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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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    tanning

    im going tanning for the first time and i was wondering how long i should stay in because i have a fair complection?
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    We're Irish, dont bother.

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    proly 15 min. at the most

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    We're Irish, dont bother.
    The man speaks truth - I have never tanned in my entire LIFE. The closest I've come is getting burned and then having the burn fade into a rosy complexion. Good luck on actually getting that Italian/Greek "tan" look. Them's the breaks... but at least we get freckles. Hah, suck it, rest of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madden Freak
    proly 15 min. at the most
    way too much for a first timer!

    8 tops for your first time. then increase by a minute each visit. go about every other day to build up a decent base tan. should take about 4 visits to see results and about 3-4 weeks to see a good base tan.
    Last edited by navyseal646; 11-24-2006 at 09:55 PM.

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    Why are you tanning? I hated tanning beds and will never do it again. I prefer the mystic spray tan.
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    How much does tanning generally cost? Do you get a membership to a place or just pay for each visit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navyseal646
    8 tops for your first time. then increase by a minute each visit. go about every other day to build up a decent base tan. should take about 4 visits to see results and about 3-4 weeks to see a good base tan.
    Maybe, if he's an albino. If you have average skin I'd go for 10 minutes, then 15, then 20. There's no reason you should go 8,9,10 etc... unless you burn extremely easy and you're really pale-or you like wasting money.

    Quote Originally Posted by time2grown06
    What's the over/under on the number of years until he gets skin cancer?
    If you use good lotion and tan moderately you'll be fine.
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    What's the over/under on the number of years until he gets skin cancer?

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    I once did the mystic spray tan....It worked VERY well but it gives off a weird odor when you shower.

    It lasts about 2-3 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c3p
    I once did the mystic spray tan....It worked VERY well but it gives off a weird odor when you shower.

    It lasts about 2-3 weeks.
    Actually it only lasts about 4-5 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cphafner
    Actually it only lasts about 4-5 days.
    Ya I did it once and it lasted about that long. It's nice if you need to be tan the next day for an event or something. It would cost an arm and a leg to be constantly tan using a spray on.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by piff
    How much does tanning generally cost? Do you get a membership to a place or just pay for each visit?
    I payed around $25-30 for one month at Tan Co. You can go as many times as you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB
    Ya I did it once and it lasted about that long. It's nice if you need to be tan the next day for an event or something. It would cost an arm and a leg to be constantly tan using a spray on.
    I did it about 2x's a week leading up to my show. I couldn't stand the tanning beds anymore. I really could have done it just once before the show and then protan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madden Freak
    proly 15 min. at the most
    ARe you NUTS!!!

    Try like 5 tops...

    I have naturally tinted skin and it takes a lot for me to burn and 15 mins is the MAXIMUM in most tanning machines... ASk the lady at the counter but always go low for the first couple trips, its better to be safe then a tomatoe
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    A lot of the tanning shops (where they control the timing) won't let you go longer than 15 minutes. If you're white, try 5 mins, then 10 for a week and finally 15 minutes. Go 3 times a week and then maintain. However, if you're like Kevin then you maybe just waisting your money.

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    just keep in mind that you don't want to burn - do multiple, smaller sessions to slowly build, burning is very bad.
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    What about if you're laying out in the sun?

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