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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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  1. #26
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    funniest thread ever. you have alot to learn my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpoppapump979
    funniest thread ever. you have alot to learn my friend
    Im sorry guys, i fell bad. I just wanted to show you guys something.
    I wont do it again.

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    hahah dont feel bad man we all started somewhere
    the grass could be greener, and itll always be greener on the other side, but you just never know....this could be the one

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    Along with what the others said, if you are going to post a butt-load of information like that all at once, at least seperate it better into paragraphs or something that resembles infomation someone would want to actually read, rather than a cluster-fu*k of words.

    I give you some credit b/c about half of it all was seperated into proper sections.
    Last edited by Slim Schaedle; 03-13-2005 at 07:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one
    hahah dont feel bad man we all started somewhere
    :withstupi

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    Squats with a smith machine are squats. You can argue that they're not as effective as free weight squats, but I would argue that they're more effective than leg pressing, extending, etc, for building mass.

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    Lighter reps and lower weight to get cut? Is that really still going around?

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    You know ten times more at fifteen than I'll bet 98% of the members on this board knew. Certainly, you know more at fifteen than I did at fifteen. Some of what you know is wrong, but you'll learn.

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    The first thing to learn is most articles in glossy magazines about lifting contain terrible advice.

    Read the training articles here, and compare them to the article you read.
    Squats work better than supplements.
    "You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddawg
    Im sorry guys, i fell bad. I just wanted to show you guys something.
    I wont do it again.
    I know you were just trying to be helpful, but most of the stuff in fitness magazines is garbage. Question anything that you read in those mags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddawg
    ...For those of you who are looking to slim down and and get a figured 6 pack here are some tips that can send you on your way. First best thing to do is drink as much water as you can, at least 8 glasses a day if possible because that will let your body know it's ok to let the water it's holding inside your body out which can be taking on some extra pounds.
    I actually felt a sharp pain behind my eyeballs when I read this.

    Maddawg,

    First, print this post of yours out and put it away somewhere. Stay on this site for a about a year then go back and read your post; you'll get a good laugh and be amazed at how much you've learned from the people here.

    Second, please bitch slap your English/Writing teachers when you get to school tomorrow.

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    i can just picture someone putting the bar on their neck squatting... i know its already been mentioned... but HOLY SHI*! someone is gonna die that way.

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    I'm gonna have to go against what most of you are saying about squatting with smith (sorta). IMO in terms of size, squats on Smith will give identical results to regular ones. I'm talking about strictly training for leg size here. The Smith will not give you the full benefits of the compound movement (specifically lower back and hips I believe), nor will it increase your overall strength like a regular squat will. I also believe chris mason once said your upper body WILL get bigger if you squat. This idea would diminish if you use a Smith.

    In conclusion, regular squats are overall > smith squats, however in terms of leg size solely, Smith squats are fine.
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    "I added some db curls with the pink weights for a bit of a burn." - Rookiebldr

    "im assuming the holy (big) 3 are: curls, bench, legs?" - Saggas

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    this is the greatest thread ever

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    450 pounds on my neckbone feels real nice =D

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    lol neckbone........

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    Hey maddawg. You also knew more than me at 15. Stay away from those magazines though!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlP
    Lighter reps and lower weight to get cut? Is that really still going around?
    Apparently, he didn't read my "ripped soccer moms getting out of toning class" comment a few days ago...

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    cmon built we all know most soccer moms are ripped :P
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    priceless...just priceless.

    just a tip maddawg, less posting 'advice', more reading.

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    The guy apolagized and seems to have gotten the point. I say we let him off the hook for now.
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