You seem like a half way levelheaded kid unlike a lot of these snot nosed Madison Ave. rejects that show up here so I’ll bite. You’ve gotten some great responses already too…
First lemme ask you something and this is not a trick question.
When you say you don’t want to be SUPER huge what do you mean? Do you mean you don’t want to be as big you can? You don’t want to look like the pros? If you were making steady progress in terms of muscle gains would you stop on purpose at some point because you were getting TOO big?
We hear all the time about how guys don’t wanna be huge. I’m sincerely curious what YOU mean when you say that.
Incidentally I don’t remember ever hearing somebody who was making good progress say that. It’s always somebody who’s having trouble.
Again, I’m not luring you into anything, I’m just asking. This will also have everything to do with you how view exercise form in the long run.[/quote]
No of course I completely understand what you mean. Like it’s hard to say about the too big thing, it has nothing to do with me not making progress, I’m actually making great progress.
Like I’d like to be bigger then I am now (of course) but I see some dudes, they are so huge they can’t even scratch their own ass, you know what I mean? lol, it’s hard to word it. I mean I’ve been called huge by people my age even though I don’t think I am at all, I think I’m pretty good at least. It’s just a personal preference, by “too big” I mean like some of the dudes in my gym that are like “monsters”, hard to say, as I said to the point where I like.
Sentoguy, I did take that into consideration as a matter of fact. But they are also a lot older so you should take that into consideration. I’m not trying to argue but it would be different if we both started at the same time and he got more results that’s 1 thing.
Well, you didn’t mention them being a lot older in your OP. But, even if they are older, what makes you think that what they did to get them to that size (which most likely took them quite a few years) is wrong, regardless of their age?
And according to the personal trainers at my gym the guys I’m talking about (it’s a specific group of guys, they are nice and all don’t get me wrong) are benching “incorrectly”
Well, being a personal trainer myself, let me in on a little secret about personal trainers…the vast majority of them don’t know half of what they think/say they do. Are there some who do, and who have actually gotten results themselves? Yeah. But you’ll rarely hear them criticizing people who have gotten results.
I’m not trying to criticize, I’m just gathering information and opinions. So far so good!
If you want my honest opinion; at this point in my training career I am entirely convinced that one of the most prevalent hindrances to success when it comes to bodybuilding is over thinking things. Whether it be diet, exercise form, training split, tempo, etc… building muscle isn’t meant to be a calculus equation. Just get in there, bust your ass, beat your last performance, and then go home and eat like you are trying to gain weight. Get a good night’s sleep and repeat. [/quote]
I completely understand what you mean.
The district manager of the gym I go to is actually a exercise science major, so I tend to talk to him about stuff when I try to learn more things or I start getting confused.
Maybe you are absolutely right. Maybe the reason it’s confusing me too much is because I am making it complex when in reality it should be simple.
And maybe I mis-interpret the advice I’m given. Maybe when he talks to me he’s telling me that that form isn’t good for me for example.
I’m actually disappointed to find out that 1 of these bigger guys at my gym which I look up to and listen to a lot is on steroids. =[
Thanks for the info guys. I’d like some more opinions rather then just asking me questions.
So far I’ve gotten, form can be a personal prefrence, or depending on your body type, and I’ve gotten a who cares about form, go bust your ass and do your thing.