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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    Could there be anything more worthless?

    I saw this on TV last night and was in awe....I mean how awful can it get?
    It looks like someone was sitting around and thought, "How can I turn a $5.00ab ball into a $50.00 piece of equipment?" and came up with this. I guess all you can do is laugh at it and go on.
    http://www.bunthigh.com/?src=affilia...FSKAOAodF1tnCQ
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    The dramatic Proof sold me. I'm gonna put my squat rack in the classifieds and buy 3! Thanks for the link!

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    The video on the side makes me want to buy one for my girlfriend. Not for the health benefits so much as to watch her use it.
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    You could do lunges for free, but wait there's more.............................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander
    I saw this on TV last night and was in awe....I mean how awful can it get?
    It looks like someone was sitting around and thought, "How can I turn a $5.00ab ball into a $50.00 piece of equipment?" and came up with this. I guess all you can do is laugh at it and go on.
    http://www.bunthigh.com/?src=affilia...FSKAOAodF1tnCQ


    omfg, this is hilarious! i love how all of these worthless machines( if you can call it that), target weight loss on a specific area, even though you can't in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arnoldsclone
    omfg, this is hilarious! i love how all of these worthless machines( if you can call it that), target weight loss on a specific area, even though you can't in real life.
    Nothing like spot reduction! It's the fastest way to get in shape!
    Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym!

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    Hmm.... well... If you use it enough you'll catabolize the muscles involve down to nothing thus losing inches off the affected area. Spot reduction ftw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    The video on the side makes me want to buy one for my girlfriend. Not for the health benefits so much as to watch her use it.
    hahaha nice..i might do the same for mine lol

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    LOL at "sculpting arc"

    EDIT: Hahah, this machine "gives you long, lean muscles instead of big bulky muscles."
    Last edited by DokterVet; 08-16-2006 at 12:00 AM.

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    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...111*2268*4603*

    What about this one..

    "You are now able to perform both stretching and toning exercises such as the ab-crunch, push-up, v-crunch, seated sip and various stretching exercises."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander
    I saw this on TV last night and was in awe....I mean how awful can it get?
    It looks like someone was sitting around and thought, "How can I turn a $5.00ab ball into a $50.00 piece of equipment?" and came up with this. I guess all you can do is laugh at it and go on.
    http://www.bunthigh.com/?src=affilia...FSKAOAodF1tnCQ
    What a piece of junk, that things going to see most of it's life in a garage.

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    Actually you could get a great work out with this......

    By taking it out into a field and hammer throwing it as far as you can. Then sprint to it and repeat for an hour.


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    Shouldnt these be added to wbb1, like on leg day, instead of the squats we could roll on the ball, I mean, the guy said it works your quads, glutes, hip flexors and hamstrings, all at once while spot reducing fat!

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    :withstupi And.. We should do it while wearing a speedo. It helps you burn off excess fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can'tstopnow
    You could do lunges for free, but wait there's more.............................
    Words right outa my mouth! =)
    I am SO glad I'm female.
    Seriously - I had NO IDEA it was this complicated.
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    Now, now... they specifically say in the commercial "Lunges CAN hurt your knees"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    Now, now... they specifically say in the commercial "Lunges CAN hurt your knees"
    Lol and so does walking, running and jumping! =P lets all get wheelchairs, it's the new car, like Ricky Bobby!
    I am SO glad I'm female.
    Seriously - I had NO IDEA it was this complicated.
    I just tell my husband he makes love like a God, feed him a steak, and I'm done for the day. Super easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgundy
    Lol and so does walking, running and jumping! =P lets all get wheelchairs, it's the new car, like Ricky Bobby!
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    HAHA! There is some woman in my highschool that rolls through the halls on one of those. Dont know why though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turnip
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...111*2268*4603*

    What about this one..

    "You are now able to perform both stretching and toning exercises such as the ab-crunch, push-up, v-crunch, seated sip and various stretching exercises."
    What annoys me more than all of that is the fact that it says "Reduces Weight".
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    Pfft hahaha =P
    I am SO glad I'm female.
    Seriously - I had NO IDEA it was this complicated.
    I just tell my husband he makes love like a God, feed him a steak, and I'm done for the day. Super easy.

    God bless men. - Built

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    Squats hurt your back, yes they can hurt your back, but the next question to ask is "are you doing it right?"

    If you want awesome legs, squat if you want to waste 16.95 buy the bun roller! Erm I bet I could buy that use the strongest band they got with EASE! I'm sure some popele in her ecould break it just by using it.
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    haha, it builds long muscles, not big bulky ones


    noooooooooeeeessss, not the bulky muscles

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    What's worse is the fact that women actually believe crap like this.

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    Why shouldn't they? I'd believe any number of things a scientist says because I don't have the education to sort the bull**** from the truth. Why is it different for this type of product?
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    Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
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