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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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    Silverback gorilla vs WSM

    Recently I watched the new King Kong, and it got me wondering... Does anybody here know the strength of an adult male gorilla as compared to World's Strongest Man. I'd imagine the WSM guys would be a little stronger, but how much?

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    This should be in general chat. But my money's on the gorilla.

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    A gorilla would tear his arms off. No contest. There is no comparison in physical power, with the balance being far in favor of the gorilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mission View Post
    Recently I watched the new King Kong, and it got me wondering... Does anybody here know the strength of an adult male gorilla as compared to World's Strongest Man. I'd imagine the WSM guys would be a little stronger, but how much?
    An adult male gorilla is at least 3x stronger and it's body is many, many times more durable. Just one an adult male gorilla would beat to death a dozen WSM competators to death with ease.
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    I don't think they're stronger than gorillas. Gorillas are ridiculously strong. Found this:

    The strength of a silverback gorilla has never been measured, but it should be sufficient to say that anecdotal evidence of animals observed almost casually bending and snapping objects such as tempered steel bars (2 inches thick) and giant bamboo stalks, suggest that the gorilla has the muscle power of between 8-15 men and possibly more. Jersey Zoos Jambo was observed to hang from one arm (he was over 400 lbs) while methodically ripping over 200 ft of inner ceiling planks from the roof of the new gorilla house with his other arm (the planks were securely screwed and nailed), simply because he didn't like them. No other animal outside of the great apes has such a combination of strength and dexterity. The fact that gorillas don't use their strength to attack other animals in the manner of chimpanzees or baboons means very little as they are by their very nature, peaceful animals. Gorillas also have one of the most powerful jaws of any animal, which they use to get to the piths of various trees and plants. They can also use them in defense, and can inflict serious wounds with their bites if they so wish. Stories of their ferocity are largely unfounded, and when left alone, gorillas will never attack humans.
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    In my opinion the gorilla wins hands down.
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    A gorilla would rip their lips off and kiss his ass wit them shts. He'd pull WSM tongues out and lick his ballls wit em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    A gorilla would rip their lips off and kiss his ass wit them shts. He'd pull WSM tongues out and lick his ballls wit em
    Did you have fun writing all that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Did you have fun writing all that?
    Never saw that movie I take it...

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    No. What's that from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krboyd7 View Post
    In my opinion the gorilla wins hands down.
    No opinion about it.

    Not to mention a male gorilla weighs like 400 or more pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    No. What's that from?
    Hmm it's a chappelle movie...wana say blue streak maybe?

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    Would this be one of the space gorillas like in halo 2, or an ordinary zoo gorilla?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Hmm it's a chappelle movie...wana say blue streak maybe?
    What the...? I think my girlfriend was just talking about that movie. I haven't seen it yet. The only Chappelle movie I've seen is Half-Baked, I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja
    Would this be one of the space gorillas like in halo 2, or an ordinary zoo gorilla?
    Just an ordinary, 400+ pound zoo gorilla.
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    I saw something on the discovery channel where they computer simulated a fight between a gorilla (not sure if it was a Silverback or not, gorillas are huge anyhow) and a cheetah I think (maybe leopard but I know it wasn't a tiger).

    The fight lasted longer then I would have though, and it ended up with the gorilla breaking the cat's back rather painfully in half.

    I thought it was neat, but dunno how they simulate such a fight.

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    ^^

    I saw that one as well. Pretty interesting. The strength of the gorilla was mind-boggling. They simulated real-world strength into machines, didn't they? I don't recall.
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    It was a leopard, and that show is pretty worthless. Anyways, I would have thought the answer to the op was pretty obvious
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    The fight was worthless. It was all computer-simulated as a pre-determined fight. I want to see a real fight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy56 View Post
    Hmm it's a chappelle movie...wana say blue streak maybe?
    dave chappelle wasnt in blue streak
    ur thinking of Martin Lawrence

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    gorillas are rediculosly powerful, there forearms are like a tree stump!

    if i had one chasing me i think id crap my entire organ system and throw up my brain.
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    Even an adult chimp is stronger than the strongest human. A naturalist who had a young chimp as a pet, observed it trying to open a door (after watching the humans do it). Not realizing one had to TURN the handle, the chimp (a mere two years old) bent the knob DOWNWARDS until it snapped off.
    This was a solid brass handle and the chimp (as I mentioned) was only two years old...a ways from adulthood.


    All of the great apes are far stronger than humans. There is no comparision.

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    maybe we should hang from trees from birth and run on all 4's! diesel arms and legs! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mission View Post
    Recently I watched the new King Kong, and it got me wondering... Does anybody here know the strength of an adult male gorilla as compared to World's Strongest Man. I'd imagine the WSM guys would be a little stronger, but how much?
    I hope you weren't serious in thinking that. Many land animals are several times stronger than the "world's strongest man". Lions, tigers, and bears oh my! Gorillas, elephants, giraffes, alligators, etc.

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    He used gorilla because their body is much more similair to ours than an elephant...

    And even if a human had a simple 9mm gun, the gorilla probably would get really hurt and pissed and chase after you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    maybe we should hang from trees from birth and run on all 4's! diesel arms and legs! lol

    funny you should say that. I was just googling and ran across this.

    Good for a laugh...but not much else.

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