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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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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    I really dont think it matters, 200 pounds is just insane to curl... I barely ever see guys using more then 50's to curl and hes going for 200's?

    I've rarely if ever even see a 100 pound dumbell being curled, so I think a 200 is just right out of the question.

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    damn im jealous! i want em, haha
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    He's not going to do it with strict form, he's just BSin you if he says that. He's going to go to the preacher curl, do it with one dumbbell and put his left hand on the left corner and use his whole body to heave it up diagonally, just like he was arm wrestling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    He's not going to do it with strict form, he's just BSin you if he says that. He's going to go to the preacher curl, do it with one dumbbell and put his left hand on the left corner and use his whole body to heave it up diagonally, just like he was arm wrestling.
    this is what I thought. I went over with him about 5 times to cover it all. he claims it is a standing curl, with no body english. just an honest to god 200 lb curl.

    I still don't think it's possible, it just bothers me how persistent he is about being able to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    He's not going to do it with strict form, he's just BSin you if he says that. He's going to go to the preacher curl, do it with one dumbbell and put his left hand on the left corner and use his whole body to heave it up diagonally, just like he was arm wrestling.

    for sure, this guy is obviously strong in the arms, but 200 lb dumbells is super human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWebb78
    this is what I thought. I went over with him about 5 times to cover it all. he claims it is a standing curl, with no body english. just an honest to god 200 lb curl.

    I still don't think it's possible, it just bothers me how persistent he is about being able to do it.
    ya that's exactly how this kid at work is... he acts like its not even a big deal, no matter what i say. I'm gonna take his money and laugh it up at the bar with my friends that night haha.

    You should at least make this guy get the tab on a night out or something, rather than give you straight cash. Only because you said you were friends.
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    This one really is an odd situation. The world record for 1-arm strict DB curls is below 200lbs, so there's absolutely no way he can do it.

    But, if the guy is a total beast and a world-class strength-athlete, he knows what a strict DB curl is, and he probably doesn't care to make **** up. It's like Ronnie Coleman telling people he is a lean 350 lbs. He just wouldn't do that.

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    Erm, maybe we got a new world record breaker here?

    I wanna see the video.

    This isn't like the bet at the office.

    I ain't going say he can't do it, but I got my doubts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeHartD
    You should at least make this guy get the tab on a night out or something, rather than give you straight cash. Only because you said you were friends.
    Yeah, that's actually a really good suggestion. I think he'd be way more willing to pay $100 in a bar tab (or less, most likely) than fork over $100 in hard cash. It'll leave less of a sting, and you can both still be friends afterwards, even though it's the same monetary value.
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    I watched one of the barbarian brothers youtube doing reps with 150's. They where just heaving it up though. Check out Bertil Fox (youtube) doing some crazy incline curls
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    Just go into this thread, heres my take.

    1) I personally don't think he can do it. Not today or tomarrow or any other day with any amount of steroids/training etc. etc.

    But you all have to realize how crazy we would sound if we went back in time and said we could now fly in 2006. Maybe not us, but we've made machines to do it for us. I never thought a person could lift cars but I've seen it. I've see a person balance a small car on their head.........I've seen people pull airplanes and trains like toy cars.........

    I believe though, that their is essentially nothing we cannot accomplish. If we can't do it with will or power we'll make some sort of mechanical machine to do it for us.

    So maybe he can't do it but I wouldnt be surprised if he did......seems pretty crazy, but you gotta remember how many insanly impossible barriers we've already shattered in our small existance as a species.
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    whats 'english'?

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    did this guy do the curl yet or what?
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    no, we were talking about it thrusday night, and i wont see him again til monday. I just wanted to get some opinions over the weekend. If i decide to make a bet then it wont be til midweek probably.
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    I'm with the dudes who say it make something like a bar tab or beer- just because you don't mind forking over dough if does miraculously do it, when he doesn't suceed (which he won't), there might be a grudge there that would strain your friendship.

    Or you COULD just bet money, and when he loses play it off and give him a "nah man, just buy me some brews" and everything would be good.
    Either way, I definitely want to see a vid of this.
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    I think the record for dumbbell curl is 220 pounds? Barbell is 440? Set by same person I believe. I read this in an article awhile ago...i'll try and find it.

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    I wanna see him snap is arm while tring to dumbbell curl 200 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoaxy
    I think the record for dumbbell curl is 220 pounds? Barbell is 440? Set by same person I believe. I read this in an article awhile ago...i'll try and find it.
    WOW...so many different "world records" for dumbell curling.

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    little update, since we work at UPS and get heavy packages in all the time, we happened to get a cylinder of something weighting 137 lbs, with a handle on it. this thing was the ideal shape for curling, since it was narrow enough to let him start at his side and try and pull straight up.

    to his credit, it came about halfway up and made me very nervous. then it stuck and he couldnt get it. after a little ribbing he still claimed that he has done it. he said this wasn't a dumbell and he didnt even warm up. I let it go after that.

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    even a half curl with 137 is impressive lol
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    hmmm, it would be interesting to see.

    There was a guy in my platoon in the marine corps that did dumbell curls with 110's for 2 reps. He did the first rep with proper form and then threw up the second one cheating some. Guy had massive forearms and I have never met anyone that had a stronger handshake.

    He was weak, on average, everywhere else except his curls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyTX
    hmmm, it would be interesting to see.

    There was a guy in my platoon in the marine corps that did dumbell curls with 110's for 2 reps. He did the first rep with proper form and then threw up the second one cheating some. Guy had massive forearms and I have never met anyone that had a stronger handshake.

    He was weak, on average, everywhere else except his curls.
    interesting, how was his pullups or rows? bench?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp
    interesting, how was his pullups or rows? bench?

    His pullups were strong when we had PT. He could easily get the 20 reps, he usually stopped there, same as I, so we could save strength for the sittups and run. The only time I saw him bench was 245 x 3 and he stuggled for that.

    Never saw any shoulder pressing but talking to him one day and he said his squat was his weakest and he maxed out around 265. Alot of this could be due to his height, he was roughly 6'2 to 6'3" cause I remember he appeared to be the same height as my step father.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bill
    I watched one of the barbarian brothers youtube doing reps with 150's. They where just heaving it up though. Check out Bertil Fox (youtube) doing some crazy incline curls

    I've never seen anyone do curls like that. What's the deal with those? Works triceps too or something?

    This is the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga-EAqbgD6w
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three
    This is the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga-EAqbgD6w
    Incline DB curls are really good, but I don't now wtf he was doing. Guess it worked for him - his arms are huge.

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