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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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    You know you're obsessed with weightlifting when...

    you have vivid dreams about lifting. I swear, I have the weirdest dreams about lifting. Last night, I had a dream that I had to complain to the manager about the gym not having any squat racks. I also dreamt that I was bench pressing in a liquor store once. Anyone else have these weird lifting related dreams?
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    The only dreams I remember when I wake up are the ones that I die in. Which seems to happen A lot.
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    Mine lately have been a combo of lifting or strongman stuff and s_x .. they are hilarious.. at least for me..

    My fav is squatting... and as soon as I'm done with a new 5 PPS PR, the wifey-poo congratulates me.. if you catch my driff... lol..

    Otherwise.. I always daydream/dream/or visualize lifting... the dreams are mostly about lifting something that is 10-25 lbs more then I've done before (setting PRs)... or lifting the Atlas stones overhead - I don't know why overhead...

    And when I go for walks with the family, I'm always daydreaming about lifting the big stones we walk by - I see both successes and failures... it's gotten so bad, that the kids & wife start laughing at me... the kids think it's kinda cool.. the wife wonders if I'm obsessed... I tell her it's better then being addicted to gambling or drugs...

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    I have frequent dreams about what i'll be training the next day. Usually before max effort lower days.

    It's very, very weird and feels quite real.
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    Yeah... one time I did snatches, and the bar wouldent come back down.
    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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    i dont have lifting dreams much but i do have dreams where i cheat on my diet all the time when in cutting expecially during the beginning of the cut
    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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    i never dream about lifting.Strange.
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    I had alos have food dreams now im on a diet

    I had a dream last night that i got to meet all the WWE wrestlers at the resturant I work at(only I wasnt working I was eatting cheesburgers) and for some reason joey fatone(from backstreet boys) was there too doing byebyebye with everyone in the resturant and my sister was like
    I know your excited about the wresters but I just saw john smith pull up(i think she was refering to a rapper in my dream---but i think I made up the name)

    but generally only my sis appreciates my dreams
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    While having sex with my gf I started bench pressing her because I missed my chest workout that day. True story.
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    I never have weightlifting dreams. Last night for instance, I was driving and yelled at some old lady for standing in my way and then her grandsons tried fighting me and pulled out a knife. Kinda weird, but thanks to ETS I can vividly remember in detail what they looked like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirino83 View Post
    I never have weightlifting dreams. Last night for instance, I was driving and yelled at some old lady for standing in my way and then her grandsons tried fighting me and pulled out a knife. Kinda weird, but thanks to ETS I can vividly remember in detail what they looked like
    yeah, I don't take ETS or ZMA, so I don't know why I always have these very vivid dreams.. it's probably b/c of all the water/milk I drink. I always have to get up in the middle of the night to piss. So maybe I'm waking up right after one of my dreams is ending and that's why I remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz View Post
    While having sex with my gf I started bench pressing her because I missed my chest workout that day. True story.
    For your sake I hope your bench is low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodazz View Post
    While having sex with my gf I started bench pressing her because I missed my chest workout that day. True story.
    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stepto180 View Post
    I had alos have food dreams now im on a diet

    I had a dream last night that i got to meet all the WWE wrestlers at the resturant I work at(only I wasnt working I was eatting cheesburgers) and for some reason joey fatone(from backstreet boys) was there too doing byebyebye with everyone in the resturant and my sister was like
    I know your excited about the wresters but I just saw john smith pull up(i think she was refering to a rapper in my dream---but i think I made up the name)

    but generally only my sis appreciates my dreams
    I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but N'SYNC is who sang byebyebye not Backstreet boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big ol' boy View Post
    I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but N'SYNC is who sang byebyebye not Backstreet boys.
    I am pretty sure you won't get flamed so much as you will be a flamer! :P jk

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    ^lol, I've had one dream which resembled that scene from a Sylvester Stallone movie where he holds the barbell over the guys face and threatens to drop it. Well, I dropped it, it was kinda hard to keep holding 370 lbs in place.

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    I don't dream about it all that much, but lately I've been day dreaming about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big ol' boy View Post
    I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but N'SYNC is who sang byebyebye not Backstreet boys.
    I was going to correct that, but at least I'm a chick, so I can say I listened to them growing up (even though I thought they were gay and prefered hard rock). I'm more concerned with how you knew that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blanche_Soprano View Post
    I was going to correct that, but at least I'm a chick, so I can say I listened to them growing up (even though I thought they were gay and prefered hard rock). I'm more concerned with how you knew that.

    hahaha


    big ol boy---how do you know that and not me...so which was joey fatone in?? did I at least get that right?
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    I've never dreamt about lifting which is strange because I think about it all the time. Even at work, which is where I'm at now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepto180 View Post
    hahaha


    big ol boy---how do you know that and not me...so which was joey fatone in?? did I at least get that right?
    First off, it was a faze and thank God I grew out of it. And he was in N'SYNC.
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    I had a dream where I was competing at a bench press competition which was judged by a horse, and I step on the platform and a large smith machine was sitting there.


    It doesn't get any scarier than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unholy View Post
    The only dreams I remember when I wake up are the ones that I die in. Which seems to happen A lot.
    Maybe lay off the drugs for a while?
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    ive had numerous dream about weightlifting

    ive had dreams of lifitng in a room of beautiful naked women and i also got "congradualted" between all my pr's

    ive had the dreams of lifitng in liquor a liquor store as well..lol

    true story, i once lifted and drank at the same time, had a little flask of whiskey on my side while i lifted, that was a good friday beach lifting day....lol

    the weirdest i was bench presing then all of a sudden the bench started flying all over the place i just kept lifiting i just benched and enjoyed the scenery...lol


    had a nightmare once that i was working out and i was ina fight with this huge guy, i was man handling him, but ech time i threw him down he injected himself with a needle and got bigger and bigger an bigger until the oint where he was like 10 ft tall and his leg was lterally the size of my body then he picked me over head and was about to slam me into the bench then i woke up in a cold sweat..



    maybe i need some counseling....
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyBoy View Post
    I had a dream where I was competing at a bench press competition which was judged by a horse, and I step on the platform and a large smith machine was sitting there.


    It doesn't get any scarier than that.

    hahaha love it...my favorite part is that its judged by a horse
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