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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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    Slip and Slides for adults: Why not?

    Seriously I used to have the slip and slide as a kid and the thing was just so much fun! I'd get a full head of steam and just go barreling into the thing. Why don't they make these things for adults? All they have to do is make it bigger for chrissakes! I'd get good and hammered and relive some real good memories on a hot summers day if I had one of these!

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    That sounds awesome.
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    When I was in college we turned a tarp into a make shift slip and slide. We put it on a hill and soaked it and the surrounding grass. We would get a running start and fly down the hill. We would normally pickup too much speed and go right off the end onto the grass. The grass would cut the heck out of your back. It looked like we were whipped. We then grapped someone's boogie board and rode that down the hill. Oh the days of druken college fun.
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    I had this concept for a halloween party to make a slip n' slide that had red water that looked somewhat like blood. We were going to call it the "Slip n' Die" party. That's all.

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    I still use mine, although its getting ripped up. Im quite a bit larger then you should be to use these kinds of things.

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    Haha, my friends have been bugging me to get a slip n' slide for our next kegger. I always figured nobody would use it. Maybe I'll do it

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    ^^

    Drunk people on a slip and slide. That should be interesting...
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    Slip and slide + alcohol = bruising that lasts for weeks.

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    that looks like alot of fun, i think i need one of those.
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    I used to hate being the first person on those things because of the risk of rocks. Boy that hurt when your sternum is a casualty . All that is needed for drunken slip and slides to work is to simply make the slide longer and wider and maybe add a pool at the end like the crocodile mile had. Maybe there isn't enough pressure in most hoses to accomodate the added material....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOTH
    Maybe there isn't enough pressure in most hoses to accomodate the added material....
    heh heh heh

    I've done the industrial plastic slip n' slide. Water + soap makes a great lube, you can easily slide 200+ feet if you're a fast runner. It's awesome when girls do it and something delicious pops out.
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    Even if I support the thought, I think "something delicious" just sounds gross.

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    I brought a slip and slide to my work once... I work on the beach and I set it up so the end of it went into the ocean. The only problem was the length of it. Other than that it was awesome, slip and slides never get old

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    Nope, and yea soap does work great. We used to poor shampoo across the shower floor at football camp and go sliding through the shower but naked. We could never do it for very long though, the coaches got pissed if we were in teh shower too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by getfit
    that looks like alot of fun, i think i need one of those.
    When I was little I had one. Unfortunately, when it was my turn, this rock somehow got underneath the slip and slide and when I went across it I split open my leg a little and I was bleeding everywhere. Fun! Good times... I was like 6 or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
    Nope, and yea soap does work great. We used to poor shampoo across the shower floor at football camp and go sliding through the shower but naked. We could never do it for very long though, the coaches got pissed if we were in teh shower too long.
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    I have the one shown in the photo...got it at Target for $10. It has a nice little pool at the end.

    I admit I'm a bit old for it, but when it's about 95 degrees and I'm working outside it feels great to do a couple slides! (plus it helps that I'm short for my age).
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    Quote Originally Posted by d'Anconia
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    You know, I remember when you had that picture as your avatar. I always thought it was you doing some sort of pilates.

    Looks like fun, but a speedo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLOTH
    Something very strange about this story. Very strange indeed...
    Weird stuff be going on at football camp.... being naked is like a second nature there.

    After the first day of practice they let us have garbage cans full of ice water to sit in (new garbage cans...). I thought nothing wrong to hop right in with nothing on but a smile. After I did everyone followed suite.

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    The last time I slip and slid I was a senior in high school and they threw down a tarp and the fire department put down the fire suppressing foam. That stuff is sweet!

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    I found this video...pretty sweet...200ft slipnslide down a hill.
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    I remember not too long ago at the playboy mansion they had a party and had a slip and slide that was long and going down a pretty steep hill. I think I remember there being "bumps" on it where people could catch air. At the end they pulled the end of the tarp or whatever up so it'd slow the people down quickly.
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    FYI...There's been one death and 2 cases of folks becoming quadriplegics after breaking their necks on slip 'n slides. Actually...w lawsuits by guys that became quadriplegics after breaking their necks on one...granted one of the guys was 6'3 and 220.
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    I believe that breaking your neck on a slip n' slide would be a user error.

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