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    When do newbie gains stop?

    On average, how long would you have to lift to not be considered a newbie>

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    This depends on how much time u out into it in my opinion. Newbie gains can last between 1-4 months maybe longer im sure its different for everybody however depending on wether ure interested and put any effort into what ure doing and learning more u could be classed as a newbie forever lol
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    It depends on how you train and recover, but I'd say (with absolutely no scientific basis) the honeymoon period is a year or so.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    First 20 lbs or so. Afterwards it becomes a struggle to gain.

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    Approximately 86 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes from the moment you lift your first weight.

    Give or take a minute.

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    Everyone is a newbie in some respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seK
    Everyone is a newbie in some respect.
    I agree, its been nearly a year for me, and I learn new things ALL THE TIME.
    Squat = Not enough
    DL = Not enough
    Bench = Not enough

    Big 3 = Not enough

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    It depends on the person alot of time, take in the right amount of protiens, sleep and hit it hard, that way you know when you've peeked you've given it you're all.

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