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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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    Anyone ever train with a pro?

    If you trained with a pro-bodybuilder ever tell us who it is and what it was like, what you did etc. or if you just met one...
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    Not a pro bodybuilder, but last summer i worked out with Priest Holmes and Jesse James...they both trained with a couple of my friends and I at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio. All the pro athletes in the area run there - the spurs, pro ball players and boxers. Priest is one badass guy, he's really cool and he's ripped like no other.
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    Cool, they do any quirky/odd/different things?

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    I never have, but I think that would be WAY cool!

    What an interesting question!
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    I trained with Lance Dreher, a former Mr. Universe. I also trained at a gym owned by a former Mr. America and Mr. World (Hoppe's). I trained at Gold's gym in Venice and observed many a professional bodybuilder. A guy named Darren Lanaghan, whose illustrations are used in the Power Factor books used to train at Hoppe's. Another guy you may have heard of , Mike Ashley (Arnold Classic winner), also used to train at Hoppe's. I also trained at a gym owned by Jim Hellwig (The Ultimate Warrior from the WWF). Suffice it to say I have seen quite a few pros training.

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    At my gym I spotted a guy who's pic was in musclemag for one of those "amazing transformation" nitro tech or something ads. I wouldn't say I actually trained with him nor would I say he's a pro but thats as close as I've gotten.
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    Geez Chris. I used to love that Guy. What was the Ultimate Warrior like. He used to amaze me when I was young.
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    I used to belong to a gym that about half the members either competed in powerlifting or bodybuilding. It it the most hardcore gym in my region. Most of the people that trained there weren't well known outside our region but they had some strong mofo's there. They had 2 guys that benched 600+ one guy benched 650lbs. It was just too far to travel almost everyday, when there was a gym 5 minutes from home.

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    I trained with one pro - Aaron Jones. Another impressive guy I trained with was Josh Banware, 2001 NPC jr nationals light heavyweight champion.

    I trained with pro powerlifters years ago - Shelby Corson and the pound for pound strongest woman in the world at the time, Carrie Boudreau.
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    I trained shoulders with the '93 Mr Britain a few times. Cool guy.

    I also trained with the gym's local bench/curl jockey. He's not a pro, but he's quite famous in the gym...
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    at my gym, nobodys a rpo but there are some enormous and ripped dudes there. its pretty hardcore. guys like one who is 6"4 275 contest weight with about 4 percent bodyfat.

    another is like 5"5 200.

    another guy is an arena footballer and hes benchin 450 for 2-3 and hes about 250.

    the gym is pretty hardcore with the atmospere being pretty intense when the big guys r around. its fun

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    o by the way that guy who is 6"4, he could probably be in the ifbb in 5 yrs, hes in his early 20s i believe

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    Ultimate Warrior was awesome!! With those things tied around his arms to cut off the circulation. ACE!!


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    o yea i totally forgot that anthony mason drops in once in awhile and lifts in the offseason at my gym. hes tall and thick but not really defined

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    Some impressive stats of the female powerlifters I trained with years back:

    Shelby Corson(hvy wgt) - 557 lb squat in competition
    Carrie Boudreau(123 lb) - 490 lb deadlift world record

    Pound for pound, to match carrie's DL, I'd have to do about 800 lbs at my current weight.
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    Carrie Boudreau = Latty
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    Originally posted by YatesNightBlade
    Geez Chris. I used to love that Guy. What was the Ultimate Warrior like. He used to amaze me when I was young.

    He was pretty cool. I only trained at his gym for a few months, but I spoke to him once when the gym was pretty empty. Somehow we got on the subject of one of his triceps, which looked a little funky. He proceeded to tell me how he had gotten a staph infection from the wrestling mat and they had to perform surgery (if I am remembering correctly). He had a nice gym, kind of a weird deal as he had his ex-wife (as I was told) working there (yes, very attractive). I'll give you another tidbit, if you ever find a book called Super High Intensity Bodybuilding by Ellington Darden PhD, Jim is on the cover. This was taken before he was a famous wrestler. As you probably know, he was a competitive bodybuilder first. The gym was called Warrior's Gym , it was located in Scottsdale, Az. I think it is gone now.


    When I went to Gold's gym in Venice, I saw quite a few of the big names. This was in '91 or '92. Flex Wheeler was training calves, Gary Strydom legs (leg press), Mike Mentzer was training a client, Paul Dillett (before he was well known) was training shoulders. Actually, Paul Dillett is a good story. At that time I used to buy all of the magazines. I pretty much knew who every high level bodybuilder was. So, there I was in Gold's training back. I looked over to the dumbbell rack, and I see this huge dude in a boatneck sweatshirt (you know, the type that were in vogue then). He was so darn big that I was mesmerized . I quickly did some mental gymnastics and tried to figure out who this could be. As I was watching and thinking, this guy takes his sweatshirt off and starts checking himself in the mirror. Now, I was simply dumbfounded!!! This was in Haney's heyday, and this guy made Haney look small (at least in person, I had never seen Haney in person). Well, to make a long story short, it wasn't very long before he hit on the pro circuit and I had a name to go with the body, Paul Dillett. One last time, he was simply the most impressive physique I have ever seen in person, from the perspective of sheer width and size.
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    Weren't there a couple different 'Ultimate Warriors?' Or that just a rumor?

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    well i didnt train with the guy but my exgirlfriends roomates boyfriend is joe perry, the worlds strongest man in the usa. he openly admitted he took tons of roids and stuff it was kinda cool seeing him hes like 6foot6 and about 375 with big ass arms and a big gh gut. i thought i was big, ive never felt so small in my life. i went to see my ex cause she told me her roomate was datin this big dude, anyways i heard he bought my ex a mustang and her roomate some nice car im not shure, but its all good i barely ever spent a dime on my ex, i guess joe is pimpin both of em now, so im not player hatin. he was kind of a cocky jackass in my opinion
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    I've trained with a guy who does the Strong Man Competition...

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    Tell me what kind of weights and routines these guys did!

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    How much do they charge for membership at Gold's Venice? It would be great to go there for a visit, and see these monsters train.
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    I have no idea what a membership is, I went there on vacation. I can tell you this, back in 91-92 when I went there, they charged $20 a day to train as a guest. I couldn't believe it, but I must say, it was worth it! For me, seeing the guys I had read about training in person was an awesome experience. Gold's Venice is definitely the most impressive gym I have ever been in.

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    A while back before I trained I was in a Bally's in Edgewater, New Jersey with my dad and the Barbarian Brothers came in. They were huge. And All I really remember is them doing Squats and yelling to eachother "CAN'T YOU SEE THE SH** IS WORKING".
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    Golds Gym is my dream, I envy you Chris Mason, Someday I hope to train there and be called the Norwegian Bull.
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