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Old 01-20-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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Arguing is a waste of time....especially when the other person already has made up their mind and wants to defend their opinion. No one wants to be wrong after all.

Just do your own thing. Let them determine on their own terms in time that perhaps there is another answer and they will be more receptive to listen at that point. Let what you do be that spark for them.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:12 PM   #12
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Last night I asked my wife if she needed some help with laying out programming for the next 90 days for her clients. She looked at me pulled up her shirt and said "Do I have an 8 pack? Do you think I need help with programming..." The answer by the way is yes she has an 8 pack.

End of discussion even though I don't agree with how she programs

I have a technique that I teach salespeople called always agree first. A) it drives people absolutely bat shit crazy and B) when you agree with someone it allows them to at least listen to what you are about to say next. In this case I would say You know I agree with you I am Olympic minded and then I would make my case quickly and be done like Don said.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:52 PM   #13
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Last night I asked my wife if she needed some help with laying out programming for the next 90 days for her clients. She looked at me pulled up her shirt and said "Do I have an 8 pack? Do you think I need help with programming..." The answer by the way is yes she has an 8 pack.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:01 PM   #14
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I like Chris' train of thought lol
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:03 AM   #15
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I just submitted the request...
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:48 AM   #16
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I know this is in the Exercises forum, but when I hear "overcoming ignorance" I usually think about bigotry and prejudice, not arguing over the benefits of hanging leg raises.

So in the context of Exercise, you are Mandela. Your colleague is apartheid.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #17
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I know this is in the Exercises forum, but when I hear "overcoming ignorance" I usually think about bigotry and prejudice, not arguing over the benefits of hanging leg raises.

So in the context of Exercise, you are Mandela. Your colleague is apartheid.
you are dumbledore. your colleague is the ministry of magic.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:01 AM   #18
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Just accept the fact that the Bosu ball is the future of exercise science.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #19
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This is really an entertaining thread. Thanks for the commentary.

I prefer to say "let's agree to disagree" then I go back to lifting something really heavy.

And Derek - thanks for the submission.

All the best,
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:32 PM   #20
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Just graph something along the X and Y axis. Talk until he starts to raise on objection. Then draw a Z axis, talk about rotating the graph around in 3D and proclaim yourself the victor.
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