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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    When did u start lifting weights and how?

    i started when i was 19 to impress my girlfriend but in the end i ended up getting hooked to it for life.
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    height - 5' 10 1/2"
    weight - 161bs
    bench - 240lbs (2x)
    curl - 55lbs (dumbell 3x)
    squat - 285 lbs (few times)

    goal to improve body along with strength with help of wbb.com

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    Senior Member Howard 9's Avatar
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    It's funny how you get hooked huh? I never thought it would happen to me when I started.
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    "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried."

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    gettin pumped for football and im hooked all the sudden

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    I hated sucking in PE so I started doing push-ups and sit-ups. Did that for over a year and then I picked up CrossFit.
    SAM and FRODO tie up GOLLUM.
    GOLLUM: No! Smeagol not into ropes, nassty kinky hobbitses.
    FRODO: We just want you to take us to Mordor, you sicko.
    GOLLUM: Mordor? Hobbitses having little Goth phase, maybe? Very angsssty, wanting to go to Mordor, yes yes. Can Smeagol offer black eyeliner to angsssty hobbitses?
    SAM: You stop talking to Mr.--hmm. (to FRODO) You know, you wouldn't look half bad in eyeliner.

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    Started 3 months ago to prepare for college lacrosse. I should have started in high school. Better late than never.
    Height: 6' Weight: 160 lbs
    Goals: Maintain Strength
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    because i just wanted to be ****in huge
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
    630/385/545/1560
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    "im ready for the ladies too, my stomach has never been bigger and ive never been hairier." - Stumprrp

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    Freshman year of college, because some girl blew me off and I was pissed and needed a place to vent.

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    I started last year as a junior in high school. Due to my status as a part time university student, I was allowed to use the campus gym.

    I'd always wanted to weight train, anyway. I found this site and started learning.

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    Started at uni 2 years ago, wasnt strong enough for the breakdancing I was trying to do, and been lifting since.

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    I started when I was 17 just messin around. Got a bench and lat tower, ****ed around with it for a few months and left it for a while. Around my 18th birthday me and my buddies moved the bench into a spare room at my house and started WBB 1. I got hooked and ever since I have been lifting.

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    I swam year round in HS so I never really was interested in lifting

    stopped swimming, kept eating and got fatter than I wanted to be

    I started lifting sophomore year of college and got into it and started lifting the right way at the beginning of junior year.
    5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf

    Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
    Snatch:145 C&J: 205
    Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
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    I first stepped foot in the gym my senior year of high school, ~6 years ago. I didn't have a clue what I was doing until about 3 years ago, when I joined WBB.

    D 435 / S 340 / B 305

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    14 and still learning vauleable info!

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    I first lifted when I was 14. The girlscouts could out lift me. I graduated HS at 6' 160ish. The last 3 years I finally found how to lift smarter and I am currently 222lbs gaining to 235. I have not lifted since thursday and I am freaking out, tommorrow I will finally be able to resume therapy.
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    Started at 13, I was the only kid in the class who moved that bar and 2 plates, hooked since then.

    Only been properly lifting on BIll Starr with more compounds for about 6 months.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Fed up being the skinniest and weakest kid in the class.

    Wanted to look more sexy when naked and improve my physical health.
    Not to bothered about being intimidatingly big (not tall enough to pull that off anyway.)

    I train for asthetics only but want to keep my general fitness up. Strength is a pure secondary benefit but I would do 100 reps with the pink dumbells if it would make me gain more muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altephor View Post
    Freshman year of college, because some girl blew me off and I was pissed and needed a place to vent.
    Hahahahaha.... I had a similar situation.

    The best thing about it was that I made great progress and when I saw her again I was wearing a t-shirt with no sleeves. I caught her looking.

    Now I just lift for myself. It's great setting goals and making them.

    I had lifted before, but this is pretty much when I got serious.
    Last edited by Chris686; 12-25-2006 at 09:39 PM.
    Forever Goal: Strength

    Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can'tstopnow View Post
    I first lifted when I was 14. The girlscouts could out lift me. I graduated HS at 6' 160ish. The last 3 years I finally found how to lift smarter and I am currently 222lbs gaining to 235. I have not lifted since thursday and I am freaking out, tommorrow I will finally be able to resume therapy.
    lol i know what you mean i took today and taking tomorrow off out of my ussually Monday/Tues/Thurs/Fri upper lower workout just to take a break after 5 months and im going nuts!
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    I started seriously lifting freshmen year in college because I wanted a fuller chest
    *New Goals*
    7/7/2010
    I just wanna get back in the weightlifting saddle

    *Old Lifts*
    5/30/2009
    6'2", 190lbs
    Bench: 280x1, 245x3, 225x8
    Squat: 225x8, 245x4
    Deadlift: 225x6, 245x3

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    Senior year in highschool because I was 6'0 135lbs.

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    I started lifting when I was in grade 8 and lifted through most of high school not having a clue what I was doing. I started lifting because my uncle was in town and invited me to come workout with him and my grandpa... I was hooked!

    I stopped lifting during grade 12 but started again first year uni and have been making great gains and learning tons since!
    Full Powerlifting
    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    when i was a sophomore in high school (14)

    to get stronger why else???!?!?!!!?

    but also to become a better athlete/thrower
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Their is only so much taunting someone can take because they are a few BF%'s higher than skinny stoners.

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    13 cause I wanted to pound my friends face in.
    14 cause I had quit
    15 Cause I had quit fooled around till about 16
    On feb 06 I did my first squat and got addicited.
    "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press.
    "It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
    "It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
    "It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

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    Um.. must have bee a good friend Nick.

    I got my revenge on the people that had it coming... it was sweet.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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