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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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 Sensei's Avatar
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    "A perfectly safe exercise is a perfectly USELESS exercise."
    - Louie Simmons (?)

    "While you are doing bench and curls, your competition is doing squats and cleans and when you meet up on the field, they are going to f***ing kill you!" - a high school football coach
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    quoted from pumping iron by lou ferigno" arnold! arnold! arnold!"
    started june 06
    now weigh 180lbs 5'4
    age 26
    bench 240lbs
    dead 340lbs
    seated shoulder press 85lbs (each arm)

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    "Right about now, a small Chinese girl is warming up with your MAX."
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    "It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."


    - "The Man in the Arena"
    Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -Joushua Marine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    I have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."
    A very brave confession...
    -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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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    "Right about now, a small Chinese girl is warming up with your MAX."
    all strongman competitors are warming up with my total.
    5'7 425 lbs. 85% bodyfat Need to gain 20-40 lbs.

    New journal - http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=86957 Boring I know, but whatever.

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    "Squat" - drew
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    Quote Originally Posted by laxguy1028
    "It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."


    - "The Man in the Arena"

    One of the greatest quotes of all time.





    Some other good ones:

    "Be the Hammer, not the nail"

    "Act like you've got something between your legs besides a slit"





    I used to have some good ones. I'll have to try and remember what all I used to keep written down.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    One of the greatest quotes ever said

    "If the bar ain't bendin', you're only pretendin' "

    All my lifts are geared towards that goal lol

    or this convo (not a quote but quite good)
    Guy- "So how much do you weigh?"
    Girl- "120"
    Guy- "I could do you for reps"
    Girl- *slap*
    Last edited by MeHoW; 08-24-2006 at 09:28 PM.
    5'6
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    29.5 waist

    Bench:240-250, somewhere in that area.
    Squat:315
    Deadlift:385-405

    Goal: Lift more, Be Bigger and look Better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    I have a poster of a cat hanging from a bar and it says "hang in there."
    I have that same poster but it says "Oh sh!t". No joke.

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    "what?"......me
    Quote Originally Posted by Everyone View Post
    I agree with McVein

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    "Light Weight" Ronnie Coleman


    "A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

    "One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life."

    "Success rests not only on ability, but upon commitment, loyalty, and pride."

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    "The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill"
    -Matty Ferrigno

    "There's something that separates the people that wake up and look forward to putting as much weight on their shoulders as they can physically handle from everyone else"
    Age: 23 - Weight: 237 lbs - Height: 6'1''

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    "Gaining weight and having bigger body will make you look great on any clothing. Men with strong body are very attractive to women. General people tend to admire big muscle too." -mbijay

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    "Obsessed is merely a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated" -Unknown

    EDIT: because I can't spell....
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    h: 5'10" w: 169
    340/235/420

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    "It's all about the V" (referring to lat muscles)
    5'6", 145 lbs.

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    I'm surprised I haven't already seen this one, but to me it's the only quote that matters:

    The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds. - Henry Rollins
    Last edited by Blood&Iron; 03-23-2007 at 04:53 PM.

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnt realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

    Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell

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    Random dude to arnold: Hey Arnold, do you think I should drink milk?

    Arnold: Milk is for babies...Men drink Beer...hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood&Iron View Post
    I'm surprised I haven't already seen this one, but to me it's the only quote that matters:
    There's a few good quotes from The Iron. I actually have that one you mentioned in my AIM profile. But yeah, definitely a great quote from a very smart guy.
    Age: 23 - Weight: 237 lbs - Height: 6'1''

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    "Gaining weight and having bigger body will make you look great on any clothing. Men with strong body are very attractive to women. General people tend to admire big muscle too." -mbijay

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    Those who cannot make time for exercise now must make time for sickness later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiloMike View Post
    I'm too sexy for my shirt...
    lmao i love that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by VikingWarlord View Post
    "You can dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, because dreamers always chase but never get it." --from No Regrets by Aesop Rock
    good song, but it's weird to hear it coming from a metal guy
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    The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back."

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    already been said but its worth mentioning againt


    "Everybody wanna be big, everybody wanna be strong, everybody wanna be a bodybuilder or powerlifter, but nobody wanna lift no heavy ass weight, but I DO!!!!" - Ronnie Coleman


    one we used alot in football:

    "Bustin' mine to kick yours!!"
    Why live if one can not Deadlift?- John Paul Sigmasson

    Accept that which is useful and reject what is not- Bruce Lee

    Reason and Logic trump religion- Me

    Restriction of education, Censorship of knowledge, and Proliferation of religion helps keep the masses tamed- Me

    "Money does not fix everything, Smart fixes everything"

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