I’ve found an abundance of this phenomenom lately in the bodybuilding forums. Misdirected newbies, skinny people with imaginary lat syndrome; they seem to have several appearances, but I started this thread to discuss what they have in common, and ways to deal with them.
-They’re always right (in their minds): they may have a training age higher than 5 years, or they might just have stepped the gym firstly 2 months ago. The point is that they’ll always say they’ve done, or are doing everything right, and they don’t seem to gain weight on their sub 175 bodies (and not 175ish in contest shape).
-Everyone is a fool to them: ex. You have been lifting for over ten years, are above 250 and on your way of making damage at a high level of competition in bodybuilding. Yet they seem to argue with you as if you were starting to lift, oh yeah… and people surely couldn’t tell that you lift.
In general, they seem to underestimate the others and overestimate themselves. Every second to third person’s opinions are near to worthless, discarding every piece of evidence they can identify.
-Ignore them? This is personally the best thing someone could do in first instance. But I see a big disadvantage. If people like this are not shut the fuck up, this kind of population can grow potentially at a fast pace. I don’t know if this has to do with the internet massiveness, but many experienced lifters up here seem to agree with something: increasingly less people are thinking by themselves.
What you guys think about this? Does it bother you? You don’t really care and do your stuff? The thread is yours.