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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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    Muscle dysmorphia or Adonis syndrome

    Interesting read: www.pslgroup.com/dg/47bfe.htm

    Anybody know of someone who has it or has had experiences with it? I think it's very facinating. I have some similar thoughts, but not to the extent of those afflicted with this. I thought it'd be a good topic for discussion.
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    i suffer from it

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    i think we all suffer from it to some degree

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    all bb'ers, and most weight lifters, have it in some measure imo.
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    Been talked about before here.

    I have it, and I want to keep it.
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    Yeah, I think I have a measure of it. That's better wording. It's just never enough, ya know? Even if you know you've come far in some ways but in others you still see yourself as a puny guy.
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    I've had it, and I'm finally getting over it. Thank goodness.
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    I've known about this disorder for a while. But I call it "I want my ex to have to change her underwear when she sees me" syndrome.
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    I think some of you are confusing it with just wanting to better yourself.

    Try being 230 pounds of muscle and looking in a mirror and REALLY seeing someone small. So small that it disgusts you, worries you, makes you so uncomfortable that beads of sweat start dripping down your back and pits and you feel like you need to get out of public immediately.

    I've spent the majority of my last two years feeling like this, and I don't ever want to again. I haven't been swimming for two summers because I didn't want anyone to see me, had to make up stupid excuses not to go constantly. It got to the point where I couldn't even go somewhere I thought I would see someone familiar because they might not think I looked big enough.

    I went through phases where I would take more and more and more anabolic steroids to try to get rid of the feeling, then next thing you know someone would pay me a compliment on getting bigger. But rather than be satisfied, it would drive me to try to get another compliment, and take more and more and more. If you have the wrong personality for it, it turns into a viscious trap and cycle.
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    "As far as drugs were concerned, all my bodybuilding heroes were on everything but roller skates."


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    Wow that sucks man. What's helping you get over it?

    I'm fairly big, but always see myself as inferior to most other big guys. Just off the bat without even thinking, and it drives the hell out of me to get in the weightroom and put a stop to their physical superiority. I know it's definitely not to the extent you have it Chase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    I think some of you are confusing it with just wanting to better yourself.

    Try being 230 pounds of muscle and looking in a mirror and REALLY seeing someone small. So small that it disgusts you, worries you, makes you so uncomfortable that beads of sweat start dripping down your back and pits and you feel like you need to get out of public immediately.

    I've spent the majority of my last two years feeling like this, and I don't ever want to again. I haven't been swimming for two summers because I didn't want anyone to see me, had to make up stupid excuses not to go constantly. It got to the point where I couldn't even go somewhere I thought I would see someone familiar because they might not think I looked big enough.

    I went through phases where I would take more and more and more anabolic steroids to try to get rid of the feeling, then next thing you know someone would pay me a compliment on getting bigger. But rather than be satisfied, it would drive me to try to get another compliment, and take more and more and more. If you have the wrong personality for it, it turns into a viscious trap and cycle.
    Wow, that's intense Chase. I hope I never go through that, it seems rough..
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    ^Combine that with pct and you have a great reason not to go swimming. I guess starting out really tiny helps because even though I'm not big I look bigger to people I know because of the drastic change I made and the way they remember me. When I was 138lbs I know I thought that at a certain weight I'd be so happy, but I can say at this point no matter how will look down the road it's impossible to be satisfied. If I could walk around all day with the pump you have right after a workout I'd be happier
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    It has been rough, but I've given my best attempt and handling it.

    Realization and acceptance have been two things which have started getting me over that 'hump'. The most important thing to me is that I learn something from all of this (believe me I have.)

    Throughout the last two years I've always brushed off the majority of the compliments given to me; "Dude! You're HUGE!"

    "No, I'm trying....but thanks anyways."

    It was almost as if deep down I was feeding myself nothing but negative energy, sometimes driving myself into periods of depression. I was my own problem. I've come to see that accepting compliments is a very important part of a healthy Psyche. Now I do mean, really ACCEPTING. Not in what you say to the person, but how you feel about yourself.

    Looking back on it I can say to myself "Would have that many people really said I was big if I WEREN'T big?" Hell no! I must have been mad to have been so negative toward myself.

    Now does this mean I'm going to suck myself off and vasoline up my head before every door I walk through? No. But I've come to realize I have accomplished a lot and I'm never going to be the biggest and baddest guy out there, but I can always strive to be the biggest and baddest I can be.


    Basically in short, your appearance shouldn't over-run your life. That's what I let it do to me for these past few years, and I feel like it's a burden lifted off me at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    It was almost as if deep down I was feeding myself nothing but negative energy, sometimes driving myself into periods of depression. I was my own problem. I've come to see that accepting compliments is a very important part of a healthy Psyche. Now I do mean, really ACCEPTING. Not in what you say to the person, but how you feel about yourself.
    That is one of the classic signs of low/high self-esteem.

    People wonder why I call myself Mr. T. One dude asked, 'does the T stand for tough?' I said no. Another dude asked if the T stands for my last name, Tureaud. No it does not. The 'T' in Mr. T stands for tuna. T loves tuna.

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    so true Chase

    I love to pose and developed large(for the public) at an early age. And I always felt that bodybuilding was great and gave me an edge to so many others, Ive never felt small, and I am loving every second of it and I just cant pose enough.

    And I think that going to the beach and see how most people look (quite fat sadly) would only make you feel awesome BCC, so go to the damn beach!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    Basically in short, your appearance shouldn't over-run your life. That's what I let it do to me for these past few years, and I feel like it's a burden lifted off me at this point.
    Out of curiousity, do you think this will affect your aspirations in bodybuilding? It seems like that would have been a very strong "motivating" force, whether for good or bad.

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock
    so true Chase

    I love to pose and developed large(for the public) at an early age. And I always felt that bodybuilding was great and gave me an edge to so many others, Ive never felt small, and I am loving every second of it and I just cant pose enough.

    And I think that going to the beach and see how most people look (quite fat sadly) would only make you feel awesome BCC, so go to the damn beach!
    See rock, that's just not me. I wish I could be like that.

    I'm the type of person that wouldn't want to take his shirt off around fat people because I'm too conscious of their feelings. I feel bad taking my shirt off when I'm with friends that are with their girlfriends. I know that if I were them I would feel inferior on some level, and I hate that feeling. So if I could somehow not subject them to it, I won't. I guess I just cater to people too well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood&Iron
    Out of curiousity, do you think this will affect your aspirations in bodybuilding? It seems like that would have been a very strong "motivating" force, whether for good or bad.
    Yes.

    I'm not going to jump the gun on making any decisions. But these last few days I have felt great. So great infact that I don't know if I ever want to touch steroids again. Now I'm sure my hormones are about to be up, down, and all around, so my ideas will probably be all over the place for the next month.

    No need for anyone to get worried though, unless I find Jesus, then call the authorities
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    The problem is that no matter how big you get, there will always be someone bigger than you. You just have to accept that at some point and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCC
    See rock, that's just not me. I wish I could be like that.

    I'm the type of person that wouldn't want to take his shirt off around fat people because I'm too conscious of their feelings. I feel bad taking my shirt off when I'm with friends that are with their girlfriends. I know that if I were them I would feel inferior on some level, and I hate that feeling. So if I could somehow not subject them to it, I won't. I guess I just cater to people too well.
    I can understand that. If all the other guys take their shirt off when it's hot that's normal, but if you're in good shape and do it some people can think you're showing off. 99% of my friends don't touch weights, let alone diet. So it's not hard to look better than them with no shirt, and it feels uncomfortable sometimes because people can take things the wrong way, or atleast I think they are taking it the wrong way.

    Honestly I would feel more comfortable being around guys that are 240lbs and lean than around really skinny or really overweight people because I know nobody is having bad feelings about my body because they are all bigger than me.
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    That's interesting.

    Imho, you SHOULD be proud of what you've accomplished and SHOULDN'T feel as you do as far as showing it off. You're the one who's busting your ass in the gym, so you deserve the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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    BCC, I think with your potensial you can use small next to nothing amounts and still grow.

    Anyways, if they are your friends, they should support you and not feel inferior, as their girlfriends probally dont go after musclegus anyway.
    A big thanks to all my friends in the USA, I am deeply grateful for your hospitality and kindness.

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    Everybody is so sad in this thread..

    Ok here is a joke..

    Ask me how good my girl is at Bjs

    come on ask
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    OK I'll ask....(I'm anticipating a Yo' Mama joke)

    How good is your girl at BJ's?

    Please tell me you met her at the porn star party.....
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    Sometimes when you see yourself posing every day, and look in the mirror often, you don't see that growth and betterment.
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