As the title states, would someone waste their newbie gains by training poorly or not eating enough for a year?
I've always wondered if i squandered a good period of growth by training like an idiot and not getting enough cals in for the first year or so I fucked around with weights on and off.
I read conflicting opinions all the time. Some say yes, you'll never have that sort of growth again. Some say no, a person who has made very little progress in terms of size will experience the same sort of growth when they start training consistently with a surplus of cals, etc.
What's the deal?