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    When is a newbie no longer a newbie?

    And when can I expect to stop seeing newbie gains?

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    It all depends on the newbie.

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    when they have improved their knowledge and understanding. however as their is always something to learn we are all newbies to a point.
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    I'm a perpetual n00b. I like it this way, I learn new stuff everyday.

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    Ive heard an average of like 6 months or something. If that helps at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    I'm a perpetual n00b. I like it this way, I learn new stuff everyday.
    Me too.

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    It generally takes about 7.35 months.
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    It all depends on your genetics. Obviously someone with IFBB potential who just starts training will probably see n00b gains for much longer than your average lifter.

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    When you stop gaining muscle mass as quickly as you are now. When I started, I gained over 20 lbs in a few months.. Since then, only a pound ever so often, and I try harder. You will just know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    I'm a perpetual n00b. I like it this way, I learn new stuff everyday.
    :withstupi

    Why do I like WBB? Because I still have stuff to learn... and hopefully have stuff to offer.

    If you are just talking gains..
    then I would say it depends on genetics, effort and diet... and your ability to change your program at those initial plateaus.. but I think with all that in consideration, you should be able to get to 90% potential within 2 yrs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    It generally takes about 7.35 months.
    Your an idiot dude!
    It takes 7.36 months! Jeeeeezz
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    When you stop thinking about being a newbie and instead spend your time learning everything you possibly can.
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    When your curl is as high as your bench, gains begin to slow down.

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    Hmm, when can I expect to stop seeing newbie gains? Am I wasting my opportunites of getting big by going on a cut to lsoe fat, when I could just bulk like hell and get lots of new muscle? What do you guys think?

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    How do you know your not a newbie anymore?

    You're no longer a newbie when you realize there is this thing called the "search," you learn how to use it, you learn how to understand what you read and can take the wonderful advice people give you without starting some new stupid thread about the exact same things we have been telling you from the get-go.

    Yep, that's when you're not a newb anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeYield
    How do you know your not a newbie anymore?

    You're no longer a newbie when you realize there is this thing called the "search," you learn how to use it, you learn how to understand what you read and can take the wonderful advice people give you without starting some new stupid thread about the exact same things we have been telling you from the get-go.

    Yep, that's when you're not a newb anymore.
    WHat have I been told in this thread that i've been told in others? NOTHING. Stop being harsh.
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    So do you guys reckon I'm wasting my newbie gains on a cut?

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