Hey you. With the etched abs. Before you submit the picture of your emaciated 145 lb. frame, trying to flex bone, ask yourself something. What the hell are you doing? Your friend/girlfriend/father/teacher made some casual remark about how “fit” you are, and now you’re going to show the T-Nation your “gift?”
As it happens, a majority of T-Nation posters look better than the average sedentary individual. What does this mean? Absolutely nothing. Plenty of us, possibly you as well, looked “in shape” compared to your average joe before we even started lifting – we just had good genes. That doesn’t mean we get to post. Being superior to average people means little.
Being average among superior people…that’s an F’n accomplishment! The public at large at this site doesn’t care about 6-pack abs or pronounced vascularity in and of itself. Those will not make friends and influence people.
What matters here is big results… Coming a long way and looking like you’ve completed the journey. Simply looking “hawt” compared to the average couch potato IS NOT enough to get respect for your picture posts.
So use this site for what its intended purpose – read the articles posted by knowledgable professionals – people who have their M.S or PhD to be able to consult people like you! Read the Atomic Dogs to get a feel for what this “muscle culture” is all about. Read the forums and check out other people’s posts to see what a good picture post looks like.
Do these things, lift and eat heavy and one day you’ll really be ready to post – and you’ll know it.