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Message To Fellow Newbies

I know we all are here because we want to get bigger and stronger, and that has to be respected, and its a good first step to come to this site, but please, if you are new to this site, do not post your pictures, they arent doing any good, you think that you’re gonna get motivation from the T-Nation community, but nobody wants to see you doing a side chest pose when you weigh 145 pounds. How bout this, take those pictures, then gain about 30 or 40 pounds, and then come back and show your before and after photos, maybe you’ll be the motivation for the next crop of 145 pounders, because im sure that a new crop of them come up every day. So, to recap, its great that you’re at this site, now just use everything that you can find on it, make your improvements, and then we will be more then happy to bask compliments upon you, once you deserve them. I know im a noob myself, and ive wanted to put my pictures on here before too, i have no idea why, but instead i decided to hold off till i gained 200 pounds, and actually deserved to call myself a T-man. good luck out there

oh yeah, milk, squats, and deads will do wonders for ya.

AMEN!

The people that need to read this won’t. They won’t use the search function or archives either.

Their ability to use the features of the site to post pics is amazing. I just wish their ability to use the other features was equal.

[quote]SkyzykS wrote:
The people that need to read this won’t. They won’t use the search function or archives either.

Their ability to use the features of the site to post pics is amazing. I just wish their ability to use the other features was equal.

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I know what you mean, I spent a good week reading up on here before my 1st post and haven’t posted much since - I’m pretty much just here for the info.

No way will I be posting pics until I’ve replaced my 25-30lbs of excess fat with 50+ lbs of muscle.

Im a newbie myself. Been lurking around here for about a month now. The amount of information that is available on this site is amazing.

I actually came across this site as a result of a google search and have found the search function of this site to be quite useful.

And about posting this pics, I couldnt agree more. I just recently took a new batch and may consider posting in roughly 2-3 months time after just recently adding a ton more calories to my diet and changing my training.

BTW any suggestions on how to cope with the added gas from the added protiens and carbs?
See Ya

[quote]Keyser Soze wrote:
SkyzykS wrote:
The people that need to read this won’t. They won’t use the search function or archives either.

Their ability to use the features of the site to post pics is amazing. I just wish their ability to use the other features was equal.

I know what you mean, I spent a good week reading up on here before my 1st post and haven’t posted much since - I’m pretty much just here for the info.

No way will I be posting pics until I’ve replaced my 25-30lbs of excess fat with 50+ lbs of muscle.[/quote]

A week, a measly week. That’s it? I spent about 5 wasted years in the gym, then after I figured out I had no clue what I was doing… I talked to a professional bodybuilder about how to go about building my body. I then proceeded to do that for 7 years following his advice.

His advice was to “go heavy fool” and basic for about 5 years then come back to him and ask him for advice again. Up to that point I had only created strength at 150lbs and was very strong for a weasel. I was benching near 300 with no size.

His advice was basicly… go heavy, go basic, then go home and eat. I did not even look up a bodybuilding site until after 10 years of lifting. 5 screwing around and 5 worthwhile. Then I spent 2 years online looking up tips and things. I only started posting on T-Nation after almost 2 years of reading articles. I guess I just got bored and wanted to join the fun.

I would suggest more time in the gym doing nothing but balls to the wall heavy basics for 5 years. This site will do you no good unless you build a foundation. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out.

Arnold spent 5 years on a simple basic heavy chest routine. No complex exercises or routines. If the best bodybuilder in the world built the best chest in the world… maybe doing the basics can work for you too.

Here’s your chest routine for the next 5 years if you weigh less than 165lbs:

Bench Press
Incline Press
Fly
Dip
Pullover

6-10 reps, for pullovers-10-20 reps
3-5 sets all exercises

The success is in your intensity and consistency, not the specific routine designed by some super trainer with the “certain rest periods” “certain lift speeds” “certain weights” “certain reps”

The only thing you need to be certain of is this “no pain, no gain” such an old proverb needs to be used more often… so many people want to know everything about everything, you don’t need all that.

Start with the basics, and look inside yourself to make them work and to get results. My program isn’t any better or worse than one of Chad Waterbury’s program if you don’t put the time and effort in to make either of them work. Its not so much the information you have or the program… its more your effort and or intensity.

To all newbs… go lift something, and something heavy, don’t put it down until your shoulders are ready to fall off. Come back to T-Nation and brag about how huge you are after busting your ass in the gym for years. Nobody in here is impressed by a baby six pack or a little tricep muscle starting to bulge on your 14 inch arm.

bumped in hope of keeping anymore newbie pictures from being shown,although if i wanted to get a lot of new guys to look at it, maybe i should have titled it " arm size of T-Nation members" that gets more looks then an article on how to lose fat, gain muscle and get laid all at the same time.