Otep re read the articles you started with…i find it quite interesting to read the stuff again with a broader perspective.
Also, is it realistic for the mods and editors to help clarify target audiences?
what i mean is:
when a new article hits…is it possible to give it an indication of what level you should be at to be considering the info?
I hear the T-Nation editors often defending certain items…saying that they were meant for advanced lifters…and that true beginners should stick to the basics.
and yes there are beginners threads…but the 1st thing you see today when you log in is the most recent articles, and to a beginner with no perspective, these advanced articles are as good a place to start as any other.
If it were me I would create a window above the articles with a sub menu detailing a range of ‘stages’ beginner, only fat loss, want to get bigger, intermediate etc etc
and have these link into some of the stickies for the appropriate group.
This would save alot of everyones time in the long run.[/quote]
except you wont be buying tubs of Surge and Alpha Male. nothing against Biotest, ive used their products myself, i just dont think supplements do much.
i agree with the idea of somehow indicating what level of trainee the articles are intended for also. but when you think about it just about every article is going to be more advanced because if it were for begginers thered be nothing to talk about. heres a 5 star begginer article “get a split program, lift like an animal, eat. repeat for a year”. thats not interesting so instead people want to hear about angles, and muscle fibers, and the effects of tuna casserole on testosterone during a lunar eclipse. i dont want to sound like im bashing the site or the authors at all either.
i think theyre all very good at what they do its just really really easy for a noob to get caught up in all the technical shit especially when they dont have a grasp on the core basics. i can say it happened to me, i would walk around thinking i knew so much shit just because of this site, thankfully i have a good work ethic in the gym though.