I never realized how much there is to learn..

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  1. pollux

    pollux OT Supporter

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    about weightlifting. i've been reading forums here and a lot of articles. i just started reading Starting Strength and i realized how much more i have to practice and improve on :hs:
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I don't think you ever really get to a point where you stop learning either. :dunno:
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    Meh I feel like everyone makes this shit way to hard. Get jacked up on stimulants, do some squats, eat some chicken. Not that complicated.

    99.9% of people don't need to know much more than that because they won't even do the most basic thing, which is show up to the gym every couple days.
     
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    :werd: It fascinates me sometimes seeing guys do exercises I've never seen and wonder how I could have never seen or done that exercise before. The nutrition aspect is just as interesting to me: metabolisms, pre and post workout snacks/meals, etc.
     
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    grimstone magic murda bag OT Supporter

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    yep and you will come to find 90% does not really matter at all
     
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    SQUATS AND MILK.
     
  7. pollux

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    it's not that hard if you started right, maybe with a good trainer who'll teach you all the basic lifts.

    to do a really good squat or power clean will take quite a bit of practice and spotting. most people don't know how to do that shit, or know why it's important
     
  8. SuperChode

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    Actually, you're dead wrong.

    In 1912 the 100 meter dash world record was 10.6 seconds. Today, the high school record is 10.08. If this shit was all so unimportant, then how come a high schooler with modern training can easily beat a world champion from almost a century ago?
     
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    nitrotech and curls bro... nitrotech and curls....
     
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    The nutrition aspect is retarded. I spent 10 years reading/learning everyday. I've had 3 years off and I feel like I'm half lost haha. Fun getting back into it.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    fundamentals of strength training have not changed in 100 years...:hsugh:
     
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    Blacks can't run well with chains?
     
  13. Satellite

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    Sure there can be alot to learn. But there is a saying...

    "The enemy of the good is the better"

    I see people get that deer in the headlights look, and ruin perfectly good training days.
     
  14. SuperChode

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    Did I fucking say they changed the fundamentals? My point is training has improved massively within the last century, and if you honestly can't see that, then you're an idiot.
     
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    Superchode.jpg
     
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    don't mind him. His schtick is telling everyone that everything doesn't matter. Granted the two most important rules are: eat for your goals, train for your goals. So workout hard regardless, and then follow calories in vs calories out depending on whether you want to gain or lose weight.

    But that doesn't mean finding 100 small improvements can't lead to significant advantages over time.
     
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    Grimstone is right though.
    Yes, those 100 small improvements can make 10% difference. But only if the basics continue to be met. Unfortunately people will focus on those small improvements yet lose sight of meeting the basics.
    "I've eaten every 2 hours but I only ate 50g of protein for the day."
    "I made sure to hold and pause at the top of my leg extensions but didn't have time to do squats."
    "I had my post workout shake within 30 min after my workout. Just didn't have time to eat for the rest of the day."
    What's optimal remains optimal only when the basic needs of what's necessary is met (which is what I've bolded in smb's post.) I would add meeting protein needs in there though.
     
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    its not my schtick notice pretty much everyone on this board that has been doing this for awhile says the same thing worry about the basics the small stuff really wont make a big deference but can take up all your time and have you end up doing stupid stuff because you are not seeing the big picture.
     
  20. SuperChode

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    :rofl: What can I say, I've reached a point where stating that we have room to improve in training philosophy starts an argument.
     
  21. TKEBoss

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    The thing I always think about is: Was all this complicated diet, percentage training, 100+ exercises for a muscle group, and even steroid science was around when Arnold and those guys were around? Or did they just get geared up, coked up, stoned and lift weights at whatever they felt like doing?
     
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    that is not what you said...
    :hsugh:
     
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    Nah man, you are just the internet epitome.jpg.

    You are the prime example of what everyone talks about when they imply people work out their fingers on the internet more than they do their bodies.
     
  24. SuperChode

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    To me, saying 90% of this shit is useless in a thread about realizing how much is out there that we don't know is the same as saying, "Don't bother, it's a waste of time."
     
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    I guess. In reality, I'm at work right now, otherwise I would be doing my bicept slaps.
     
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