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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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    Thanks Maki, I didn't mean to sound combatitve. I'm definitely going to start GPP, I'm always looking for excuses not to run

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    No worries. I didn't take it as a negative comment. Even if it were, I'd welcome it.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrestlemaniac

    Edit : One more quick thing, I've been trying to include burpees but am not sure how to do them. Can you maybe recommend a good link (or just explain them if thats easier)?
    Try taking a look at this article.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=193
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Tell me. What would people write about if each article covered every single aspect of a topic? This article was written to increase awareness about a topic that is often overlooked when it comes to the area of conditioning.
    I had the same reaction to the article as AKraut. At the risk of sounding critical, you can't have a subsection titled "How to Do It" and not explain "how to do it" without leaving at least one person (or in this case, two people) scratching his head wondering what part of the article he missed.
    Other than that, it was a good subject for an article, and in my case, rather timely since my position is very similar to what you described, and I was in the process of adjusting my routine to focus on overall physical fitness.
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    1. Pick a few exercises from the list. What exercises you use doesn't matter very much, although a good choice is to center your routine around sled pulling.

    2. Outline a routine ... something like 3 sets of each exercise you picked. Keep it simple until you try it.

    3. Do it. Pretty basic stuff.

    GPP can be anything. Shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, jumping jacks, etc. Unless you're an offseason professional football player, don't worry about designing a perfect routine ... pick something and try it out. Adjust as needed.
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    I was like you guys and spent many weeks before trying to design the perfect GPP routine. I ended up just getting frustrated and just going outside one day and did 20mins of GPP movements. It worked great, no science was really involved. My main goal was just to get the heart rate and breathing up, and get some fresh blood flow to the muscles I just worked earlier in the day.
    My point: Take 3-4 excercises, do a couple sets of each, call it a day. Then, re-evalute if it was too much/not enough, and adjust in the future days.
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    Cool article; I'm a big believer in "Conditioning" an doing like minded things...here are a few options I use..your gonna laugh @ some; but I swear they work:

    1) Playground Ladder; you know the kind you climb an swing from bar to bar crosswise...typically they are 8-12 feet wide..I go accorss swinging from bar to bar but also using the side bars varying grips (the side bars are thicker) an hanging a cpl baseballs w/ small chains chained around the bar here n' there to grasp.Best to go early while children are in school.I go for aslong as I can w/o letting my feet touch the ground. This ones also my favorite.

    2) I don't know what it's called but it's a childrens toy for like $7. @ Wal-mart. Sorry I don't have a cam to take a pic to show exactly what it is; but is usually found near the jump ropes.Large ball one end an loop on the other side.You take the large loop an place it around one ankle an simotaneously jump an swing towards your other leg while skipping w/ the other.

    3) "Weighted Baton Twirling" minus the tassles. Taken either a body bar; they range in weights from 5;lbs to 22lbs I belive. My niece is in baton twirling in school...one weekend while here she was practicing & I got to thinking; so for most an hour long session i twirled a 15lb bar of rebarb I had laying around. All the tosses an twirls, over an under head; passing from one hand to another..it's quite a challenge...also it's make your forearms burn like hellfire once done.

    4) This is a time when you want that same playground (as mentioned in example 1) full of children; get a very long piece of rope an mark a place on the ground; an ask if any of the kids wanna play tug-o-war...if there's enough kids..it'll be quite a challenge an fun. Come on kids you say; but when you got 10/13 kids pulling on the other end...it's quite a challenge an can be quite fun.

    5) Kippers (or "Pop Ups" as some call them) and Burpees mixed; back and forth; see how many you can do in a timed amount.

    Hope ya'll can find these useful; an hopefully change things up as ya'll pursue conditioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maki Riddington
    Try taking a look at this article.

    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=193
    Great! Awesome, thanks. And right on this website, that shows me up real good lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam MacKinnon
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    I was like you guys and spent many weeks before trying to design the perfect GPP routine. I ended up just getting frustrated and just going outside one day and did 20mins of GPP movements. It worked great, no science was really involved. My main goal was just to get the heart rate and breathing up, and get some fresh blood flow to the muscles I just worked earlier in the day.
    My point: Take 3-4 excercises, do a couple sets of each, call it a day. Then, re-evalute if it was too much/not enough, and adjust in the future days.
    Exactly, it's Gpp as in GENERAL, not SPECIFIC. You're just getting yourself in shape. People can feel free to fine tune as they go along all they like I suppose.



    Edit : Ape, sounds like you just like to go to the playgrounds a play. LoL, I'm just teasing. Seriously though, is #1 the Monkey Bars? I wasn't totally sure by the way you described it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrestlemaniac
    . Ape, sounds like you just like to go to the playgrounds a play. LoL, I'm just teasing. Seriously though, is #1 the Monkey Bars? I wasn't totally sure by the way you described it.
    Yes really I am, I should post in the "Are you a kid @ Heart" thread in gen chat.
    No what I meant was more like the pic I've attached. W/ various stuff tied onto it to use diff grips.(The pic is borrowed from blueimp.com) They got some seriuosly cool playground ladders I'd like to get my hands onto.
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    SO basically get up off your ass and do something strenuous on Mondays?

    Throw a 45 on the lawn mower and do it as fast as you can?
    tape a paintbrush onto a dumbell and paint the fence?
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    I suppose.
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    "Test all things; hold fast what is good.": 1 Thessalonians 5:21

    "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do--this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
    So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!"
    Romans 7:14-25

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    The Art of Judo

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    45 on the lawn mower lmao.

    Nice article Maki.
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    Bump. I like GPP articles.
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