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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    Senior Member Natetaco's Avatar
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    Emotional problems=weak workouts?

    So recently I was dumped by a girl I truely loved and I have had some emotional problems lately and am pretty sad. I have tried to workout 3 times since this has happend and my strength is just way down. Do you think this is because of the breakup? I also havent been eating as much in the past 3 days.

    Do you think its because im depressed that my workouts are horrible? I still have the focused feeling in the gym and dont think about her but still my workouts are bad.

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    Stress has a HUGE impact on our bodies, so this isn't surprising.

    Now go get a bigmac and do some squats.
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    yep, alot of us have been there.Give it some time, take a little break
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    yep, alot of us have been there.Give it some time, take a little break
    You were dumped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    You were dumped?
    She didn't say SHE has been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    You were dumped?
    i was yes
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    i was yes
    I bet he's kickin' himself!

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    When you get in the gym, trade your sadness for anger. Your fear for hate. Take it out on the iron and don't look back.

    Outside of that, make every effort to get out and be active. Lean on your friends for support. Do anything to get yourself out and doing something other than sitting around and being depressed.

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    Yes. When my girl dumped me the first time, I remember the weights feeling like they weighed three times as much as they did. Appetite crapped out, too.

    Actually, knowing I may be dubbed a sissy, I became "emotional" on one gym visit and had to skip out early.

    Time heals all, you'll be alright. Forcing workouts is NOT a bad idea, as Anthony has suggested.

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    oh well,sometimes they don't feel it anymore,Best to move on then
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
    Hot in terms of both speed and... well new hotness- Stash

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    oh well,sometimes they don't feel it anymore,Best to move on then
    My ex. girl "didn't feel it anymore" after almost two years, then came back after seven months, then "didn't feel it anymore" after six months. Time to move on.
    Last edited by Progress; 05-31-2006 at 07:15 PM.

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    Yeah I talkin to friends and my dad about all this to get info/support on the matter. My dads had 2 divorces so he knows his stuff lol. Im continuing to do all my activites also and trying to keep my mind away from it all. Time will make this go away but I think its going to take a long time. Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco
    Yeah I talkin to friends and my dad about all this to get info/support on the matter. My dads had 2 divorces so he knows his stuff lol. Im continuing to do all my activites also and trying to keep my mind away from it all. Time will make this go away but I think its going to take a long time. Thanks all
    My Dad has had 3 divorces. I win.

    Working out usually helps relieve a little stress, but something like a broken heart is definitely going to keep you from your normal routine. You'll come around. Keep your chin up.
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    Working out is a stress reliever if there ever was one. I went through this with my first GF, and aftewards i became addicted to iron. It was the only thing that made me feel better.

    Harness this, push through a few workouts, get ripped.
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    This just happened to me recently..

    I did the advice given.. I traded my hurt feelings for anger.. And lots of it. I banged out the highest leg press ever today, and after my workout I knew adrenaline was keeping me going, but I went ahead and stopped. I thought I'd get tired, but then I would think about her, and it would just get me banging out these reps like no sweat.

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    Yeah man, I havent been in a great mood rescently and I haven't been looking forward to my workouts. I've decided to take a week off and get my shhit together. By next Monday I won't be able to wait to go back to the gym.
    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by World-Is-Yours
    Yeah man, I havent been in a great mood rescently and I haven't been looking forward to my workouts. I've decided to take a week off and get my shhit together. By next Monday I won't be able to wait to go back to the gym.
    Lol same here, except it's not my mood, for the past couple days my sleep was HORRIBLE. I was averaging 3-5 hours per day heading off to work then going home to lift... and my muscles had a different type of soreness.... not DOMS, but certainly "not normal" muscle pain. The last workout I did it was more of mental failure than actual muscle failure (lower pain tolerance), so I decide to stop for a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    Lol same here, except it's not my mood, for the past couple days my sleep was HORRIBLE. I was averaging 3-5 hours per day heading off to work then going home to lift... and my muscles had a different type of soreness.... not DOMS, but certainly "not normal" muscle pain. The last workout I did it was more of mental failure than actual muscle failure (lower pain tolerance), so I decide to stop for a week.
    Haha yeah, it's funny because I started a thread this week about not being able to sleep... Looks like we're in the same boat here. I dont think there's anything wrong with taking time off. But I miss the gym already
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    "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - John Calvin Coolidge

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    I just had a breakup and the gym/playing basketball is my safehaven from all the stress and outside problems. I just try to focus it all into my workout.
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    Im goin through this too, just remember, being depressed wont get her back. If you really love her, wait for her to come back. Just hit the weights, like they said turn the depression into hates. Beat the weights like you hate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phelon
    Im goin through this too, just remember, being depressed wont get her back. If you really love her, wait for her to come back. Just hit the weights, like they said turn the depression into hates. Beat the weights like you hate them.
    Its getting better, but i still love her more than anything and she still loves me too. She still says I love you when we get off the phone. The whole story is her ex boyfriend called about 2 weeks ago and said he was still in love with her(bull****), and she feels sorry for dumping him because he just moved an hour away. So she decided to end our relationship for the time being to get things straitend out, I guess eather go with him or me. She said if "anything happens" that she still wants to be best friends with me and everything. I know you guys might think shes trouble but she means the world to me and we had a very strong relationship. I cant just forget her, not yet. But I am getting better, thanks to friends, hobbys, and even you guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco
    Its getting better, but i still love her more than anything and she still loves me too. She still says I love you when we get off the phone. The whole story is her ex boyfriend called about 2 weeks ago and said he was still in love with her(bull****), and she feels sorry for dumping him because he just moved an hour away. So she decided to end our relationship for the time being to get things straitend out, I guess eather go with him or me. She said if "anything happens" that she still wants to be best friends with me and everything. I know you guys might think shes trouble but she means the world to me and we had a very strong relationship. I cant just forget her, not yet. But I am getting better, thanks to friends, hobbys, and even you guys
    hopefully u get her back mate! but i dont get why she's finishd your relationship.
    If you truley love someone you dont just ditch them. you let them help you get through everything. If she truley loves you she wouldnt jsut finish the relationship. But i dont know.
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    Henry Rollins said it best:

    "The Iron is the best antidepressant"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
    Henry Rollins said it best:

    "The Iron is the best antidepressant"
    so true,and pills ofcourse
    You will soon see Getfit in OngII Flying Knee Thingys of Doom see if the feisty greek can survive the kicks of Steel Leg From Shaolin Soccer,Dim Mak(def touch) from ChungLee,and Flying Crane by Daniel-san-El Pietro

    Spray it with windex greek!-the famous El Pietro

    You be quiet or i'll clean and press your narrow francophone self-Callahan

    Lift for gains,not glory.Control your ego and the weight

    What a strong girl! This leads me to believe you can severly injure most of the male population-Nick Hatfield

    You're blazing white hot,anyone ever tell you that? Sometimes i think you have fingers faster then Superman when it comes to posts on WBB forums.
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