Well you have to, you know, add plates.
- Figure out using extensive math formulas how much weight you want to add
- Divide by two
- Pick up plate with the weight you want to add, using your fingers, hand, forearm, arm, back and legs.
- Slide the plate into the barbell, make sure to not get your fingers inbetween the two plates or they might get crashed.
- Repeat for the other plate.
[quote]I still can’t believe, with the THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of articles and books out there showing how to design a fucking diet for ONESELF, that people still can’t do it if they’re interested and determined to do so. I say this knowing that others might think I myself am a jerkoff for not understanding finance (and I might be one). However, ff you have half a brain and really want to do it, you can figure this shit out, just like if I was hell-bent on understanding financial instruments and concepts and institutions, I’d do it. If one day I want to invest or need more financial literacy and I can’t figure the shit out for myself, I’m going to a finance professional and paying him for services.
It seems like 75% of the information provided by Biotest-TMuscle is now on perti-workout nutrition, yet we still have people starting threads in which they ask, “What’s good to drink while lifting?” You can go to a site like allrecipe.com and find THOUSANDS of recipes for snacks, meals, soups, desserts (whatever the heck you want) and people still come on and ask, “Anyone know some good eats?” Now, there’s nothing wrong with these questions and despite these posters being PESTY, they’re definitely NOT intentionally trying to be so. I doubt there are any malicious or truly stupid people on here. They just ACT stupid and pesty and are clearly uninformed and inexperienced.
I have NO problem with this OP’s thread. It started out of a lack of understand of what to do. I’m just surprised that people don’t search around the site or the internet or the newsstand or library more… MUCH MORE! And yup, I said newsstand! Despite what all these “strength coaches” say, “Muscle & Fiction” is a bullshit name used to smear popular bodybuilding and fitness mags, despite the FACT that some of the articles in those mags are pretty damn good and even some of the writers on here have contributed to them![/quote]
I get what you are saying and this is probably heck of a lot more frustrating for some a lot more advanced than me like you but I remember being new. There is so much information if you start not even knowing what a squat is and what protein carbs and fats are. It’s really overwhelming, you have no idea where to start, its hard to remember everything and well, its just like anything else. You want to learn something, you’ll learn it better with a teacher than just by yourself. It helps to ask people on here to clarify things.[/quote]
You’re right, it is overwhelming. Which is why no one will say that an absolute beginner should be able to understand the ins and outs of making long term progress after reading a few articles.
Asking for direction on where to accquire the necessary information is a good idea. Asking for the actual information is crazy. People don’t learn by being told what to do. Learning comes from trial and error after basic concepts are absorbed and put into practice.
Some people start out with more common sense than others. Some people walk into a gym on day one and just figure things out. These people will at least be executing movements properly simply by feeling what the movements are working. These people will obviously make more progress when they learn more (by reading articles, talking to others, making mistakes) because they are naturally better at this. The people who struggle from day one will always struggle (hopefully to less and less of an extent as time passes). They have to work even harder to figure out what works for them and what doesnt. That kind of thing cant be taught.