I'd also suggest a thread about "clean bulking" in which Prof X and Thibs pretty much went through an exhaustive discussion on the topic of bulking, muscle memory, and a few other very interesting (and annoyingly frequently asked about) topics. But I can't find it off hand, and I don't have the time to go searching through umpteen pages to find it atm.
if everything that anybody ever needs to know about bodybuilding is stickied in this forum, is there ever going to be a need to hold a discussion here again, or at least ever start a new thread.lets face it, T-Nation has been around a long time now, i should think just about everything has been covered at some point.
I made a post about this kind of thing a while ago...
The bodybuilding section needs at least one "read this if you want to build muscle" sticky, that has basic information about diet (including a practical guide for cheap bodybuilding eating for students and blue collar folks), and training (including video instruction for the biggest lifts, and discussions like ramping/pyramiding/straight sets).
And I think it should include a list of the basic exercises, and a poundage you should reach on those exercises before you consider doing anything more complicated.
Then 3-4 logical splits you could train in depending on time and preference.
It would be super easy but if they haven't done it by now I'm guessing they never will.
All of the stickies in the Strength Sports, Combat Sports, Beginners, The Over 35 Lifter, Rate My Physique, Steroids, and T-Cell Alpha forums were created by members. Once the thread was created and several other members agreed that it was "sticky-worthy", it can be stickied by a Moderator or Admin.
I was working with Sento on a few things, dunno if Scott had anything planned.
Pretty much stopped caring after a while, but hey, if all we need is a simple link-thread, shouldn't be too hard to do that. Let's discuss it in here.
-Professor X: A request <- for info on the standard modern BB method and some general stuff
-Bodypart once weekly <- (t-cell thread) for info on the kind of higher frequency training that actually works for bodybuiling purposes and some theoretical discussion
-some ramping thread, doesn't matter which one <- for more info on the standard method for those who didn't get it while reading the prof's thread
-some bulking thread, no matter which one. <- more info on the standard method and hopefully will make guys realize that bulking does not equal simply getting fat.
-AD diet thread perhaps?
-stu's contest prep thread <- I think it's obvious why that would be in there.
-we need some kind of thread on the basics of injury prevention, ROM use in bb, exercise technique etc... I don't really remember any good ones
-a video thread or multiple, Branch Warren, Levrone, Ronnie, slayermetal7, possibly some powerlifters, too, McGrath, Justin Harris...
-A few basic routines at the end (standard 4-way, yates-3-way, Phil Hernon inspired one, how to apply 5/3/1 to a bb routine... That kind of thing, not too many, but a few so the new guys can pick one and stick with it.., Plus some thoughts on each routine? Plus perhaps a few examples of diets used by bodybuilders in the off-season... Basically just so people see an example or two of each of the main schools of thought...
-low-carb, hi-fat (hi protein goes without saying) -moderate-high carb etc -standard bb -high frequency