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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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    Dream Home Gym

    If you just won the lottery and decided to build your dream home gym what are some of the things you would put in it. Here is mine:

    Power Rack
    Lot's of Weight 2000+ Metal and Bumber Plates
    Oly Lifting Platform
    Glute Ham
    Pull Up Dip Station
    Power Rings
    C2 Rower
    120 yard 5 lane Track with digital Timing
    Kettlebells
    Many Bars (Hex, Thick, Squat and Deadlift bars)
    Dumbells up to 200
    Reverse Hyper
    Lat Pull Down Machine
    Bands
    Chains
    Sled
    Climbing Rope
    Swimming Pool
    Heavy/Speed Bag
    Sandbags
    Tires
    Kegs
    Awesome Stereo
    Motivating Pictures on the Wall

    Let you imagination play!!
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    -all of the usual weight equipment (benches, cages, etc.)
    -dumbbells in increments of 2.5 lbs.
    -loud stereo system
    -locker room w/ showers & hot tub
    -stationary bike, elliptical machine
    -large plasma TV (in case a big game is on)
    -refrigerator
    -bubbler (obviously)

    That's all I can think of for now.
    5'6", 145 lbs.

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    Jessica Biel to rack my weights?

    I think this topic has been discussed many times.

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    Quote Originally Posted by leveque
    -all of the usual weight equipment (benches, cages, etc.)
    -dumbbells in increments of 2.5 lbs.
    -loud stereo system
    -locker room w/ showers & hot tub
    -stationary bike, elliptical machine
    -large plasma TV (in case a big game is on)
    -refrigerator
    -bubbler (obviously)

    That's all I can think of for now.
    What's a bubbler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manowar669
    What's a bubbler?
    It's a Wisconsin term for water fountain...ya der hey
    5'6", 145 lbs.

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    All the usual stuff, but I would add in 2 very important things:

    1. A fully stocked bar.
    2. Good training partners (Realizing that money doesn't buy this, but the right environment could).

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    Um I'd Buy a Nordic Track and that's it. Resistance Power Bands, who needs weight?

    Oh i just reread the OP's question. If I won the lottery, I would buy 50 different Nordic Tracks and set them all up for diffrent exercises so I'd never have to change the machine!

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    ^^

    I hope you're kidding. That's like wanting 50 Total Gyms.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0500947
    Um I'd Buy a Nordic Track and that's it. Resistance Power Bands, who needs weight?

    Oh i just reread the OP's question. If I won the lottery, I would buy 50 different Nordic Tracks and set them all up for diffrent exercises so I'd never have to change the machine!
    Weakling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0500947
    Um I'd Buy a Nordic Track and that's it. Resistance Power Bands, who needs weight?

    Oh i just reread the OP's question. If I won the lottery, I would buy 50 different Nordic Tracks and set them all up for diffrent exercises so I'd never have to change the machine!
    lol.
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    I wouldn't work out..I'd just hire a bunch of women to follow me around and tell me how buff I'm looking today.
    -Stray-

    "When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win." - Ed Macauley

    I work out because I have two daughters.....and one day they'll be teenagers.

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    I want the gym the WWE has.
    Last edited by Iron Bull; 08-23-2006 at 05:58 AM.

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    Where are all the power racks?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    The uprights are really narrow on those benches too.

    My dream home gym wouldn't be a whole lot different from what I've got now. I'd like about twice as much space, pricier equipment (like the stuff from Elite), maybe another power rack, a GHR, a full set of dumbbells and some bumper plates. I've been adding stuff to the gym in my garage on a regular basis, and I'm really trying to build a good atmosphere- with what Drew had in mind primarily. The better I make my gym, the more likely I'm going to be to surround myself with other dedicated people.

    Oh and I'll second the Jessica Biel idea.
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    Power rack.
    Free Bench
    Treadmill
    Pull-up - dip station.
    10-200lb Dumbells
    Eszekial's Journal
    Age:20
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 200
    Body Fat: 12%
    Bench: 265x3
    ATFSquat: 315x3
    Dead: 275x3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eszekial
    10-200lb Dumbells

    Make sure to post a vid when you start throwing around those 200's.
    5'11" 220lbs.

    BENCH - 330 x 1
    SQUAT - 405 x 1
    DEADLIFT - 450 x 1


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    Some guys on here are shrugging 400 plus. Not that great of a feat.
    Last edited by Eszekial; 08-23-2006 at 12:55 PM.
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    Age:20
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 200
    Body Fat: 12%
    Bench: 265x3
    ATFSquat: 315x3
    Dead: 275x3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    I wouldn't work out..I'd just hire a bunch of women to follow me around and tell me how buff I'm looking today.

    Ah, you'd prefer working out the ego instead....that works for me.
    5'11" 220lbs.

    BENCH - 330 x 1
    SQUAT - 405 x 1
    DEADLIFT - 450 x 1


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    I would get DOUBLE the weights that all of you mentioned, but I would also get a Bobcat to lift everything!
    I would also double up on Stray's idea

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    I'd have everything said before (minus the Nordics - WTF?) plus a full kitchen with staff. Finish your last set of deads and there is a beautifully BBQed steak ready for you...

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