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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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    Winsor Pilates

    Hi, My name is Mark and I'm a (almost) 19 year old male. I recently lost 40 pounds since Febuary (240/199 now) with a combination of pilates, pushups and my other own exercises with a weighted vest, diet, and treadmill.

    I'm looking for a more intense tape and have had extreme difficulty finding one. I'm currently doing the Accelerated Body Scultping DVD with 5 lb ankle weights on each leg.

    Any help to locate a tougher tape would be appreciated. I can do this tape with some ease now and want to step it up.

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    You aren't really in the right place. While Pilates may have a role in the training of some of our members, we are not generally the place to ask about a Pilates tape.

    I'm sure there is a more appropriate discussion forum.

    Now, if you are interested in getting big and strong, you are in the right place, but you need to stop focusing on Pilates and focus on weight training.
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    I know but I've trusted this forums and when I did a search all other discussions about it seemed to be in this forums.

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    Hey man,
    I hear you, I used to do all that and still do yoga regularly. Weight lifting is where Ive found the most pleasure though and the best results.

    Let me suggest Gilad. Hes an awesome trainer and I use of much of his stuff to this day. As a matter of fact I cant say enough good things about him!!! I really think you will like his stuff.

    http://www.bodybygilad.com
    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 09-20-2005 at 09:39 AM.

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    Wow that Gilad guy certainly looks like a fruitcake. You guys know that he doesn't get those muscles from pilates though, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markdk86
    Hi, My name is Mark and I'm a (almost) 19 year old male. I recently lost 40 pounds since Febuary (240/199 now) with a combination of pilates, pushups and my other own exercises with a weighted vest, diet, and treadmill.

    I'm looking for a more intense tape and have had extreme difficulty finding one. I'm currently doing the Accelerated Body Scultping DVD with 5 lb ankle weights on each leg.

    Any help to locate a tougher tape would be appreciated. I can do this tape with some ease now and want to step it up.
    Ryan Lee has just released a set of DVDs at one of his sites called, Quatro Fitness. You can read more about it here: http://www.quatrofitness.com/

    I'd direct you to my site but my DVDs won't be finished until mid spring.
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    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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    If some of you guys think those non-weighted (or slightly-weighted) exercises are easy, you probably haven't tried them.
    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 09-20-2005 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTT
    If some of you guys think those non-weighted (or slightly-weighted) exercises are easy, you probably haven't tried them.
    That's true. I just did my first yoga class on Sunday and it was way harder than I expected.

    But, you will not gain a significant amount, if any, muscle by doing yoga or pilates. They do have many other benefits though, and I thought yoga was pretty fun and relaxing.
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