The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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    Genetics deterimine strength?

    Hey guys, i was thinking about this the other day, im not trying to show off its just a question i had. When i see people first starting lifting the numbers are obviously very low, 100 lb bench, low deads and squats. In my case although i WAS 275 lbs i was very obsese but i went in the gym with a 185 bench, 315 dead, and 700 lb leg press. Is this genetics or just years of carrying massive amounts of weight.
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    Like everything lift related I would guess it's a little of both.
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    sounds about right to me man.
    2000 or bust

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    I have a fat friend of around 250lbs.

    He's much much weaker than me, even starting out. His legs are stronger but his bench is less than mine (hard to believe I know!) and his deadlifts, shoulder press etc completely suck.

    Big does NOT always equal strong.

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    i understand, but there are a select few that seem to have the genetics or something as myself, i know many of them, not saying big = strong. Legs are something i think all big people should have since walking / jogging is difficult when you are big, and if you push through it i would think your legs would be pretty damn strong.
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    Im the same way you are, except my numbers were similar when I was in 8th grade or so at about 215lbs. Some people are just naturally strong, and have it come to them faster then others.

    Genetics will definately determine not only natural strength, but abosulte strength. Your potential I guess... some people will just never have an 800LB deadlift in them.

    In your case, your probably just naturally strong. Being 275LBs doesnt hurt either. And I totally agree with you, being big doesnt = strong. I would think that if anything, being fat would HURT you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    Genetics will definately determine not only natural strength, but abosulte strength. Your potential I guess... some people will just never have an 800LB deadlift in them.
    I'd guess that pre-steriods no one had an 800lbs deadlift.
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    sounds right WBBIRL, ive always been fat but always been strong.
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