OH boy Oh Boy here we go again. What good am I doing with my approach to people in general on the forum. Well about the same amount as you and anyone on a forum. 99% of the great or Shitty advice for that matter is wasted, never used or listened to. I just have found most people looking/asking for help on a forum etc and having to post little accomplishments like this respond better to positive feedback as opposed to your " buddy you didnt and have never accomplished SHIT" approach. By being civil I have simply found that I can help a person or two. Hell Ive even met a few people I now consider friends. Sure I lift, I bleed , I spit , I fart ( ask the DC t cell guys on this), I curse more than anyone should. But above all I try and focus on the positive and give people at first the benefit of the doubt until they F that up.
Now your type of approach is what I use with my self and well others I know. IN person. But hey I dont feel The need to do it in a forum environment. You just come off as a cocky know i all asshole even if thats not really what you are, Then theres me. By the approach I use I come across as some sap, Mr. Rodgers type. All hugs and Kisses yada yada where that is no where near the truth either. You cant win for losing.
I just choose the route that I like better I suppose. Its VERY tough to have a message read correctly on the internet. The words are read and lack to tone and personality of the spoken word. So I simply find it better to choose my route.
As for the case specific. Well First I took the 170 not as a 10 day ago starting point but a staring point in general. Long ago. That he has now been using HOT-ROX for ten days has probably cut some weight off in the form of Fat and is now more Ripped, stronger, etc then he has ever been at one time.
Sure I agree with the creatine statement. Hell I can take a dump and be Five Lbs lighter as well. But neither creatine or taking a Dump will make my abs show more at a heavier weight and have more strength.
Truth be told if we ever met in person we'd probably have a lot in common just both of us are taken as an Internet persona that is NEVER correct.
Anyway another fun one Pro. X. have a Great day,