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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    Originally posted by NotSoBig
    I keep looking at your pictures. Is this much growth normal for 2 months time? I am really impressed man.

    I never trained my entire body before, so I pretty much consider myself a "beginner" and was hoping to see some of the beginner gains but its just not working out. I am going to keep at it, but I too have been eating heavy and training hard for 2 months and you can't even tell a difference.

    I am dedicated to this though, and I don't care if results come tomorrow, or in a couple years. Would really be nice to make those types of gains though.

    Anyway, enough of my rambling. You are kicking ass. Keep it up!
    First off, don't look at progress pictures of other people and expect the same from you.

    I said what you see can be considered newbie gains, but I have been lifting seriously for nearly 3 years. I started as a Freshman in college at 155 pounds, grew to 170 by the middle of my sophomore year, then stopped. I thought I was eating enough, but I wasn't. I thought I was training right, but I wasn't. A person can't expect to jump into the weight room and expect to see huge gains even if they've researched lifting like mad and knows everything about it. It takes experience and learning what arm position works best for what exercise, which angle to lift at, etc. There is SOOOO much involved.

    Also, I didn't start growing like I am now until I started doing heavy compound movements like deads and squats. I also learned what was best for me. I can't flat bench to save my life so I just started focusin on inclines. Before long I was repping 225 incline and my chest grew like no other.

    Keep learning, eat a lot, and be patient. One say you will click both mentally and physically and it's a hell of a fun experience.

    Oh yeah... as for your question about my routine, just check out my journal 'the end of the beginning'
    Last edited by GIS; 02-21-2003 at 02:49 PM.

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    so you felt the 1-AD didnt work?? what brand did you buy because i was considering taking it down the road.
    very nice progress by the way
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    very noticable progress - congrats!

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    Originally posted by SWOLE
    so you felt the 1-AD didnt work?? what brand did you buy because i was considering taking it down the road.
    very nice progress by the way
    I bought the Ergopharm 1-AD and used 2 bottles @ a six cap/day dosage. This lasted three weeks and is considered to be a medium dose.

    It did help, don't get me wrong. It gave me a boost in strength and pumps that made it feel like I was about to explode. However, it wasn't what took me from before to after- a LOT of food (4k clean calories a day/300g protein) and smart training did.

    By the way, both before and after are without any kind of a pump whatsoever on a non-workout day.

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    GIS, Did you notice and sides with the 1-AD?

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    Hey brother you are representing Washington well. Are you planning on attending the Emerald Cup at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue in April? Ronnie Coleman, Gunter Schlieeahlkhfdl and some other pros are going to be there. You should definitely check it out man. It will pump you up to compete like you will never believe. Keep it up!

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    Originally posted by Saint Patrick
    GIS, Did you notice and sides with the 1-AD?
    Nope, no sides aside from a zit on my chin.

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    GIS, very impressive gains. You can definitely notice the 25 extra pounds and it doesn't look like your bodyfat increased much at all.

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    Okay, I just read a post where people were again saying alcohol keeps you from growing.

    In the two months time that these pics were taken, I drank probably twice a week on average. I managed to grow.

    rookiebldr: Yeah, I had minimal fat gain compared to some people doing a serious bulk, but I still gained some fat and can really tell around my lower back (love handles) and stomach. It's nothing i'm worried about though.

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    Nice progress GIS! The new weight is definitely noticeable. Like Rookie said, it appears there was minimal fat gain.
    *walks away wishing my bulk was that successful*

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    Hey !
    U better focuse on the arms now so u can match those huge traps of urs !!

    Good work !

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    Originally posted by Zole
    Hey !
    U better focuse on the arms now so u can match those huge traps of urs !!

    Good work !
    Haha, yeah. My traps have always been strangly disproportionate to the rest of my body and I don't even train them directly.

    As for my arms, I jsut started directly training them again to try and encourage a little growth. I'm more concerned with my compound movements like deads, bent bb rows, squats, and bench than my arms because I figure they'll grow as they need.

    Thanks!

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    Awesom work!
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    Re: GIS Bulk Pics

    Originally posted by GIS
    Most Muscular

    BTW, left is old, right is new with each pic.

    The old were taken December 12th, the new February 19th, so a little over two months

    Comments are appreciated!


    EDIT: I just realized that I put Feb 3rd and not Feb 19th. I have no idea where the 3rd came from, but oh well.

    Hi!

    Nice progress! Can you pleace post your diet and training-routine?

    Thanx!

    Greetings...
    That´s all folks.....

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    Re: Re: GIS Bulk Pics

    Originally posted by GoingToBeBig



    Hi!

    Nice progress! Can you pleace post your diet and training-routine?

    Thanx!

    Greetings...

    Example of my average diet


    My journal for example of my training

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    excellent work in such a short amount of time!!
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    *sigh* I hope to be back to this size soon!

    currently: 185. 15 to go.

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    Looking good man!
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    Dude, I feel you pain.

    Right there with you with 15 lbs to go.

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    LOL... wtf...

    My scale just showed 177. I've gone from 185 to 180 to 177 in.... 3 days. I can guarantee I've been GAINING weight in the past week so I'm at least at 185. I'll have to weight myself at the gym this week to get a more accurate reading.

    Worthless $30 scale...

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    wow that is something, your arm is up half an inch the 3 picture, thats not so bad indeed!
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    Those traps are huge, nice progress
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    Yeehaw... I'm back up to 191. It's amazing what muscle memory can do... and a lot of calories.

    Someday I'll post new pictures on WBB when I hit 205. Needless to say that might take a while.

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