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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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    The New Superman

    I know this has been discussed before, but the trailer just came out as did the picture of the new guy in costume. I still like Christopher Reeve's Superman. I think superman should be a bit bigger than this guy but hopefully the movie will surprise me.



    you can find the trailer here.
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    Yeah he certainly isn't a very large mofo. If I remember right, the director filmed X-Men and X2 which were both excellent movies. To be quite honest I think you need to be an idiot to mess up a comic-book storyline. I look forward to seeing this movie.
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    the weird thing is, I have that EXACT same pair of red leather boots!

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    I don't like that picture but I didn't mind how the trailer looked. I think lighting and action has a lot to do with it.

    He's not huge but he's not exactly small. I think the suit makes him look smaller than he is. I do think, though, that this would be a movie where being big would be more important than being ripped (though you'd need a six pack. It's expected in hollywood.)

    It will come down to whether or not he convinces me he's Clark Kent and Superman over how buff he looks in tights.

    Here's Reeve in a similar stance. I wonder how much the camera angle is responsible for size difference?

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    The dude looks like a tool, he better be one hell of an actor to pull this role off. He has alot of people who hold the character to very high standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ectx
    ...I think superman should be a bit bigger than this guy but hopefully the movie will surprise me...
    There's no need for size when you're an alien with superhuman powers. Technically speaking of course.
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    Well, this is how Superman looked when Reeve auditioned for the part.



    Personally, I think Reeve was a closer fit to this. It will come down to acting, though.
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    Why dont they get the guy that plays superman in smallville to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMANMAN
    Why dont they get the guy that plays superman in smallville to do it?
    i guess they're looking more for someone that resembles christopher reeve
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    I still think it's a big mistake. I agree about ..(what's his name? Tom Wates? )
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    What, no votes for Dean Cane?
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    I think Dean Cain's build was more of what I think of for a traditional superman, but he couldn't pull off the role. I have a lot of faith in the director and hope it will be good. At one time I think they were considering bodybuilder gone actor Michael Ohearn...who I think has the perfect look for the movie if you darken up his hair, however, I doubt he can pull off the acting bit.
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    All I can say is that damn Lois Lane had better figure out Clark is S'Man this time around. Stupid ass glasses.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Nissen
    All I can say is that damn Lois Lane had better figure out Clark is S'Man this time around. Stupid ass glasses.
    I hope Lois Lane is Jessica Alba

    And I agree that Superman should be a little bigger at least... somewhat like Vin Diesel size, but not Vin Diesel lol
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    Kate Bosworth is Lois Lane. Doesn't really do it for me.


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    Well, I think she's hot. Too young to be Lois, though.

    That's part of the reason they didn't go with Tom Welling. He's a great TEENAGE Superman but he's too babyfaced/pouty to pull off Superman in his mid 20s.
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    Jessica Alba > Kate Bosworth. Kate Bosworth is definitely not that hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeHartD
    Jessica Alba > Kate Bosworth. Kate Bosworth is definitely not that hot.

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    or go with jessica simpson as Lois Lane...i really don't care if she can act or not...shes just plain hot...
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    I don't know how good Bosworth is at acting but I'm sorry... Alba is definitely not a good actress at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimum08
    or go with jessica simpson as Lois Lane...i really don't care if she can act or not...shes just plain hot...
    Yeah Jessica Simpson as Lois Lane and Vin Diesel as Superman. I'd pay to watch it.
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    Yah, Alba isn't a great actress...gets most of her roles because of how she would look as the character. Funny thing is, she's complaining that she can't get better roles because she's always cast as the sexy vixen. I say be happy =P.
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    That guy who is going to play the new superman looks like a tool.
    Tom Welling is bigger than that guy, and he is supposed to be the teenage version.

    I doubt they can top Batman begins if that is what they are trying to do.

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    needs to be bigger. i say take one of the bigger guys at this forum who fits the description, put him in a suit and have him run on to set.

    reeve is definitely the most lookalike though
    tom welling, unless he gained 50 lb and got a haircut he wouldnt fit
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    He just isn't big enough for a superhero.

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