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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    Built's post should win an award.

    Fixation - you are 15. Your dad is just trying to do his best to protect you from hurting yourself, and most of the time, he's going to be right. If you really want to involve him in what you do, tell him WHY you train, and what your goals are. Tell him that strenght training is generally very good for people. Tell him that for people your age, this kind of activity can be correlated with lower incidence of alcohol and drug use. Tell him you operate within limits, and show him you are not being OCD about it. Tell him that the things you learn about discipline in your lifting applies to schoolwork.

    Don't fight with him about it. He's not saying you can't do this, he's just operating on some old myths, and of course, concern about your well being.
    Well said Paul. It's easy to forget that your folks usually have your best interest at heart. Educate them, be rational, and keep that in mind.

    You'd be surprised at how much misinformation is out there. My brother in law suggested I stop lifting or not try to build muscle because "when you get older it all turns into fat. I explained to him that it was physiologically impossible. Eitherway, I'm still amused.

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    You must admit that more of the reason we do heavy weights is ego, and not health. At some point you are putting more stress on your body then you normally would have. Lot of people don't reach the point where it matters though.
    Fix- your defintatly not at the point where you have to worry about this. Also being young helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stagg
    Built's post should win an award.

    Fixation - you are 15. Your dad is just trying to do his best to protect you from hurting yourself, and most of the time, he's going to be right. If you really want to involve him in what you do, tell him WHY you train, and what your goals are. Tell him that strenght training is generally very good for people. Tell him that for people your age, this kind of activity can be correlated with lower incidence of alcohol and drug use. Tell him you operate within limits, and show him you are not being OCD about it. Tell him that the things you learn about discipline in your lifting applies to schoolwork.

    Don't fight with him about it. He's not saying you can't do this, he's just operating on some old myths, and of course, concern about your well being.
    When I said "more than the body can handle," I meant that I push myself to the max (which IS what my body can handle), and that the next time i lift, I'll be able to handle more.

    I know how he must feel though (actually, I probably don't since I've never been a parent). I tried talking to him about it. He still doesn't really believe me. He kind of said: "Okay, whatever. It's YOUR body in the end."

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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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    Yes your bodies do have limits....... it's called your genetic limit, and takes YEARS to get to. Tell him that. Also tell him of Dr. Squat, Fred Hatfield. He never had a knee problem in his life and squatted over 1000 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    I'm 41, and I'm a chick.



    I squat what you do.

    Tell him that.

    Hehehehe...
    Damn I am jelous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerManDL
    Whoop his ass.
    Actually, he'd own me lol. I'm 15 and just starting to lift, so he's still much stronger than me. But I'd venture to say that in 1-2 years I'll be stronger than him.

    He uses the Bowflex, hehe. That's no match for free weights and olympic lifts! Tons harder than pulling on strings!
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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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    I don't know your Dad. But beware of people that are strong not from weights. Theres alot milwrights and construction workers with forearms that would put us to shame. That is real strength.

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    yea, and this picking up iron and putting it down stuff is FAKE strength. You have been warned, now go put on some shingles and get your more REAL strength.
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    Lol you guys are funny.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    I'm 41, and I'm a chick.

    I squat what you do.

    Tell him that.

    Hehehehe...
    All i can say is Damn!!!, there is one lucky soab out there

    Now that has made my day. Excellent work built, hope i can look that good (though for a guy) when i'm at 41
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