What's the stupidest thing anyone has ever said to you about fitness?

  • sportsjockla

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    Jan 28, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    I was told by someone on Facebook that people who exercise will destroy this country. I told him he was not only fat, but stupid too!
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    Jan 28, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    I was told that cardio is bad for you because any activity that increases your heart rate will make a increased chance for a heart attack. YEAH.. ok get some basic health lessons there pal icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 28, 2012 7:34 PM GMT
    Not anything specific about fitness, but someone once asked me if I had calf implants. I just chuckled and told him they were the real deal. I guess some people believe that you can't achieve a muscular body without steroids or implants. icon_lol.gificon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 28, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    Not much. Just 99% of the posts on fitness forums I've seen since the Internet existed is all.
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    Jan 28, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    "Stop exercising so much, it just makes you really hungry and you eat a lot more. It's like you're throwing food away. You may as well be bulimic".

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    Jan 28, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    I have been told that I look better fat.

    The stupidest question I often get asked after losing weight is

    "...but do you feel better?" -----

    No. I felt better when I would be completely out of breath walking 20 steps, having to sleep practically sitting up because of acid reflux, and not being able to bend down to tie my shoes. Those were good times...

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    Jan 28, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    I had a conversation with one of my 2 obese roommates the other day, went something like this:

    (Sitting in the living room)
    Mike: I'm so happy I've started walking again, I can't wait to loose weight.
    (Shoves a double chocolate chip cookie into his mouth)
    Me: Dude.. You think you're going to loose weight eating shit like that?
    Mike: No shit sherlock, I'm exercising every other day for like 30 mins.
    Me: And where did you come across this information that says you can eat what you want as long as you walk for 30 mins every other day?
    Mike: Couch to 5k app on my phone.
    Me: It's full of shit, if you don't maintain a caloric deficit you won't loose weight, end of story.
    Mike: You don't know what you're talking about, this app was made by professional.
    Me: Professional CODE WRITERS, who are notoriously over weight. Does the shirt "Personal Trainer" or the fact I have a sport medicine degree mean anything to you?
    Mike: Nope, because you say things to me just to make me look like a moron so I wont listen to you.


    Yeah.. I can go on if you'd like, I have clients tell me the SMARTEST SHIT EVER on how I should do MY job.
  • sportsjockla

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    Jan 29, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    I had a woman ask me, "Is it true if I breath too much, I'll gain weight?'
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    was told that if i keep working out i will get to slow for my sports and that i would be ugly too big.
  • LaxJock16

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    If you start having psychological discomfort stop, I get my best results when I have to push through it.
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    "You should do some pushups and situps at home". pfft. maybe if I was a loser. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    This guy at the gym came up to me one day. . .he was one of those awful looking guys, HUGE arms and shoulders. . .but a massive bloated stomach, scrawny legs and an overall disproportional body, and had the audacity to tell me that I'll never get as big as him lifting the way that I do.

    I had to majorly resist the urge to freak the fuck out.
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    "I don't wanna lift weights because I am AFRAID I will get too big and muscle-y."

    Really? THAT'S yer "fear." Trust me - ya got nothing to fear...

  • nanidesukedo

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    Once had a lady tell me that I needed to do exercises that targeted my lower abs because she noticed that all my exercises were just targeting my upper abs..
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    One day in PE class (9th grade) we had a free day outside to do whatever. I was in the mood to do gymnastics on the grass with my group of friends, so we stretched together. We started stretching the legs with straddles and splits. My PE teacher came over and told me I shouldn't be doing splits or other extreme leg stretches because they would make me impotent icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    "Exercise freaks are the ones putting stress on the healthcare system." - Rush Limbaugh


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    Jan 29, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    "If I start lifting weights, or running; I'll damage my knees and develope back pain", from a family member.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I had a family member say, "You spend time that way, that would be pretty low on my priority list". My response.. "I can tell".

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    Jan 29, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    I've heard lazy fatties say

    'those who workout a lot have low self esteem'

    which is just an excuse for being fat & lazy
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    Jan 29, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    I've had friends say to me, after asking them to come to the gym, "I'll join you there on the day they install ash trays on every workout machine."
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    I dont need to exercise. I walk alot at work from the parking lot to my desk. Its a long way.
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    -I don't want to do shoulder exercises because then I'll get too big and lose any flexibility I have.

    -A friend was asking me about how to lose weight so I gave him some info on a bunch of subjects like HIIT, giant sets, full body workouts, low rest periods, Paleo diets, difference between carbs, etc. His response was "Hmmm, no I'll just keep doing the same thing I've been doing."

    -I saw a guy get off a cable station and wasn't sure if he was done or just needed to replace the handle with something. I approached him and said "Hi! Are you done with this machine?" He told me he still had a few sets left so I politely said alright and walked away. Ten minutes later he comes up to me mid set and starts something along the lines of a sales pitch. He asked "What are your goals here?", "Oh you know, just trying to pack on size and all," I replied. He took a breath and said "Well it's a good thing you interrupted me then (I didn't). You see, I actually work at a gym (really?) and I can tell you the Secret to Getting Big (really!? your muscles are smaller than mine even with your smaller limb lengths). The secret is to lift weights and eat food (oh for fuck's sake!). Just eat a lot, especially McDonalds' food since it has a lot of calories." (shut up! for the love of Sandow shut up!)

    We then finished our small talk, shook hands and never spoke again.
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    We will.

    The dumbest thing anyone ever said was

    YOU MIGHT OVERTRAIN!!!!
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    Jan 31, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    There were these two guys I knew that kept telling me and my friends that you shouldn't stretch or try to gain flexibility because flexible people can't be strong, too. Their fitness tips they gave also got a lot of my friends injured. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 31, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    "you can get the same results from P90X"
    I laughed and continued to workout.