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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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    You know what would be the coolest gym-lifting atmosphere?

    I randomly thought about this the other day while I was lifting in the gym how much cooler it would be, if I had a part of my house with all the nessecary gym equipment I need supplied with black lights and strobe lights and some blaring "pump up" music like cool trance or some other crap. And maybe some minimal fog effects, while there is enough light to see what you're doing while it's still dark in the with all the blacklight/strobe lights. Reminds me of them commercials Triple H does for advertisements like he's lifting in some broiler room with steam spewing from the pipes and stuff.

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    That would give you such a pump.

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    Not only that, but my mindset would be totally 100% focused. I'd feel like I was playing a god in greek mythology with lightning striking around my miraculous lifts. And maybe get some dumbells made out of ivory and marble.

    Alright I'm taking this a little too far, but still my initial first post would be right on.

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    I'd like naked chicks dancing around me - just for inspiration.

    Maybe a gym / strip club. :evillaugh
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    I seem to be more motivated when there is more light. Like a light up room would give me more of a pump than a dim one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    I'd like naked chicks dancing around me - just for inspiration.

    Maybe a gym / strip club. :evillaugh
    No fun doing barbell shrugs and deadlifts with a boner.
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    Is cutting down to 9% Jordanbcool's Avatar
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    I would have a run down basement with cracks in the walls and atleast one broken light. Everything would be a little rusty but nothing crazy. Probably only one machine (cable lat rows) and thats it. A boom box in the corner with some sort of MP3 player attachment having various motivational songs like "eye of the tiger" and "welcome to the jungle". Training partner would be someone of equal size and strength. Mirrors would cover most of the walls. Above the mirrors would be black and white pictures of ronnie coleman, arnold shwartzanegger, kevin levrone, dorian yates lou ferringo and other various bodybuilding greats (frank zane, flex wheeler the blond bomber etc.) all in their respective primes. Also pictures of them working out in various excersizes (a heavy set of deads for example) all in black and white.

    Wow. Thats what I have dreams about.......I plan on making a room like that for when I finally get my own house. I'd be breaking PR's left and right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnySadMan
    No fun doing barbell shrugs and deadlifts with a boner.

    What?! Gotta work through the pain, that will make a man out of you!

    Jordan's got the right idea.
    Face it: biceps are the muscle that classifies you as a muscle man.

    Striding across the fields, carrying a vorpal blade, cometh Clawhammer! And he gives a bloodthirsty bellow:

    "As sure as predators devour prey, I shall paint the town a sanguine shade of doom!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    I'd like naked chicks dancing around me - just for inspiration.

    Maybe a gym / strip club. :evillaugh
    i was thinking the same thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    I'd like naked chicks dancing around me - just for inspiration.

    Maybe a gym / strip club. :evillaugh
    i was thinking the same thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    I'd like naked chicks dancing around me - just for inspiration.

    Maybe a gym / strip club. :evillaugh
    I bet there is a niche market for that. I wouldn't be surprised if a gym like that could actually do very well.
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    i like working out at gyms where there are people as equally or even more motivated than i am.. wish there was a Crossfit branch where i am!

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    A gym with a bunch of serious die hard power lifters.
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    I'd want to work out in a gym like Ivan Drago has in Rocky IV.

    Or that Russian gym in the middle of Siberia that Arnold is lifting in in the beginning of Raw Deal.

    Edit: I meant Red Heat. Thanks Max Thunder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    I'd want to work out in a gym like Ivan Drago has in Rocky IV.

    Or that Russian gym in the middle of Siberia that Arnold is lifting in in the beginning of Raw Deal.
    My thoughts exactly, saw Rocky IV the other day and they really sold poor old Rocky short there...working out with logs and pulling his overweight coach around in a cart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane
    I'd want to work out in a gym like Ivan Drago has in Rocky IV.

    Or that Russian gym in the middle of Siberia that Arnold is lifting in in the beginning of Raw Deal.
    You must mean Red Heat!

    Ivan Drago's gym is too high-tech for me, I'd rather train at Rocky's gym in Rocky IV. Although I'd love to try the rotator cuff machine Drago is using during the training montage.

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    Or a gym where there are 100 ridiculously good looking girls and just you, and a spotter that happens to be british that screams in a cockney accent to get you to do that last rep, and no douches in a string tank tops doing curls in the squat rack.

    EDIT: The spotter would have to be a 50 year old man too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Thunder
    You must mean Red Heat!

    Ivan Drago's gym is too high-tech for me, I'd rather train at Rocky's gym in Rocky IV. Although I'd love to try the rotator cuff machine Drago is using during the training montage.
    Ya, you're right. I was getting my movies wrong. lol
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    A warm place to work out in would be nice, sometimes I hate the way my gym turns the AC all the way up. All I would want to hear in the gym is the weights clanking because sometimes the guys in my gym get a little chatty.
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    Strobe lights and crap...ha. Pumpin up before you go out to the club?

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    I don't understand what everyone's fascination is with lifting old, beat-up, rusty weights in a crappy, unsanitary gym. It's like everyone feels the need to be "hardcore". Old-school equipment doesn't make you hardcore, busting your ass in the gym does.
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    I don't understand what everyone's fascination is with lifting old, beat-up, rusty weights in a crappy, unsanitary gym. It's like everyone feels the need to be "hardcore". Old-school equipment doesn't make you hardcore, busting your ass in the gym does.
    You've obviously never tried to lift weights with a nasty case of tetanus.
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    :withstupi I really don't understand it either. Maybe it makes me more badass if I'm using equipment older than I am.
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    Meh, Lockjaw never stopped me from lifting HYOOOGE.
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    I have to say I am happy with the gym I go to already. 8 blocks from my work and 85% of the ones who show up are very serious. A rock wall would be cool though.
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