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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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    ***hole at the gym physically interfered w/ my set

    I go to the gym this morning for my standard saturday morning leg session. I warm up with a walk on the treadmill and do some light stretching before making way to the squat rack. I do a set of 10 reps at 135 for a light warmup. My first working set of 365 is comes next. I lift off with the bar and get my feet set and get about 3 reps done and notice in the mirror 2 dudes standing behind me. On about my 5th rep I go down(to parallel, chronic back problems allow me to go no further) and begin to come back up when this guy puts his hands on the bar and proceeds to push the bar back down! As he pushes it he says "Dude you gotta go further down to do it right."

    I let the bar roll off my back and land on the racks causing a crash that gets most peoples attention. I am a very non confrontational person that rarely snaps, so I was trying to maintain my cool when the conversation went something like this:

    Me: "Don't you EVER ****ing touch me!"

    Dude #1: "Hey I'm just trying to help you do it right."

    Dude #2: "Relax man most people appreciate our help."

    Me: "I suggest you get away from me right now."

    Dude #2: "Or else what?"

    Dude #1: "Yeah there's two of us."

    2 guys that I see frequently at the gym walk over.

    Gym regular #1: "yeah now theres three of us."

    Dude #1: "I'm outta here I don't need this **** today!"

    I really didn't want it to come to a near group brawl, but I couldn't believe someone would physically get involved with a strangers set.
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    WTF? How could pushing down on the bar possibly help you? What a stupid and dangerous thing to do. If he thinks you're not getting enough depth, he could have told you after your set.

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    I'm impressed with your patience. If I were in your position I would have knocked the dude out without a second thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    I'm impressed with your patience. If I were in your position I would have knocked the dude out without a second thought.
    :withstupi yep,I wouldn't tolerate that.
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    smash his face in next time, will teahc him right

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    you had 365 on your back and dude touched you?

    that would definitely cause some static

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    God that was stupid. What the hell was that idiot thinking pushing down on 365? He could have killed somebody doing that. By the way, you have the patience of a saint. I don't think I would have been able to restrain myself.

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    holy ****. what a douche bag. im suprised you didnt drop him right then and there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    holy ****. what a douche bag. im suprised you didnt drop him right then and there.
    FOR SURE! He would of been face first on the ground licking the old sweat off the floor, if that would of been me.

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    I would have more then a few choice words to say to him. Talk about being patient Webb.
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    You're only doing one warm up set?
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    That is absolutely insane.

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    If there was ever one situation in the gym that would justify an old fashioned beatdown....
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    Wow! Some people are ******s.
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    They could have caused you to get injured or something... pricks.

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    I would have demanded the manager either tear up their memberships or mine, but I'm always looking for a way to get out of my crappy gym.
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    Wow, I don't even know what I would have done in that situation, but I doubt I would have your patience. What a prick.
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    Yep, really could have caused you to have a big injury. I would have threw a 60 pound dumbell at his head

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    that's just stupidly dangerous

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    The manager was not there, but the girl at the desk assured me she would tell the manager what happened.

    As for the patience, I do NOT like how I feel before, during, and after a fight. I know they deserved an ass whoopin, but I take all extremes not to go that far.

    Franco, yes I only do one warmup set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast
    They could have caused you to get injured or something... pricks.
    my back is very injury prone, which is why I was most upset. I only go to parallel for a reason. grrrrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWebb78
    Franco, yes I only do one warmup set
    I was going to ask about this, too.

    How do you jump from 135 to 365 like that??? My legs would be shakin' like a salt shaker.

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    i can't believe they pushed the bar down and then threatened to fight you 2v1....

    slash their tires.

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