arm reach (would be useful in boxing)?

    But, I don't want my bicep peak to get smaller. Eek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    the scary part is I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not lol

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    lol dude if you wanna be huge don't swim...and do minimal carido even when on the cutting stage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
    If swimming really does lengthen muscles, would that give one a greater arm reach (would be useful in boxing)?
    Haha. It's not going to make your limbs longer. That would be both hilarious and amazing. I'm pretty sure most boxers do little to no swimming. Short of dislocating your shoulder, I don't know of any ways to length your limbs....

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    The Reason Boxers Dont Swim Is They Probably Dont Know How

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutz981
    lol dude if you wanna be huge don't swim...and do minimal carido even when on the cutting stage...
    Eh? Why would I do minimal cardio? I can always just eat more for the calories lost. And it's not like anyone who does cardio can't be big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    on a thread-jacking-related-subject

    I'd imagine swimming would be pretty good for a boxer. In the summers when I pretend I know how to fight on my punching bag I was surpised that the muscles that got the most sore were not my chest or my arms but my lats and most of us regard swimming as generally being a lat exersize as well.

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    I think swimmings a good way to streetch out after a weights session.

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    swimming kicks my ass too much, so i dont do it anymore
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    I do it because it's probably the most low-impact form of cardio there is. I enjoy running more but I only swim now because I don't want to get any back or knee problems.

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