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[quote]austin_bicep wrote:

[quote]skaterjesus wrote:
I’ve always been told not to work out the same muscle two days in a row. Is this true?[/quote]

Generally speaking that is a good rule of thumb, you grow outside of the gym, not it in it, and if you don’t leave enough time for recovery you will not grow.[/quote]

That´s very right, beginners actually make their best gains while NOT training too much while advanced, if not under maximal effort schemes, do it by training often.

Bodybuilding categories of development.

[quote]Professor X wrote:

Bodybuilding categories of development.[/quote]

I appreciate what you were trying to do with that thread, but unfortunately it turned into a big retarded mess.

I think if you personally wanted to compile a comprehensive list of pictures for the list, or try it again maybe in the T-cell, then I’d be happy to consider adding it to the sticky. But looking at that thread now, I feel it would be too confusing and jumbled to be of any help to a beginner (plus it lacks a lot of substantial advice that I’d like to see as well, such as tips for transition between each phase).

[quote]mr popular wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

Bodybuilding categories of development.[/quote]

I appreciate what you were trying to do with that thread, but unfortunately it turned into a big retarded mess.

I think if you personally wanted to compile a comprehensive list of pictures for the list, or try it again maybe in the T-cell, then I’d be happy to consider adding it to the sticky. But looking at that thread now, I feel it would be too confusing and jumbled to be of any help to a beginner (plus it lacks a lot of substantial advice that I’d like to see as well, such as tips for transition between each phase).[/quote]

Point taken. It is very difficult to have experienced discussions in the open forum when many people just post for the sake of seeing their name on the screen.

I do believe the thread accomplished overall what it set out to do…which was to point out mostly just how far removed most people are from any of the guys they see in the magazines…even the “fitness models”.

We have tons of little dudes here who have goals of looking like some of those people but who never will because they think they can go about this slowly and take forever to make progress.

Thx for the links.

Ditto, thanks for the Links. It’s a lot easier to find everything.

[quote]red123 wrote:

How about starting your OWN thread instead of highJacking someone else’s. this is at LEAST the fourth time now you have been found, buy a f*cking clue !

MODOKS Nutrition Q/A thread (in Nutrition Forum)

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/modoks_nutrition_q_a

Would like to see it stickied there, but in lieu of that, I think it should get ‘honorable mention’ here.

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
MODOKS Nutrition Q/A thread (in Nutrition Forum)

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/modoks_nutrition_q_a

Would like to see it stickied there, but in lieu of that, I think it should get ‘honorable mention’ here.[/quote]

I agree, however, I think it stands much higher than honorable mention.

Looking for answers if anyone can help I’m takin 50mgs Ed anavar and 30mgs Ed of winstrol for a week now should I bump my doses up I’m looking to build good lean mass

This one’s very different, as it’s a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you’ll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of ‘weightlifting’ or ‘bodybuilding’ knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.

^^Thank you for bringing that thread to my attention.

^x2, wish i had seen this a long time ago, makes my injuries null.

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Aw, man. I wish I had followed him as he went through all that.

I have a TON to be thankful for… even my wussy injuries are a blessing.

[quote]Gmoore17 wrote:

This one’s very different, as it’s a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you’ll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of ‘weightlifting’ or ‘bodybuilding’ knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.[/quote]

I mostly just lurk on the forums, but wanted to post and thank you for bringing this to everyone’s attention. I read through EF5127’s entire blog and finished it with tears in my eyes. The was without a doubt the most inspirational training log I’ve seen. Through all of his adversity he remained positive. I highly recommend everyone read his blog…even knowing how it ends. It is just beautiful. Definitely the best of T-Nation.

[quote]Gmoore17 wrote:

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant.[/quote]
Thank you for posting that; it’s definitely one of the best things that I’ve ever read. I hope many more people find their way to that log.

First post ever on this site, just looking for some feedback. I have a backround of sports science and have a relatively good idea about the science behind training. Lately however I have come to a cross road and believe that I am not improving in regards to results and physique. I have always believed in periodisation and specialising a program whilst maintaing a healthy diet. In doing so I have decided to really crack down and create a good eating plan which hopefully will go hand in hand with a bodybuilding type program, ie I, bodybuilder.

I have in the past had problems with recruiting muscle fibres and activating my nervous system, especially in my chest. I read an article Nate Green posted on ballistic training, that is plyometrics in order to activate the nervous system. I thought the article was great and do believe that it is a great way to prep for training. I suppose my main question was - Could I do lets say a plyometric based workout in the morning and still have my nervous system activated for my main workout in the afternoon which is focused on gaining weight. My main goal is to periodise every six weeks, with my afternoon workouts being the main focus of my performance outcomes!!

Just looking for feedback

Cheers,
Colm

[quote]Gmoore17 wrote:

This one’s very different, as it’s a training log that involves virtually no weights, but if you read through it you’ll see why I think it should be on the list. Anyone who has complained about anything should read it, and think about how lucky they are to even be training.

Member EF5127 details his training coming back from getting cancer and having chemo, radiation, and a stem cell transplant. He also discusses a lot about what it was like going through all that, and has one of the most inspirational attitudes I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, sometime into the log his cancer came back, and he details his battle with it, until he passed away, 2 days ago.

Not a ton of ‘weightlifting’ or ‘bodybuilding’ knowledge to gain from it, but as far as attitude and inspiration, it is, IMO, the BEST of T-Nation.[/quote]

EF5127 is an example of a real man and an real example of what a man should be.