The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

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    Home gym to Real gym...

    I've been using an actual gym for about a year now. I never realized it before, but I was looking over my old journal and my lifts went up a lot when I switched. My max for squat at my home gym was 185, when I went to a real gym it jumped to 225 and that was easy (I know cause I used to right if something was difficult or not :P ) My deads went from 225 to 285. This happen to anyone else?

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    Night and day difference between my home gym and the real gym.

    Like cant even compare. Pretty much like going from T-ball to the major leagues.

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    how so? because you dont have the right equipment to do more? or becuase your not motivated to work out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    how so? because you dont have the right equipment to do more? or becuase your not motivated to work out?
    huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanH
    huh?
    I think he is saying a DL is a DL anywhere you do it...a squat is a squat anywhere you do it. Why do you do better in a gym when it is the same at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56
    I think he is saying a DL is a DL anywhere you do it...a squat is a squat anywhere you do it. Why do you do better in a gym when it is the same at home?
    Sense of security at the gym?

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    I don't know. It might just be the mindset I am in when I go to the gym. Also I was worried about weight falling off of the bar and smashing through the floor in my house. The room I used wasn't known for it strong floors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanH
    I've been using an actual gym for about a year now. I never realized it before, but I was looking over my old journal and my lifts went up a lot when I switched. My max for squat at my home gym was 185, when I went to a real gym it jumped to 225 and that was easy (I know cause I used to right if something was difficult or not :P ) My deads went from 225 to 285. This happen to anyone else?

    This makes no sense to me. You're saying that you'll squat 185 max at home one day and the very next day you can go to a 'real gym' and max out at 225?? So, impressing the ladies gives you that much of an extra boost?
    5'11" 220lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanH
    I don't know. It might just be the mindset I am in when I go to the gym. Also I was worried about weight falling off of the bar and smashing through the floor in my house. The room I used wasn't known for it strong floors.

    So you weren't really doing your max at home......mystery solved.
    5'11" 220lbs.

    BENCH - 330 x 1
    SQUAT - 405 x 1
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    so its the not having the correct equipment part that was making you lag in a home gym?
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    Give the man a break.

    For me, I have to have a real gym to go to. I have all the weights I need at my house, but it's just the environment. There's no substitute for the gym environment.
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    Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipes
    This makes no sense to me. You're saying that you'll squat 185 max at home one day and the very next day you can go to a 'real gym' and max out at 225?? So, impressing the ladies gives you that much of an extra boost?

    You caught me! I made it all up. I must be an attention whore or something. -_-

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    I have everything I need here, so no. The club/gym environment grosses me out and annoys me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    I have everything I need here, so no. The club/gym environment grosses me out and annoys me.

    I have a bottle of hand sanitizer for when I go to the gym. =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686
    Give the man a break.

    give him a break? were just trying to figure out what his reasoning is behind a 60 pound increase by "going to the gym".
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    MY question is, do you have a spotter at home? Do you have one at the gym?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitlife
    MY question is, do you have a spotter at home? Do you have one at the gym?

    Sometimes

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    It's not like the gains were over night. It happened over about a month. Why would I make this up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    give him a break? were just trying to figure out what his reasoning is behind a 60 pound increase by "going to the gym".
    Psychological reasons.

    Not everything is physical. The psychological aspect of lifting is sometimes just as important as the physical.

    A perfect example:
    Your dog just died and you feel sad. You have no real drive to go to the gym, but you do it anyways. Do you think your workouts will suffer?

    Now I'll give you a break for being so narrow-minded.
    Last edited by Chris686; 11-22-2006 at 01:23 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris686
    Psychological reasons.

    Not everything is physical. The psychological aspect of lifting is sometimes just as important as the physical.

    A perfect example:
    Your dog just died and you feel sad. You have no real drive to go to the gym, but you do it anyways. Do you think your workouts will suffer?

    Now I'll give you a break for being so narrow-minded.
    oh sure your workout MIGHT suffer. learn how to channel your emotions though. and also how does that have anything to do with going to the gym as opposed to a home gym. i know your giving an example of a psycological situation. but i still dont agree with your reasoning. mabye its because you dont wanna look like a pussy or whatever so you pump out more weight. but that could hinder your progress because it may result in bad form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    oh sure your workout MIGHT suffer. learn how to channel your emotions though. and also how does that have anything to do with going to the gym as opposed to a home gym. i know your giving an example of a psycological situation. but i still dont agree with your reasoning. mabye its because you dont wanna look like a pussy or whatever so you pump out more weight. but that could hinder your progress because it may result in bad form.
    naw, my form if great. I am so happy I started this thread. You have all given me so much info. Appearently I just don't wanna look like a pussy and I wanna impress chicks... by chicks I guess I mean dudes cause I have seen about 2 females in the gym. Maybe I just made it up....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanH
    naw, my form if great. I am so happy I started this thread. You have all given me so much info. Appearently I just don't wanna look like a pussy and I wanna impress chicks... by chicks I guess I mean dudes cause I have seen about 2 females in the gym. Maybe I just made it up....
    Finally it comes out... You seem to thrive on the all the pent up sexual frustration at the gym.

    Solution... Invite all your friends that don't get laid to work out with you at home!

    I wish I had a home gym. I would LOVE that! I'd blast out my own music and scream and grunt all I wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder
    Finally it comes out... You seem to thrive on the all the pent up sexual frustration at the gym.

    Solution... Invite all your friends that don't get laid to work out with you at home!

    I wish I had a home gym. I would LOVE that! I'd blast out my own music and scream and grunt all I wanted
    lol. It's not great. I don't have a rack but I can blast hatebreed as loud as i want. Until my neighbors call the cops (which they do all the time >_<) and they make me turn it down.
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    The atomsphere at the gym helps me to stay focused more often. I know this so it is why I go to a public gym. I need to seperate home life and working out, it's my time away to take it out on the iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detard
    oh sure your workout MIGHT suffer. learn how to channel your emotions though. and also how does that have anything to do with going to the gym as opposed to a home gym. i know your giving an example of a psycological situation. but i still dont agree with your reasoning. mabye its because you dont wanna look like a pussy or whatever so you pump out more weight. but that could hinder your progress because it may result in bad form.
    I give up. It's like talking to a 16 year old.

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