[quote]Keyser Soze 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:
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.