Priceless Advice -- One thing you would tell an intermediate weightlifter/bodybuilder.

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    Apr 14, 2009 9:21 PM GMT
    Lets just say you finished a bodybuilding/weightlifting competition and a reporter for some muscle magazine came up to you and asked you to give one solid piece of advice. This advice must be geared towards intermediate to advanced bodybuilders that you personally have followed throughout your career.

    What would you say?

    Would you say the number one mistake you see most people make? How they can switch up their routine? Overcome plateaus? Growing Muscle? Small Tweak? Different Posture? Cheating properly? Supplements? Nutrition? Ect.....
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    Apr 14, 2009 11:20 PM GMT
    I would say that if you've never competed before and are considering it, go for it. Not only will you have fun, but you will learn more about your body than you would not training for competition, and having the goal is highly motivating. You will push yourself harder and farther than you might think possible.
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    Apr 15, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    if you are becoming wider than your height, it's time to stop. i see all these hot guys at the gym that are around "3 feet 4" and they seem to be completely unaware of the proportions, which is ironic because most do the work to achieve some kind of esthetically pleasing thing.....
  • B71115

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    Apr 15, 2009 1:02 AM GMT
    don't just try a routine that worked for somebody else. find out what works for you, because your motivation and body and diet and schedule and starting point is different than anybody else's. and once you find a routine, feel free to change frequently. ignore the workout nazis who say it wont work unless you do it their way
  • UncleverName

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    Apr 15, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    Work harder, and learn how to eat right icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 2:40 AM GMT

    I'd say 'working out won't make you taller or compensate for your small penis' then run like hell.

  • Apr 15, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    Eat....
    Eat clean....
    Then eat some more....but cleanly.

    PS: "clean" is what ever your body requires...some need higher carbs...others, like me need to keep it on the low side.
  • twentyfourhou...

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    I would say;
    It is a lifestyle. It is not a fad. It is not about doing it for 6 or 12 months then stopping.
    #1 mistake is use of poor form. Work with your genetics - focus on building upon your own body. For example, there is no way in hell that i have the genetic make-up (or maybe it is will power) to develop a swimmers build or become toned.
    #2 mistake is the belief that simply lifting heavy wts on a regular basis will do the trick - it is about proper dietary intake, workout routines, sleeping, and an overall healthy (healthier) lifestyle.
    I would suggest changing the routine either when you become stagnat or get bored with the routine. Listen to advice from others but ultimately learn to listen to your body, it will tell you what works and what does not work for YOU.
    Do not overdo it. The body needs time to "heal" or grow if you will.
    Combination of cardio, wt. lifting (high interchanging with low reps) plus stretching is essential.
    Cheating is OK, every once in a while - if you know your body you will know what you can and cannot get away with. You know i am referring to diet - of course.
    Supplements have their place - nothing illegal.

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    make sure to work everything below the waist as well
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
    MadeNUSA saidmake sure to work everything below the waist as well


    Everything? I think I might need you to show me how.

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    Apr 17, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys. I am always trying to learn and adapt to new things and ideas that might work for me. I try to stay away from latest "fads" and get the most solid advice that I can get.

    I think one of the best advice that I have been given is to really "focus". Focus when your lifting weights, don't just push weight. Really concentrate on the muscle you are trying to build and imagine what that muscle must be doing or should be doing. Focus on your technique.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger also one said something like an unflexed muscle is an incomplete muscle. I wish I could find the exact quote. So flex on!
  • Hunkymonkey

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    Apr 20, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    I would say there are 2 number 1 things:
    - nutrition is key. eat right for whatever your goal is.
    - train properly, and especially don't overtrain.