Definition of beginner bodybuilder?


  • Sep 07, 2010 5:49 AM GMT
    Ok I know it's probably one of those weird "well duh" questions but still curious...what's the "definiton" of a beginner? Seeks like everything I read about beginners are for those who decided to get off the couch and start going to the gym, cause all the tips/suggestions I know and knew when I start hitting the weights harder.
    So is it based on how much you lift or how long you've been wo or bb or is it one of those i know iam past this stage?
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    Sep 07, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    one measure is the first 6 months of training....

    there are bound to be others. Maybe someone who has got over their initial gains stage and has to settle in for the long haul...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 07, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    Its mostly the state of mind and putting it into action:

    There is a definitive difference between a "beginning bodybuilder" and someone who is just new to fitness.

    I would say the "beginning bodybuilder" has to be more structured and determined, hungry to get and learn from all sources in his quest to follow up on the best avenue to learn and to that into practice. Everything from proper technique, exercise physiology and psychology and identification of goals.
    The beginning fitness buff should be interested in learning, but probably not with the emphasis that the bodybuilder might.
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    Sep 16, 2010 10:58 AM GMT
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    My definition of a beginning bodybuilder is one that follows a set program verbatim. A beginner becomes an intermediate when they start manipulating variables on their own with time in an effort to hasten new gains. An advanced bodybuilder is someone who has done this for awhile and knows what time of techniques work best.
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    Sep 16, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    I might add that like any sport that anyone is really good at, that, while talent, and genetics, are crucial, sports science is what's seperates the men from the boys.

    Those who are elite have a level of discipline, patience, focus, openness, and teachability that you won't find in lay folks. Elite athletes develop goals, plans, and know how to execute them. They're patient. They're coachable. They're observant. They're open minded, and...when they fail...they get right back up, take a different approach, and go at the goal again. They live for the challenge and a new personal best. For folks who don't have those traits, it's often hard for them to understand those who do.

    If it was easy, anyone could, and would, do it. It's not. It's a discipline that involves all the things I mentioned.

    For folks that are "wired" with all the above, they do well in a sport so heavily disciplined that plays out over months, years, and decades.

    I would say a beginner is someone who is out studying everything there is to know and is putting his time in to reach a first set of milestones.

    I would say an intermediate is someone who not only studies, but experiments, and has met with some degree of success over a period of months and years.
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    Sep 18, 2010 5:05 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidone measure is the first 6 months of training....

    there are bound to be others. Maybe someone who has got over their initial gains stage and has to settle in for the long haul...
    I'd say that this is the case.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 18, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    I've been working out fifteen years, and I'm not sure I could answer that question. I guess anyone can call themselves a body builder. I just work out and try to improve my body. Given the results I've achieved, I guess I have by default become a body builder. Part of it is goals and the other results.