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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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    Man kicked out of gym for grunting


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    Grunting is commonplace at most gyms, but not Planet Fitness, which discourages so-called "musclehead behavior."


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    When I deadlift I can't help not to grunt >_< how lame to get kicked out

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    If you don't grunt, what can you do? What is a grunt anyways? Is it just normal breathing? When I bench press or squat I go "sshhhhhhhhhh". Is that a grunt? I can't hold my breath. I wish I was there at the gym. I would of gone berzerk.
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    I once puked in the squat rack after a set of squats. Surely they wouldn't have kicked me out for that.

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    if they dont want "muscleheads" in there, then they should just get rid of all the free weights and replace them with cardio machines.
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    That's hilarious.. especially that Lunk-o-meter!! Can you image a siren and flashing lights going off if you grunt or drop a weight?? What's more intimidating?? The siren and flashing lights or the grunt?

    BTW.. I wonder what they do about farts? I have that problem a lot when I squat and DL.. and sometimes they are loud! I would love to see the siren go off when I farted!! I would love to read that story online! or see it on the TV News. Man gets booted from fitness club for farting!

    PS.. and did you see all the Smith Machines? And people using them? OUCH!!
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    Did anyone notice the "no deadlifting" on the sign? WTF!!

    I'm all for creating non-intimidating environments for people with security issues ... but to ban one of the most important (if not THE MOST IMPORTANT) movement in existance? She shouldn't be allowed to own or operate a gym. PERIOD.

    What is it, a ****ing library??
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    Did you see the picture of the lunk alarm? On it is their definition of a lunk:
    lunk (lunk) n. [slang] one who grunts, drops weights, or judges...and "judges" is highlighted.

    Talk about a bunch of pantywaists.

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    Can someone tell be briefly what a grunt is and if it is different that a ssssshhhhhhh or ahhhhhhh. Thanks.

    P.S. This is a serious question so don't make fun of me.
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    What I would call a grunt would be what a caveman would do for lack of a better description. To me a shhhhhhhhhh would be exhaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik
    What I would call a grunt would be what a caveman would do for lack of a better description. To me a shhhhhhhhhh would be exhaling.
    Thanks. I guess something like a monkey or something too.
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    If Jean-Paul Sartre and Tom Stoppard ran a gym as a huge joke:

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    roflmao...

    that is just SILLY, that lady should really be shot or forced to do 20 rep squats and see if she grunts, hell i SCREAM sometimes.

    the planet fitness near me just got rid of all 100lb, 90lb, 80lb and 70lb dumbbells, because they dont want body builders. wow, talk about crazy. and what used to be powerhouse, now clubfit, decreased the size of the free weight area, although they carry up to 150.

    so you either go to golds or the Y in my state, lol.

    that guy is jacked btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Three
    Did you see the picture of the lunk alarm? On it is their definition of a lunk:
    lunk (lunk) n. [slang] one who grunts, drops weights, or judges...and "judges" is highlighted.
    Hmmmmm...who's JUDGING there? Bunch o' hypocrites!
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    That **** is absolutely insane, and intolerable. Everyone wants to always cry about descrimination, there's some right there!
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    After reading this story again, does this woman (pollazzannoo or some ****) have a problem with big, masculine men?
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    That's rediculous. We should all write that place.

    There's one guy at the Y who always yells at us for 'dropping' the weights. (read dropping as letting down a deadlift) It's so rediculous.

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    One guy at my gym grunts for every rep he does. Its not a normal grunt either, more like he's going to shoot a load. Try listening to that for one hour straight.

    I don't have a problem with an occasional grunt when you are pushing heavy weights, but if you grunt while doing curls, you're an idoit.

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    I really don't see the need for the story.

    The place simply wouldnt get any business from any real lifter. Its basically a weight room for pussies and old grandma's. Not really people I want to be with while I work out anyways. I like to workout at night now at my gym because I'm surronded by people that actually weight lift instead of grandma's that do yoga stretching while I'm squatting.

    I'd go in there, make a HUGE obnoxious scream/grunt while I lift. Then when asked to leave I'd make a big scene threatening to throw weights across the room etc. etc.

    Bascially just give those guys a really hard time for being such weinies. Soon you'll hear "please, use inside voices". What a crock of crap.
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    I never realized how restrictive PF was. I have a friend who goes there because it's cheaper than most of the other gyms in the area. I'm going to have to show him this report.

    Edit: I just saw the "No Deadlifting" sign. That's rediculous. That would make me choose another, more expensive gym, simply so that I could do my favorite exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    Did anyone notice the "no deadlifting" on the sign? WTF!!

    I'm all for creating non-intimidating environments for people with security issues ... but to ban one of the most important (if not THE MOST IMPORTANT) movement in existance? She shouldn't be allowed to own or operate a gym. PERIOD.

    What is it, a ****ing library??
    Yeah, it's completely ridiculous. The heavy compounds are about the only exercises that I start to making noises doing. Not so much of a grunt, but more of an angry growl, lol. You need to exert the energy and I couldn't imagine doing a compound exercise without proper breathing or the noises that may ensue from exerted energy. So stupid.
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    I fart when I deadlift, but it's silent but deadlies so I'm safe.
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    WOW I'm in shock. No self respecting lifter should ever go there. My reasons why this is rediculous. 1. The guy was squatting 500lbs ! enough said! 2. I can't stand people who Judge and call bodybuilders "muslce heads" and "meatheads" just because they take care of their bodies and can lift large amounts of weight 3. The gym is our house in the first place if you want to be a silent curl jockey go do it in your basement. 4. no deadlifting? enough said! I am no were near a judgemental person and I as well as many other lifters are more than happy to help anybody out that includes in the gym so why people can't get over their own insicurities when in the gym amazes me.

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    I only make noises during max lifts, and they're not very loud at all...most of the time. And if I'm like 3/4 the way through some ball busting volume exercise. But still, nothing out of the realm of decency.
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