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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  1. #1
    Banned Roddy's Avatar
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    Ever feel like life is taking you on a ride?

    A few years back i went on one of the most insane and acclaimed roller coasters in the world. I had never even ridden on one before, and i went straight for the biggest one. I remember the first drop, the speed, the pressure, the pain. I hated it. I thought i would implode that day from the G's that thing hit.

    Its been something like 3 years since i rode that rollercoaster.... but those 5 minutes i spend on that ride, have suddenly started to feel exactly like everyday of my life for the past 3 months.

    Everyday i just hang on.

    Anyone else feel like this?

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    Ex-Manwhore KingWilder's Avatar
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    currently, yes
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    big pimpin biggimp's Avatar
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    i only feel like that if i am about to ejaculate prematurely.
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    -Girls like big strong men, all the other men has to find a niche or a thing they supposedly love, you saving whales or reading books, to get laid.
    -Look..first I am scared little freezing virgin munk, but then I bare my self and I am nothing like a freezing virgin!
    -Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke, he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today.
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    And I'll clench my buttcheeks as hard as I can to keep free of intruders.


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    THUNDER THIGHS! Fuzzy's Avatar
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    so good being 14... no concerns, no worries, lift, eat, party, and be merry.

    being and adult doesnt sound so appealing anymore.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    so good being 14... no concerns, no worries, lift, eat, party, and be merry.

    being and adult doesnt sound so appealing anymore.
    Exactly! Hold on to your youth for as long as you can!

    (just don't be 'that guy' who is 45, balding, and has a small pony tail...)

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    AM MMA Fighter crazedwombat's Avatar
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    Sweating and grunting...where you should be.
    ^^ or still living with his momma and going to highschool parties at 45
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    "Somewhere along the line, we seem to have confused comfort with happiness."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    so good being 14... no concerns, no worries, lift, eat, party, and be merry.

    being and adult doesnt sound so appealing anymore.
    So true. When I was seventeen I had the world by the hands, or so it seemed. I had a car, money, and lots of partying materials (read: booze and some dope). We would go on burn cruises for six hours a day and party it up on the weekends. It was a good time, but then I found more important things and had to quit. Now it seems as if every day just drags on. All I do is work, save my money and that's about it. Don't take responsibility until you have to. You're only young once and even though I am young, I lost out on a lot by assuming too much at one time. Have fun.

    For eight months of my life I was taken on a ride. I enjoyed it more than nearly anything. I always had a clear mind and rarely thought about anything. It was great. I was free. Now it's totally different.
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    Waiting for weight! Powdered_Power's Avatar
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    If I could go back in time I would definately go to college, take it easy for as long as I can before diving head first into this whole adult thing, I lived in 3different countries and Im only 21. That being said, try to better yourself every day and find the things in life you enjoy most so it doesnt all seem like such a drag.
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    Werd life it like a big fat blunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggimp View Post
    i only feel like that if i am about to ejaculate prematurely.
    Gold, absolute gold.

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    No, but sometimes life bends me over, makes me grab my ankles and gives er till I cant sit for days.
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    cakin Cirino83's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggimp View Post
    i only feel like that if i am about to ejaculate prematurely.

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    WBB's Juggernaut/Liason BigCorey75's Avatar
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    The only place where you can mix Alcohol and Live Ammunition and its called a "Family Outing", Texas
    "Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, if your going my way I wanna drive it all nght long" - Tom Petty (also redone by Rascal Flats)

    smart smart man, good words to live by
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    System's BiAtch! _8_Ball's Avatar
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    Go figure, I would much rather stay where I am right now then going back to being younger.

    I prefer to have a great wife, good job and all the freedom to buy and do what I want to.

    Obviously this will be reduced a little when I have kids but my life today is 100x better then 5-7 years ago and it was pretty good back then.

    I always though that being young and "carefree" was overated, even back then. I always saw partying and getting waisted as a total waist of time and money.

    Just my POV.


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    Smeagol on Steroids Mercuryblade's Avatar
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    Highschool was fun, but I really like college alot better. When you come home and party with all your old friends again, it really makes you realize how much more you appreciate them then you did in highschool.

    However f I could put myself in a time machine that would take me 5.5 years into the future and I would be done with school, I would do it in a heartbeat.

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    Senior Member Walrus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75 View Post
    "Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long, if your going my way I wanna drive it all nght long" - Tom Petty


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    All the time bro, I get confused and my attitudes/goals change as often as I change my underwear (at least once per day, I'm not a dirt bag). Sometimes I questions whats the whole point you know? Why get out of bed in the morning? Where is this is going, whats the big great end result I'm working towards? At times I can be a real head case, having sever mood swings. I'll go from perfectly happy straight to depressed or out of no where I'll become on edge exploding on the drop of a dime.

    I do know one thing, the gym helps with a lot of this. Less time to sit around thinking and when I'm lifting I feel like I can actually concentrate on something. Same with school or work, as long as I'm distracted and don't have to deal with reality I'm fine. Free time = psycho head games for me, and right now I've got WAY too much free time. Time to find another job.

    Sometimes I swear I should be locked in one of those padded rooms with the other loonies.

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