View Full Version : whats the biggest mistake people make?

10-08-2005, 05:44 PM
whats the biggest mistake people make?
When trying to get big?

Is it bad nutriton, poor form, or overtraining?
I'm sure there are other mistakes, these just come to mind.

10-08-2005, 05:48 PM
My money is on poor nutrition.

I wish I had five bucks for every guy I've heard at the gym saying how he can't gain any weight.

10-08-2005, 05:59 PM
I see it every day of every year in the gym.
Over training ( and usually not training the entire body)
or they are just lazy.

10-08-2005, 06:36 PM
Training completely wrong with no guidelines to go by is a big problem I see in the gym. For example I saw this guy the other day, he'd do a set lat pull downs as fast as humanly possible with the worst form I've ever seen, then he'd wait about 10 minutes and do what looks like triceps press downs and wait about ten minutes. Then he'd go back to the lat pull downs with even worse form then before then he'd just sit down for about 15 minutes doing nothing. Then he'd go back and do 2 or 3 reps of very low weight on the press downs...yeah you get the idea. I was watching this guy in the gym just shaking my head.

10-08-2005, 07:04 PM
not squatting

10-08-2005, 08:23 PM
not squatting

dont forget deadlifts.

10-08-2005, 08:25 PM
i think squats, deads, rows, and bench plus proper diet is all you need to grow.

10-08-2005, 09:53 PM
:'{ Chinups feel left out.

10-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Not enough cals.

10-08-2005, 10:38 PM
I've gotta go with nutrition on this one. Most people will spend most of their time focusing on their training and not enough on the food they eat. Putting it into 2 big lumps it would be 1) People who don't eat enough calories 2) People who eat crap. Put down your bowl of sugar-laden, processed carb carrying, flavoured oatmeal and cook yourself some real oats. Be a man for f*cks sake (exceptions to the ladies on the board :)).

10-08-2005, 11:36 PM
I would say diet.

It's easy to talk about. It's easy to make a plan, but hard to stick to the plan day in and day out, week after week, month after month. It takes a great deal of mental discipline.

It's entirely too easy to skip a meal or go binging on junk - like when you're out with friends and they all get the dessert and you have to skip it.

10-09-2005, 12:10 AM
Not enough cals.

That's it right there, plain and simple. You can grow without deads, squating, sleeping enough blah ****ing blah. But you cannot grow without enough cals, and very very few young guys get enough.

Lack of consistency is next.

10-09-2005, 12:32 AM
Ive heard some guys say they would rather miss a workout than a meal, when the goal is getting 'big'.

10-09-2005, 04:26 AM
trying to get big with low weight and very high reps (ie BP 135x20x5)

10-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Diet. not enough cals

10-09-2005, 07:38 AM
The biggest mistake is focusing in details instead of the big picture.

10-09-2005, 08:03 AM
probley slacking off, or not eating enough, some of us just cant squat (me lol)

10-09-2005, 10:15 AM
-Not eating enough

-Not training legs (uhh squat)

-Not Doing deads

10-09-2005, 11:42 AM
Be a man for f*cks sake (exceptions to the ladies on the board ).

10-09-2005, 01:46 PM
The biggest mistake is focusing in details instead of the big picture.

This is one of the top offenders, to be sure.

10-09-2005, 02:07 PM
The biggest mistake is focusing in details instead of the big picture.I agree. People tend to overanalyze **** and worry too much. Just DO IT!!!

10-13-2005, 07:21 AM
Using all machines for all isolation exercises.

skipping squats and deads.

and not eating!