Question: WHAT IS YOUR MOST UNPOPULAR FITNESS OPINION

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SmashConcept
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Example of a lame "unpopular" opinion:
"I don't think 5x5 beginner programs are that good."

Example of a cool unpopular opinion:
"I worked with Jason Blaha in Blackwater and we both sold steroids to Usain Bolt. Also UFOs are real."

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I genuinely think the majority of professional athletes are not using PEDs.
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That taking raw eggs, protein shakes and low calorie sweetener alternatives to sugar are a dangerous waste of time.
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Most professional athletes are using PEDs
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Powerlifting is a silly hobby. You just keep going up and up until you eventually pop or tear something, I've seen it happen to the best, rinse and repeat.
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(Original post by Sae.HH)
Powerlifting is a silly hobby. You just keep going up and up until you eventually pop or tear something, I've seen it happen to the best, rinse and repeat.
If they're the best it's not really a hobby though.
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All this “Sarah’s discovery” *******s on Instagram
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(Original post by SmashConcept)
If they're the best it's not really a hobby though.
Sure, it's just a pointless exercise for the 99%.

If you're setting records or making money through influencing its obviously a no brainer.

I mean each to their own people do dangerous stuff all the time. I just think injuries can compound and aged 50+ people who extensively have power lifted and had setbacks here and there due to pops etc will feel it a lot more.
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Steroids aren’t as evil as the media make you believe.
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(Original post by Sae.HH)
Sure, it's just a pointless exercise for the 99%.

If you're setting records or making money through influencing its obviously a no brainer.

I mean each to their own people do dangerous stuff all the time. I just think injuries can compound and aged 50+ people who extensively have power lifted and had setbacks here and there due to pops etc will feel it a lot more.
I honestly found it a pretty easy sport to stay healthy in while doing it to a decent hobby level.

Actually that reminds me of another unpopular opinion: only dip****s get major injuries from going to the gym. You get major injuries from contact sports/unpredictable events in dynamic sports (even then non-contact injuries are more often preventable) but if you get anything more than a muscle pull from the gym you are probably an idiot or on steroids or both.
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Diets can work out in the long term.
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(Original post by SmashConcept)
I honestly found it a pretty easy sport to stay healthy in while doing it to a decent hobby level.

Actually that reminds me of another unpopular opinion: only dip****s get major injuries from going to the gym. You get major injuries from contact sports/unpredictable events in dynamic sports (even then non-contact injuries are more often preventable) but if you get anything more than a muscle pull from the gym you are probably an idiot or on steroids or both.
Hah yeah agreed, just handle weight that's safe and it's fine. I just dont see the need to hit peak 1RMs if you're not competitive. For why tho.

And yes I habe friends who plays dynamic sports like American football, their injuries have been far more horrific than anything at the gym I've seen. One basically tore everything in his right ankle and had to have bolts put in.
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It's easier to not put the calories into your body in the first place than to try and burn them off after overindulging.
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Any young man who doesn't have an athletic physique simply isn't trying hard enough.
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Any young man who doesn't have an athletic physique simply isn't trying hard enough.
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eat every 'x' hours
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Hah yeah agreed, just handle weight that's safe and it's fine. I just dont see the need to hit peak 1RMs if you're not competitive. For why tho.

And yes I habe friends who plays dynamic sports like American football, their injuries have been far more horrific than anything at the gym I've seen. One basically tore everything in his right ankle and had to have bolts put in.
I mean if you're powerlifting you have to hit 1RMs lol. It's still safe.
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(Original post by SmashConcept)
I mean if you're powerlifting you have to hit 1RMs lol. It's still safe.
I don't disagree but regular RPE 10 attempts necessarily involve a higher risk than sticking to RPE 8 or 9.

That said, I have RPE 10 reps relatively frequently.
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I don't disagree but regular RPE 10 attempts necessarily involve a higher risk than sticking to RPE 8 or 9.

That said, I have RPE 10 reps relatively frequently.
Yeah I'm referring to rpe 10 reps. Real grinders, like deadlifts that can take a good 10 seconds to get up. Each to their own and I used to take part but now it's like, for why tho. Having said that I really dont train lower often enough so perhaps to motivation of consistent PBs is worth it alone
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