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10 Reasons Stuart McRobert Can Go Fuck Himself

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1) STUART MCROBERT IS TERRIFIED OF HIS OWN FUCKING SHADOW.

His entire training philosophy, from his Brawn books, to Lose Fat, Get Fit, to his myriad articles, centers around the central premise of fear. McRobert is afraid of overtraining. He’s afraid of “dangerous exercises”. He’s afraid of injury. He’s afraid of cameras (has anyone EVER seen a picture of this “guru”?) He’s probably afraid of a litany of other things as well, but I’ve no interest in enumerating the lot of them. The main problem with this first point, other than the glaring issue of the fact that he’s a massive, bloody vagina, is the fact that he’s been able to spread his disgusting tripe all over bookstores and the Internet for going on 20 years, leaving a pile of slack-jawed pussies, lowered testosterone levels, and heightened serum cortisol levels in his wake. As such, he can go fuck himself.

2) HE’S COMPLETELY PREOCCUPIED WITH GENETICS.

McRobert has espoused that everyone train within their genetic potential for the entirety of his career. There are some obvious problems with this approach- namely, it automatically sets arbitrary limits and assumes failure, fails to give an adequate standard by which one could gauge one’s level of genetic fitness for bodybuilding, predicates his approach on a system of somatotyping that was abandoned and ridiculed by every single accredited person in the medical community decades ago, and apparently never heard of the idea that ontogenic adaptation and evolution occurs. Thus, he’s either willfully ignorant of reality, or is deliberately utilizing the public forum he has built to deliberately mislead people. He should begin fucking himself, stat.

3) HE COINED THE TERM “HARDGAINER.”

Though he coined this term, he at no point demonstrated conclusively a manner by which one could objectively determine one’s self to be one, thereby creating legions of pasty-faced assholes who will blather on about being hardgainers simply because they’ve never trained hard a day in their lives, their diets suck shit, they don’t squat or deadlift, and they think a workout routine consists of milling about Nautilus equipment for 45 minutes a day, three times a week. McRobert and his legions of hardgainers can go fuck themselves- they’re pussies though, so it won’t be the epic, Max Hardcore fucking they deserve.

4) HE ESPOUSES SAFE TRAINING.

What the fuck should be safe about training? If one’s life is not in imminent peril, where’s one’s motivation to lift a given weight? Furthermore, what the fuck is fun about being safe? What kid likes to wear a helmet when he rides a bike? What person likes to drive at or below the posted speed limit? What person likes watered-down alcohol? What person wants to box their friends wearing adequate protective gear? I’ll tell you who- desperately boring, testosterone-deficient, slack-jawed pussies who fear innovation, vibrance, and anything interesting, and who wouldn’t know a good time if ten topless, big-tittied sluts in micro-mini jean skirts awakened them from a dead sleep with the promise of 6 weeks of nonstop oral pleasure and drunken fisticuffs. The type of person who’s favorite color is beige and thinks that Barry Manilow is acceptable music to fuel a lifting session. You know who doesn’t like safe training? Anyone who wants to win a lifting competition, succeed in life, snap necks and cash checks, bend a chick over the counter at Denny’s in front of a bevy of startled onlookers and then smile for the camera phones clicking away while wondering the name of the chick he’s penetrating. Angry, misanthropic, tattooed and goateed people who think that Godsmack is easy-listening music and who could total elite without gear, half asleep, and recovering from the flu, that’s who. Both safety and Stuart McRobert can go fuck themselves.

5) HE’S EVIDENTLY NEVER HEARD OF THE BULGARIAN OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM.

McRobert posted a “Ten Commandments” online, ostensibly to further fuck with the hearts and minds of bodybuilding aficionados everywhere, in which three of his commandments are “Weight train no more than three times a week”, “Don’t skimp on warmup sets”, and “Do no more than 20 work sets per workout (not per body part, per workout!).” Bereft of explanation, these statements hardly require any, as any attempt at elucidation would only highlight further his myriad shortcomings and illogic. As anyone who lifts knows the Bulgarians are all brutally strong, Olympic Gold medal snatching, muscular motherfuckers from a nation so shit-poor and awful that in spite of the fact that it’s located right next to the über-shithole Turkey, its population is actually decreasing as its population goes anywhere else. The Bulgarians are hardly known for being a physically powerful people, yet in spite of their seeming genetic shortfall, they’ve amassed huge numbers of Olympic medals by virtue of the fact that they train harder than everyone. Bulgarians train 6 days a week, for 6 to 8 hours a day, most of which is 85% of their one rep max or greater. Thus, they’re doing “unsafe” exercises with hideously “unsafe” weights, for exponentially greater amounts of time than the wise Mr. McRobert suggests. Furthermore, according to Leo Costa, they barely warm up at all. Thus, they are living proof that McRobert is a pussy, and he should go fuck himself.

 

6) HE HAS HORRIFYINGLY LOW STANDARDS.

He thinks that a man of average height (which we’ll assume is 5’10”), at “”just” 190 pounds and 10% bodyfat will drop the jaws of almost everyone,” and that such a physique “would have won you big contests 40+ years ago.” This statement is patently absurd, for a wide variety of reasons. First, bodybuilders of the 1980s and 1990s were, by and large, well over 190 lbs, with the exception of perhaps Flavio Baccianini. He was practically a fucking midget however, so that hardly counts. Second, 10% bodyfat, for anyone under 280 lbs, is hardly impressive. Thus, McRobert sets the bar low and encourages his trainees to aim lower, due to their genetics. Stuart McRobert and genetics can go fuck themselves.

7) HIS DIET ADVICE BLOWS.

McRobert advocates the consumption of less than one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Given that most paleolithic dieting authors, who are hardly bodybuilding enthusiasts, advocate protein consumption in excess of this, McRobert is an ass. If humans in the wild readily consume up to 65% (according to Loren Codain) of their daily calories in the form of protein, it stands to reason that modern trainees should do, at the very least, the same. Apparently, McRobert thinks that he knows better, in spite of the fact that he couldn’t match any Paleolithic human in any contest of strength or endurance. I’m sure there’s a bisexual Paleolithic man somewhere on the planet who wouldn’t mind helping ol’ Stu go fuck himself.

8) HE ESPOUSES AMUSINGLY INFREQUENT TRAINING.

McRobert actually typed the following words: “While it seems to be easier, at least for some people, to build strength on infrequent training schedules where a given exercise or bodypart is trained less often than once a week, many people seem to need a bit more frequency-twice every 7-10 days or so per bodypart, though not necessarily the same frequency for each area-in order to produce muscle growth.” That just happened. Who get better at something by doing less of it? The answer: NO-FUCKING-ONE. If you think HIT is the answer, it’s because you’re less of a man than RuPaul and you think that training might give you ugly, big muscles. You shouldn’t be reading this site- you should be on an anorexic-friendly site wherein everyone cheers you on while you starve yourself. No one has ever gotten better or bigger by doing less of anything, unless you’re a circus fat man or you were doing way too much of the wrong fucking thing, and you started doing the right thing. McRobert and infrequent training advocates can go fuck themselves ever 7-10 days. Fucking retards.

9) HE THINKS YOU’RE AS BIG A PUSSY AS HE IS.

McRobert recommends you eschew singles, doubles, and triples, because you might get hurt! God forfuckingbid you get stronger, but you might hurt yourself in the process. Apparently having never even heard of the stock market, or being a sole advocate of low risk/low yield mutual funds, McRobert thinks that lifting like the biggest pussy of all time will make you slightly stronger, very slowly. While he’s very slowly getting stronger, he can very slowly ease his own cock into his ass and go fuck himself. No fucking risk, no goddamned reward. Go big, or get the fuck out of the gym and let the men handle the lifting.

10) HE CLAIMS YOU SHOULD ONLY DEADLIFT WITH A FLAT BACK.

Oh yeah? Ever seen Andy Bolton dead 1000+? I have, and the very last thing that was employed was a flat back. Certainly, in training, it’s something to which one should aspire, but when you’re busting ass, Brooks Kubik and Andy Bolton both agree- GET THE FUCKING WEIGHT OFF THE GROUND, AND FUCK YOUR LOWER BACK. McRobert and his bitch-ass lower back can go fuck themselves.

If you found this article offensive, feel free to go fuck yourself. You probably lack the mental acuity to understand the points I’ve made, the courage to anally rape yourself, or the strength to take yourself by force, but I still wholeheartedly encourage you to fuck yourself good and hard. Just be careful to make it an abbreviated session, as you wouldn’t want to overtrain.

Jamie Lewis is a professional asshole who maintains the wildly popular strength training and nutrition blog “ChAoS and PAIN” at chaosandpain.blogspot.com whenever he’s not at the gym throwing around massive weights or standing in the mall mocking the mentally and physically deficient.

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142 comments

  1. ur an idiot jamie lewis, using the bulgarian olympic team as an example is just comical. lol average raw drug free person cant handle those workloads, and oh yeah STEROIDS……….your just a walking hypocrite, if gay porn or bisexual is your thing thats cool man, just dont be the pot calling the kettle black dude lol.

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  2. He says don’t squat and deadlift? WTF????? According to him those are a few of the handful of exercises you’ll ever do. I think 90% of the people who read his books squat and/or deadlift.

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  3. I had to laugh out load when reading this article. I do think that Stuart plays it very safe, but I would rather err on the side of under-training and being injury free, than the alternative.

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  4. I just saw pics of Lewis on the net and no wonder he’s mad, what an ugly fucking cunt. If he ever got to bend anyone over with his tiny steroids depleted cock, it would be another bald faggot in a gay porno to pay for all the the roids lol

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  5. Couldn’t help smiling at this. As far as genetics are concerned just take a look at the recent Olypmic games – notice how all the elite athletes in a given sport all tend to have the same physiques? Simple reason – your body type tends to dicate which event you’re most suited for, then the training for that sport will then emphasize those attributes.

    With regards to the gung ho, unsafe training advocated at the top – I’m 50 and still squat once a week unlike some of my chemically enhanced colleagues who now have to ‘limit’ their leg training due to wrecked knees – and they’re still in their 30′s.

    With all the information on training techniques / frequencies etc, you just have try it and see what works for you – if there was a magic routine that worked for everyone then all the training gurus and magazines would be out of a job.

    Remember as with every industry, there is always the ‘next’ thing for them to sell and for you to buy!

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  6. You my friend just made Stuart McRoberts book an even better read. You have just acted like the people he mentions badmouthing the importance of form/technique, downplaying genetics and general asshole attitude that thinks everyone and anyone reacts the same way to weights. You should go back and read the book. Its actually very well written and has some good advice to follow for beginners to advanced.

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  7. He forgot to mention that Stuart McRobert spends the better part of each book suggesting you refer to his other books. ‘Beyond Brawn’ was mostly a long advertisement for his other works.

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  8. “10% bodyfat, for anyone under 280 lbs, is hardly impressive”

    lol right. 10% body fat at 5’10″, 190lbs is very impressive without steroids and 10% bf at 5’10″, 280lbs is literally fucking impossible unless you’re chugging test by gallon.

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    • 10% bf at 190 lbs is impressive? you must be one of those guys that think 1000 lb totals are also impressive.

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      • That’s as large as most natural champions. Might want to do your research before making yourself look like an idiot.

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  9. You are a fool who obviously doesn’t know your ass from your elbow. Your foul language and opinions are worth nothing, and am sure you are a skinny pimply faced punk with a huge chip on your shoulder. Grow up dork.

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  10. lol this shit is hilarious..i love this website haha

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  11. I’m a huge follower of Mike Mentzer and Arthur Jones, and I must say that in my past 15 yrs of bodybuilding and competing I have never found a program thats more effective than HIT. My physique made leaps and bounds from HIT training. I have used weight that would crush most people and blasted reps into the teens and 20′s w/ it. HIT for pussies? HARDLY. When you give urself only 1 work set to blast through all barriers and break records, freaky shit happens. U lose your mind and go beyond what u thought was ever possible=grow

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  12. Stuart McRobert’s books wouldn’t have been successful had they contained misinformation- which they do not. Every solid powerlifting and bodybuilding message board on the net praises BRAWN. Especially IronAddicts.com. Check them out my name there is Kronos, tell them I sent ya!

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  13. I think you guys are missing this guys biggest point. My interpretation was that the biggest problem with Stuart McRobert is that he was preoccupied with genetics. Although there may be science behind this, the idea that how far you can go in life is predetermined at birth is archaic, aristocratic by nature, and is the appropriate philosophy for life if you never want to amount to much. THAT is why Stuart McRobert can go fuck himself.

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  14. This was a very entertaining read. I do think though that Stuart’s mission is to compensate for the blowhard over hyped training crap that has filled the pages of every bodybuilding magazine catering to sales and not good training advice. The ridiculous volumes of training that are printed in the magazines that not only really aren’t followed by professional bodybuilders, but could only be followed by a juicer is the reason why I think that Stuart has a place in the advice industry. 99% of the people who read his advice will make much greater gains and not burn out vs. following the so called advice of the muscle mags.

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  15. i cant believe this guy,i have trained for over 30 years and have tried almost everything and mcrobert speaks a lot of sense,i dont agree with everything but at least he doesnt advocate 40 sets everyday that i have seen,as for the bulgarians,what is your point? they have been found to be one of the worst countries for steriod abuse.

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  16. Dont be too hard on the guy, It sounds to me like he never even finnished reading any of the brawn books – he was probably too buisy fucking himself, cos we all know that the more time you spend in the gym is less spent fucking real women. stuart McRoberts main point is DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU; If guzzeling steriods and fucking your self after a twelve hour gym session seven days a week made him big then let him carry on.
    I also wonderd if his cocked could even fit in his own arse what with his head so far up it.
    Nice article though…

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  17. all these people below me need to shut it. first off.. stop trollin, secondly, stop being fuckin pussies and go lift some heavy ass weight instead of jerkin it on the computer. you saw the title! what did you expect. nimrods…

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  18. the author of this article clearly wrote this in the midst of a roid rage, and all he’s done is put himself across as some meat headed, steroidal, hate filled, alpha male baboon who believes his own hype, and thinks that ranting like a cretinous, drug addled, wild eyed psychotic makes what he says more valid.

    no it doesnt.

    all it does is make you look and sound like one of those shoeless, homeless psychotics on a street corner, yelling aimlessly and impotently at the traffic.

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  19. H.I.T. is not the answer? If you’re such a badass, then go tell Dorian Yates he’s fucking wrong you worthless piece of shit.

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  20. I kinda agree that Stuart sits on the more conservative side when it comes to expectations which I feel can be limiting, I know some of us may not reach dizzying heights of size and strength, I think its best to look high but also be happy with progress and where your at.Stuart is right that steroid users are a world apart from non users, and most people will never build the size and strength promoted in most muscle mags, but how far you can go can only be acessed in retrospect. But Stuart has written what I consider the most useful book on training for strength and size for the drug free, “Brawn”which I feel is better than beyond brawn. The advice for deadlifting in the article is plain stupid and people should look to maintain decent form when training because injuries are not fun or macho. I don’t follow all the advice from Stuart and I use my own judgement, but his advice and books have helped me greatly in my training. Most readers here seem to think the author of this article is off the mark and they can probably list 10 reasons why he should go fuck himself!

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  21. The thing that wrote this article seems like an extremely angry, probably insecure individual.
    His points are articulated with vocabulary that he probably found in a thesaurus and probably used as an attempt to keep his frequent swearing filled – bollocko argument flowing.
    If this roid filled – testosterone craving looser wants to put a solid argument on why he disagrees with Stuart McRobert without a single swear word, without vocabulary he though would confuse someone into thinking this was a good article then I might partake in actually taking in his poorly constructed points.. If he has to draw reference to reckless sex, wearing a bicycle helmet and listening to various types of music (which, dear asshole is completely irrelevant) then one can safely assume this poor ‘steak head’ of a human being is merely a disgustingly confused individual who needs to hide behind a computer, and spread his manly (debatable) musings on a very helpful person (McRoberts). Which, now concluding everyone who reads this can affirm this person is one in which people need to feel sorry for, and pity for being such a insecure wanker.

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  22. Anyone who wrote this article is complete idiot, a person full of fear, that finally someone said the truth about gaining muscles.

    You are obviusely in supplement market business, and cannot handle the truth that protein powders or any other supplement are bulls..t and really not needed if you want to build muscles. Hard work, hard work, good meals, full of proteins and CH.

    I can’t belive that someone actually wrote this thing. What a shame…

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  23. A three day per week abbreviated program is extremely effective and as someone else commented, muscles grow and repair when you are RESTING after lifting heavy. I’m deadlifting 2.5x my bodyweight (79kg) and have acheived this through an abbreviated program just like McRobert recommends. My workouts are short and very intense. Once i’ve worked out to this intensity I will not be able to workout the next day even if I wanted to. Jamie who?? you’re just a dick and YOU should go and fuck YOURSELF.

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  24. jamie Lewis you are not a professional asshole! Perhaps, i think…. you are weaker than the vitamin in the horse fart.

    If you want to kiss someone ass, must use your tongue.

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  25. I’m not religious but for me Mcrobert is good its since I was 18 I studying his books.
    For me lifting 40 kg on the Lat machine 20 time its still a record to achieve.
    I use the 5×5 method and only got injuries on my lats. The only think I find wrong in Mc Robert philosophy is 5×5 and low reps I find my self growing with 20 reps.
    Apart that the man is good on heart and you little arrogant powerlifter should think twice before judge a person doing so much for hardgayner like me.
    For you probably is being easy to lift 100kg on the bench press for me still a dream.
    But I’m enjoy any little weight I add to my barbell and I’m proud to be an hardgayner
    modest weak hardgayner doing is best every day…….I’m not like you man …..this is not a monkey show of brutal force this is a proper religion and so should be treat it with respect for any one try to improve it.

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  26. Who is Jamey Lewis??? I ran across this article because I Googled Stuart McRobert. That tells me all I need to know. Who is Jamie Louis?? An idiot loser is my impression.

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    • Dr. Papadopolous

      Mr Gamesman,

      How does Stuart McRobert’s higher visibility on Google validate his training methodology?

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  27. jamie you are a roid eating,phycopathic idiot. Why would anyone listen to you. All the things you state as facts about McRobert’s theories are wrong. your a drugger. You have no clue what works for the drug free REAL weight trainer you zipperheaded dink

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    • It stands to reason that the supporters of McRobert and his adorably antiquated pseudoscience would perpetuate the myth of “roid rage”. I suppose it should come as no surprise that grammar, syntax, and spelling conventions are all as foreign to the assembled legions of McRobert fans as are science and hard work.

      You guys are the cutest.

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      • All that synthetic testosterone you cant help but keep injecting into your ass cheeks has fucked up the synapses in whats left of your evidentially primitive and undeveloped brain.

        McRoberts books and the methods therein ARE logical, sensible and systematic.

        Something far more akin to ‘scientific’ than some uninformed, illogical and hilariously stupid knuckledragging blockhead’s roid-fuelled rant on a forum

        How can you take any double digit IQ’ed imbecile seriously who thinks training safely and with good form is ‘for pussies’ and who’s idea of a good time involves ‘drunken fisticuffs’ ?

        Id also add that its clear to anyone with even half a brain (sorry Jamie that excludes you), that the type and frequency of profanity you cant help but punctuate this unintentionally comedic ‘article’ with, highlight you as very likely being, not only a loud mouthed angry chimpanzee with a barbell set, but a sexually frustrated closet homosexual to boot.

        ever spent any time in jail ?………………..youd love it………….itd help you work through all these issues you have too

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        • Dr. Papadopolous

          Dear Mr. Kay,

          Stuart McRobert’s books can be logical and systematic and still end up promoting an ineffective training methodology. If he begins his arguments with false premises (such as ‘most people cannot adapt to higher training frequency’), the conclusions will also be incorrect.

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  28. Bulgarians are pussies.

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  29. It is because of guy’s like this that I have a concealed weapons permit.

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  30. theres some things i agree with and some things i dont agree with. yes, when persuing big lifts sometimes your form will faulter and thats ok but form is absolutely the number one thing a lifter should focus on. when you say fuck your lower back in the deadlift that kind of attitude leads to alot of back problems which nobody wants.

    every great lifter in the past century john mccallum, paul kelso, steve justa, randall strossen, dan john, tommy kono just to name a few have PROVEN that over training will cause you problems. your muscles grow and become stronger during REST not WORK. over training is bad, plain and simple.

    look dude, what works for some will not work for others, i agree with you on that and everyone should listen to their own bodies and do whats right for them, i also agree that no u cant go into a workout with a pussy “i should take it easy” attitude, you have to hit it hard but know when to stop. im not a big guy 5″3 at 165lbs and i have some decent numbers for my size and i have never overtrained once. discus legend fortune gordein said “less is more, when things go bad simplify” i think youre the type who adds a bunch of nonsense exercises to your routine and are left with absoliutely no gains when you are done. so ude do whatever you want just dont preach to us about it

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  31. Loved the article. I laughed like an asshole.

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  32. The most stupid article ever at MuscleandBrawn

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  33. gotta say that while i hate the term hardgainer… i do have an obnoxiously fast metabolism. this whole quit being a pussy bullshit is rediculous. just cause you can do all those doubles and triples doesnt make you cool. it means your probly doing roids. notice the anger in your post… for sure youve got some serious roid rage. i bust ass three to four times a week with shorter targeted routines and they work great. i went from 125 pounds to 145 in one summer. get fucked you prick. you are the definiton of ignorant

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  34. I used to be sarcastic like you. It wasnt always easy trying to convince people that my methods worked. An abbreviated routine with massive weight is all you need

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  35. Brawn is useless. You have to do what is right for your body and not follow some guys advice who lives out on an island in the mediterranean. Same thing applies to M&F f-ing routines and the like. Bottom line: if you want it, you have to make it happen. Doesn’t matter if the “it” is size, strength, or even a woman. If you sit on your ass and read stuff by other so called experts, you will never be anything.

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  36. Now wait just a cotton picking moment there. Obviously the Author escaped from the local zoo and is on a ‘roid raging rant. I’ve used every routine out there and after 35 years of weight training can honestly say Stuart is a bit wrong but, he’s also a little right. Take brawn d

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  37. ANY PUBLICITY IS GOOD PUBLICITY! Stuart McRobert should thank this asshole for such a colourful piece of writing. He probably sold another thousand books from his website because of this “article”. What a dumb ass…go write some more.

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  38. there are only 2 things i would like to say in regards to this article.

    Of course people should not be overly concerned with genetics because there isnt a whole hell of alot you can do about it, but somatotyping and genetic predispositions are very real and should not be labeled as ‘bullshit.’ If you havent looked at studies done by William Sheldon or looked at the book ‘Atlas of Men’ please dont try to convey how genetics are irrelivant.

    In regards to bulgarian training. They are practicing olympic lifts and are not doing bodybuilding training. They are 2 different things. If getting large muscles is the goal you need more recovery time. Its alot harder to overtrain short tension time lifts like the snatch and CJ than it is the grinding, higher tension time powerlifting type moves.

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  39. Yes, i agree stuart mcrobert is a giant deuche .

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  40. Hi,

    I’ve never commented on anything like this before. I’m not quite sure why people are so aggressively opinionated about something which is, in my mind, a pursuit that involves many, many, variables. If you read peer-reviewed journal articles you will see that results of different training techniques differ. The reason for this is that people are individuals, and variation in responses to training is due to many different factors.

    I think, however, that it would be fairly safe to say a more productive use of your time would be to further hone your training by continuing to find out what works for you, rather than dismissing someone else’s opinion which, statistically, holds just as much value as your own.

    cheers

    Russ

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  41. Very funny rant. But Stuart McRoberts — while he may be overly conservative at times — deserves credit for one thing: unmasking the fact that those high volume, multiple set per bodypart split routines that everyone seemed to be doing 20 years ago were not ideal for everyone.

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  42. Holy SHIT! I was actually looking around for an Al Gerard Deadlift routine when i just happened upon this site. I clicked and the title of this article caught my eye so i clicked again. MY EYES HAVE BEEN PEELED OPEN! I own all of McRobert’s books and have had the exact same mentality as above when reading them. It is SO nice to know that I’m not the only one out there who thinks McRobert is a pussy when it comes to training (ever notice in his book Further Brawn he answers each question with “It matters what works best for YOU” so he doesn’t actually have to answer the fucking question???). After I finish typing this I’m going to bookmark this website, and i look forward to every article I’m gonna read now by the dude who wrote this awesome TRUTHFUL article. For some reason heavy singles and doubles and triples have gotten a bad rap for ONLY building strength but not muscle. Well, I’ve been training with them for years and let me tell you until i found the awesome power of heavy training i was just back-floating in the pond of muscle building aimlessly going no where. It takes a MAN to lift heavy weights (C. S. Sloan can attest to this), and heavy weights make a man outta you guaranteed ;-)

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  43. Stuart McRobert’s books are aimed at the average dude. The average, married, full-time working, guy that doesn’t have the time nor the opportunity to work out 5 days a week and recover appropriately. He espouses conservatism in training, and looking at the big picture. Maybe if you go all out and have perfect conditions, you can, let’s say for example, reach a 300lb squat in a year, but if you have other obligations, a full schedule, you will reach it in 2 years. This is not a big deal, it’s just more practical.

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  44. I’m not usually one to comment on the internet, however, i feel i must express my opinion on the author of the above article, and the article itself. Firstly, you (author) are a total retard. Anybody that is serious about gym work would know that one type of training does not work for all, and that based on genetics (and other variables) different people respond to different training methods, frequency, cycling etc. I agree with all of McRoberts methods and theory. This article is exactly what bodybuilding websites could do without, plus what kind of idiot feels he has to include so much profanity in an article to make his point.

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  45. LOL what a pathetic article.
    There is some stuff in his books I don’t agree with. Such as him saying that EVERYONE does better on his routines. I for one don’t, I gain much better with 5 heavy and hard workouts.
    However most of the info in his books is GOLD.
    And if you are genuinely a hardgainer then I would follow his advice to a tee.

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  46. Wait……hold on a sec……I’m not done laughing yet. I think the author and I would get along famously because I share his ATTITUDE. And EVERYTHING in life is about attitude. Lifting heavy weights week in, week out, is NOT fun. Not if you’re exploring your potential. It requires a mind-set, a single-mindedness, intense focus and the right ATTITUDE. SEMPER FI!!!

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  47. This is simply epic… fucking epic.

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  48. Well for one I’m a weight lifting addict, I’m at the Gym 5 days/week 2-3 hrs including 45 mns of mixed cardio at the max.

    Although debates can be long about the differences of Opinions on how to train and by using which product, I honestly believe that the author of this article could have used at least some part of his brain, to at least be professional about it and use proper language.

    All of this article could have been much shorter just by saying ” I truly don’t believe that STUART MCROBERT’s training is the best way, I would suggest you get in touch with me and I will give you a 4 week training to prove my point, in all, 10 people will be accepted, 5 will do McRobbert’s training and 5 will do mine, the training will be done on my terms and you’ll have to take the products I ask you to take, the training will be monitered daily, final results will determine who’s training is truly the best. “.

    The saying “All muscle, No brains” comes from this kind of talk, where someone as good as they can be in the Gym or How much weight they can lift, have yet figured how to use their brain.

    James

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  49. stevieswelld**k

    That’s whats up Jamie, getting it done.

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  50. I DO A FULL BODY WORKOUT EVERY 5 DAYS, I HAVENT EVER HAD BETTER RESULTS, TRUST ME NOTHING CAN BEAT THIS WAY.

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  51. 2 to 4 very intense sets a bodypart, once evey nine days = 6ft 8% bodyfat @ 237 lbs [lifelong natural, 40 year old]- How about putting THAT where the sun don’t shine Mr Lewis?

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  52. I worked out on McRobert’s plan and did well. I completely agree with his opinion that the current bodybuilding plans you see in the big magazines will more than likely get you injured. I put on ten pounds of visible muscle in a year. The truth is that if you don’t have the genetic makeup to put on muscle, you will not put on muscle no matter what program you use. That is the truth.

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  53. your actually wrong and stuart is right, its based on the concept of allowing your muscles to fully heal, hence not training until that muscle has repaired some what, i use this technique and weigh in at 16 stones with low body fat and i no longer even take working out seriously.

    if you want to get big and strong allow your body time to heal visit the gym at max 3 times a week,

    ARNOLDS encyclopedia is excellent but in all honesty if you wish to get bigger you need to employ weight training/power buidling excercises

    if you want to sculpt your body and increase muscle tone then you need more frequency.

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  54. This hateful diatribe has to be the most ignorant article on weight training I have ever come across. Nobody can be as retarded as this Jamie Lewis is pretending to be. I’m sure it’s a hoax, designed solely for the purposed of generating a high page rank on Google…

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    • Would you prefer we post boring articles such as 10 ways to build better biceps? Great articles inspire debate. We allow all voices to be heard. Which is much better than just printing the same old crap from the roid bodybuilding magazines.

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  55. In the 2008 Olympic games, 75% of the BULGARIAN OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM failed a pre-games drugs test.

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  56. Mr. Jason Lewis,

    You are incredibly narrow-minded, intolerant, stupid, and take everything out of context just to feed your own shallow ego.

    Get some brains and humility and don’t think you’re God’s gift to the weightlifting world. In fact, I’m sure no reasonably inteligent, experienced, sensible trainee would agree with your asinine views nor could he/she empathasize with them.

    There, I’ve done wasting my time with this piece of cr.. who spends his time denouncing differing opionions.

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  57. And can agree with some of what you have suggested about Stuarts training methods. I for one was brain washed by his constant banter on ”do’s and don’ts” of training even more so on his section on injuries. BUT WE ALL KNOW NOT TO WORK THROUGH THE BAD PAIN???!!!!! If anyone has an ongoing ache in a muscle group which does not improve and ignored then the ache will eventually turn to pain and eventually excruciating pain! I for one is guilty of doing this – i ignored my aches and pains as i dreaded losing size and strength which would have happened had i have stopped training. Things became so bad that i had to discontinue and ultimately watch 10 years of hard graft go down the drain. I lost a staggering 5 stone of muscle mass over a period of about 4 years and i was so devasted! This can happen if you abuse your body – I am not for one moment against the person who is against Stuarts methods of training but I hope that you are sensible with your training and do not potentially finish up the way i have done! Having said all that, Stuart does speak alot of sense and there is no one in the muscle world that is more interested in good results than he is. I think that you are being a bit hard on Stuart to be honest – you do not need to attack his methods of training the way you have done. If you feel that his methods are wrong which i agree in some cases, he is over cautious when it comes to successful bodybuilding, then why do you bother to read his text books and slag him off and in the process waste your own time as well mate? If your methods of training are giving you good results then that is all what matters. I for one whenever i did too many training days in a week gained fuck all in muscle size – in fact i just lost size and strength. When i reduced my training days and just included the big 3 lifts including overhead press, I then noticed a massive increase in muscle size and bodyweight in a very short period of time. I think that Stuart is right when it comes to Hardgainers which i was when i first started out. On the otherhand, folks like Arnold S, Franco C, Lou F etc etc DID find it much easier to gain muscle mass despite 5 – 6 days a week of training hard and heavy and some on a double split routine! Having said all that, I think that to be able to train hard and heavy for more than 4 days a week and to get good results, it also depends on how much protein and carbs are consumed daily. Some of the older bodybuilders used to consume about 8 pints of milk a day and 15 eggs! lol! No wonder, along with their massive meat intake as well, they gained massive muscle mass!!!! I think also that for me to be able to train more frequently say 4-5 days a week and to gain good size and strength, i would have needed not just the diet outlined above but maybe the old steroids which repair and recuperate the body literally overnight! As much as i loved the this game (and still do) i would never put myself at risk by turning to the ‘roids! So to sum up, I am not against your views on YOUR methods of training – if it works for you then keep pumping mate – but make no mistake about it, McRobert only wants the best for ALL those involved in this great sport and looking back now, in a word, i fucked up my body BIG TIME by doing certain exercises like the dip with loads of weight strapped around my waist and ‘bottoming out!’ Something that I regret now and had i have had Stuarts book, would have known different! Good luck mate in training – I AM NOT AGAINST YOU IN ANY WAY! Take care!

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  58. Safety in the gym is important until you know what you are doing

    Genetics do make a difference

    Some people do put muscle on slower or faster than others

    Diet advice changes every year

    Infrequent deadlifting works for me

    Powerlifting (1 rep max type lifting) isn’t everyones goal

    Other than that, funny article, I enjoyed it

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  59. Mr. Lweis, you said, “who got results by doing less”

    I guess you never heard of Mike Mentzer.

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    • Mike Mentzer was a genetically gifted crackhead who did nothing but negatively impact the strength training world with his scathing rants about “INTensitay!!11″. I have bone spurs because of that c___sucker. I am quite glad he went tits up at an early age.
      F___ you, and have a good day.

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  60. Ray, wisely put. I have had my share of injuries by making stupid mistakes in the gym, mostly due to overtraining. I stil squat, and deadlift, thanks to adjusting my training methods according to Stuart’s guidelines. I”ve read Stuart’s books this guy, Lewis, he’s more full of shit than the Christmas goose!

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  61. Way to go, Jason. You said it like it is!
    I am 64 years old, I ahve been training for 47 years and I have nothing but the greatest respect for Stuart. He adn the Mentzer brothers showed us a different way that works.

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  62. Mr. Lweis, you are indeed an asshole. I squat, hard and heavy, i deadlift, one workout a week and I made gains I never made before. get a life you asshole. Stuart McRober and Mike Mentzer found the way for genetically compromised people to train. How do you know if you are one? you ask. Experience. you train on conventional methods and go no where, then change your training and you gain. that’s how you know. But it takes a brain to figure that out.

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  63. To Joe Schmoo. I agree totally with you. I too am an ectomorph. And as i said before, I made more gains than ever before working out on bench presses, squats, Lst work, presses, done once or twice a week. It works, i have photos to prove it. And I was a true, hopeless ectomorph. I tried for years on conventional methods on only got injured. Bravo Joe, you really got the picture.

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  64. You do not know what you are talking about. i put on over 70 lbls of muscle training once or twice a week on heavy basics as suggested by Mr. McRobert. So I know his methods work.

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  65. Hahaha. You guys crack me up. So, to sum up these comments, I’m really mean, and I’m on steroids. Given the fact that this thread is nothing but a litany of ad homs, that’s pretty rich.

    To the guy who’s 34… guess how old I am? That’s right- 34. I set the state records in GA at 181 just before my birthday, without even wearing a belt, and totalled elite.

    To those of you bitching about a lack of cites, they’re available all over my blog. I’ve cited more books in the last month than the lot of you have read in your lifetimes, which makes your comments about my “uninformed” approach even more amusing. If you’d like, however, here are the books that contain enough to refute all of McRobert’s nonsense about overtraining:

    Zatsiorsky, Vladimir. Science and Practice of Strength Training.
    Siff, Mel. Supertraining, 6th ed.

    As for the nonsense about somatotyping, feel free to use google to see that it’s completely discredited. You utilize that wonderful software by simply typing shit into your address bar. The software does all the work, lest you’re worried you might overtrain your forearms.

    Love,

    Jamie

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  66. His methods work! No gear!

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  67. I do not agree with this article at all. If you read Stuart’s books, he says if you can train more and get better results, do so, but most people progress optimally with 2 or 3 training sessions per week. All his answers are open like this and he aims to answer openly. If you are 20 years old and have a very easy life and a perfect diet, then 4 weights sessions per week would be okay.

    Anyone who trains properly and uses true high intensity will know that 2 or 3 training sessions per week is enough. If you lift weight 6 times per week, (assuming you do not use steroids) then you will be wasting your time.

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  68. To all readers who have commented on this article, I have read each comment and see that there are mixed feelings, those who have read Stuart MeRoberts books will know that his training is based on using big multi-joint exercises that build real muscle and require much energy expenditure as you train. He also avocates that one size does fit all and that genetics does play a vital role in your exercise if you are not genetically blessed and don’t take steroids.

    If this guy had half the sense that he should have he would have at least taken the time to read the first book Brawn, I have been training for years and still have never reached my potential even though I have competed as a professional power lifter at 125kg class, due to a back injury for the last 24 years and many procedures in the hospital I still train and I can tell you from experience that Stuart McRoberts has got it correct.

    Another factor that this person is not taking in is that although he avocates safety he does not say that you cannot increase the weight you use if that is your desire, it just means that you would not have conditioned the body to handle the weight or the reps if your increase was large.

    Through all of the comments that I have read the ones that have thought it is alright to be reckless will have to pay the piper sooner or later in life the ones that eer on the side of caution may still get things like what is normal in old age but will be fitter and live longer and happier lives because they have a life.

    I for my part am re-reading the Brawn series in order to help me manipulate my training better and I know with my experience and my experience of training people and using these safe techniques I have seen my training partners improve muscularly and have been very happy with the results.

    I have also taught them not to look down at the steroid freaks and the genetically blessed as they do not understand how to train or how they have really got where they are – as one comment stated take away the superior genetics and the steroids and you are left with a whining whip.

    I challenge anyone to prove these things wrong.

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  69. I SHOULD ALSO NOTE THAT ON THIS SPECIMENS BLOG
    HE HAS A PICTURE OF A POOR AIDS VICTIM TERMINALLY ILL
    AND HE MAKES FUN OF HER….=(
    YOUR A SICK TWISTED F*CK
    SEEK HELP

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  70. you my man, the author, are an ignorant self centered prick.
    stuart gives hope to all ectomorphs!
    IGNORANT GIFTED MESOMORPHS LIKE YOURSELF WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE AN ECTO!

    YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS LIKE TO NEED 4000CALORIES, AND NEED 10HOURS SLEEP A NITE, JUST MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT, TO PLAY XBOX ALL DAY, LET ALONE TRAIN

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  71. Wow. No actual logic used, just a lot of name-calling and mud-slinging. No research to back up arguments; instead anecdotal evidence is all he uses here, which is probably the least sound way to make a point. Not to mention he destroys his own credibility by going on the attack first without stating his intended point. Poorly written and executed.

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  72. You are an idiot. The whole of his philosophy is based around squats and deadlifts. You haven’t read his stuff properly. You may disagree, but we all know that there are lots of approaches that will work – they just all need dedication.
    Safety when training is vital unless you are completely stupid.
    He advocates hard work.
    Have a bit of respect for others. It’s your kind of aggresive, uninformed crap that gives the whole of bodybuilding a bad name.

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  73. A message to the author – I once thought like you.. I was huge and loved every moment of it. We threw around weights and took gear that would make you fucking envious. Steroids used to be cheap and legal. Let me tell you it is not much fun when you finally come off the gear only to discover your whole body is fucked. I am 34 years old and feel like a 90 year old man. I often read the McRobert articles in magazines years ago and found them to be informative but thought I was special. I now wish I had taken those articles more seriously. Go fuck yourself, author of this article. Your near future is my present reality. I hope you enjoy your almost arthritic pain and ruptured disc(s) each night as I do….

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  74. I’ve never heard of this Stuart McRobert in my life until now. I never read his books and I’m not going to now by the sounds of him. But all body building books are over-complicated to fill in pages, otherwise there’d only be 50 pages or so. “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopedia To Modern Bodybuilding” is th ebest body building book I’ve ever read, but doesn’t exactly get straight to the point. Actually it woffles on with a hell of a lot of crap. I don’t even approve of Arnold’s training methods where he trained his whole body over 2 days. A few more days to do the whole body would’ve been more benefitial in my mind. The secret to muscle building is really this simple, you just have to train hard, lift heavy, consume lots of the right foods, sleep 8 hrs a day & drink water. The lighter you go with your weights, the less muscle you will potentially build in the process. Lift heavy and your muscles will have no option but to respond.

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  75. “If humans in the wild readily consume up to 65% (according to Loren Codain) of their daily calories in the form of protein, it stands to reason that modern trainees should do, at the very least, the same.”

    lol, the reason why people in the wild might consume up to 65% of their daily calories from protein is not because they NEED to, it’s because their diets mainly consist of wild animals. So of course their diet’s going to be high in protein, they don’t have much of a choice, but you don’t need a high protein diet to live in the wild you fucking retard.

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  76. The thing I like about McRobert’s books is that there is a logic and clear methodology to his philosophy, whether you agree with him or not is another matter. Sure he is repetitive, but I think that is only due to the fact that so many people are trying to get physiques like the Mr. Olympias that he feels he really needs to drive home the message that these guys are ‘blessed’ genetically and take steroids & HGH. Just look at his columns in Flex, you’ll see people sending in essentially the same questions each month, like, “how do I build arms like Cutler, Warren, Dexter etc.” Anyway, McRobert’s advice has worked for me after all the conventional routines did little in terms of muscle growth, and that’s what matters. I think this article is just a way of driving some publicity by insulting an established authority, the author clearly hasn’t even read the books judging by the comments. In a way some of the regimes that McRobert promotes are not too dissimilar to the programmes Yates used, he modifies them for people who canot dedicate 24-7 to bodybuilding, but the principles are similar. There are also loads of other pro bodybuilders who advocate safety and correct technique while lifting, personally I’d rather trust those guys than this gobshite.

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  77. I never was a ‘roid junkie, but now I want that shit you’re on boy…

    Tests in the sky, internet-mouth-karate skills upgraded, brain function damaged… hell that juice may be the drug of this new millennia…

    You should be kept in a massive cage, and without internet of course. Because your article is the best proof that even a monkey can get some publicity here…

    It was a LOLler though….

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  78. I like the article but stuarts books where what started me on the roadto correct training but much like the modern magazine being not good. his training works but it is to much inthe other direction and his routine are a little under volumed. That being said if I would have never read brawn I proably would not to be able to bench 350+ and deadlift 500 they started me on the right course which I studied and found out the truth for myself. I am sure if not introduced to abbreviated training I would have gave up while benching 250 and getting no where. after that I found the 5×5 by that time modern training routins where satarting to recognise low vlume such as dc and some of the popular powerlifting routines of the day.

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  79. Well, well, all sounds good and fine and let’s all jump on the band wagon. I can benefit from lots of training programs. I have fair genetics, yes, genetics. They do exist. I can train very hard for 6 or 8 weeks but I can train myself into the ground. When tendons are hurting and your back aches and you can’t get out of bed because your body is crying rest, then, it makes sense to back down. Cycling the training would then make sense. I think Stuart makes some good comments and like Mike Mentzer is stuck on the overtraining theme, but he’s not altogether wrong. I think people could benefit from following his advise. They might not win Mr. America but they could improve their physique. I think we all have different goals. I want to be shaped and a little bigger than the average Joe. Yes, stand out as a muscle guy. However, I don’t want to look like Dorian Yates. You might just want to do that. I’m not knocking you. You do what it takes to get where you want to be and I’ll do what I have to do to look great at 50.

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  80. After removing the irreverent and inaccurate nonsense, trimming off the insults and foul language and discarding the cringe worthy attempt at sarcasm what did this article actually prove other then the author can count to ten(probably with assistance) and is probably suffering from a form of steroid induced psychosis.

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  81. When a great leader falls because of a lack of integrity, it is
    very painful for all involved. Tearing another person down to
    build yourself up, only leads to a false impression of yourself.

    When someone is tearing others down in front of You this is
    …a guarantee they will do the same to You behind Your back.
    Ultimately you will crash and burn from your lack of character.

    Spend your time speaking what you believe to be is true rather than putting down the work of others that you believe to be wrong. I also would have taken you more seriously had you not used the word “fuck” so much.

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    • Coach, chill. Sarcasm and humor use different methods to teach. Stop starching your underwear. Address the points made by the author. Because essentially, all you did was position yourself as better then the author, while attacking the author. So you attacked the author over his attack on McRobert. You sound like a Pharisee. Keep your robe clean!

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  82. Why doesn’t this piece get pulled until someone knowledgeable helps him correct the endless bullshit. The irony is that McRobert espouses the same full body compound routines as the “learned” author. Total rewrite pal.

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  83. I really liked this article. I agree fuck safety, people who see me in the gym always tell me to be more careful, but I’m making gains and they don’t seem to be. I’m only 21 and I’ve already passed Stuart McRobert’s pussy ass 300 bench 400 squat 500 deadlift limit, and honestly I don’t feel like I’m really that strong yet. I was skinny and weak as hell before I started lifting.

    The one thing I disagree with about this article is on training frequency. I tried working out six days a week, (each muscle group twice a week) I even tried 2 a days working everything 3 times a week and I got jack shit from it. Working each muscle group only once a week has worked much better for me than anything else I’ve tried so he may be right about one thing.

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  84. This writer is quite…a dick. I have read McRobert’s books. His picture is on one of them, not that it really matters in any significant way to make than an issue. I have worked in sports medicine and weight training for over twenty years and I can tell you from the massive amount of people coming in with long-term injuries from weight training that McRobert’s approach can serve, not all, but many. People over thirty-five, full time job, couple kids, maybe busy with other activities and this advice may be the best for them if they want to lift weights.

    This critique is more of a petty batch of insults. Sounds like envy fueled hate.
    McRobert has successfully earned my respect than the writer of this shit.

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  85. McRobert is supposedly against steroids and mainstream bodybuilding, yet he uses pictures of IFBB pro Constantinos Demetriou to model his books. A bit of a hypocritical bait and switch.

    I too would pay cash money for a pic of McRobert (if that IS his real name).

    I agree, fuck ‘em!

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  86. I would pay cash money for a picture of McRoberts.

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  87. A longtime ago stuarts name was mentioned to vince gironda and vinces response was ” who has stuart mcroberts ever trained” end of story. I have been around the game a long time an have never seen a picture of him.maybe someone could post it -Arnold and franco used to make up crazy training routines and put them in M.F. AND LAUGH BECAUSE THEY KNEW SOME DUMB ASS SOMEWHERE WOULD TRY TO DO IT-and the famous COLORADO EXPERIMENT that some people believe SAID thaT casy viator gained 60 pounds of muscle in a month{IT WAS ALL MUSCLE MEMORY AND A TON OF STEROIDS} is total bullshit casey was big a longtime before he met arthur jones I knew casey when he used to date a friend of mine,98% OF THE SHIT OUT HERE ABOUT TRAINING IS FANTASY- EVER THOUGHT ABOUT WHY REAVES AND GREMIK LOOKED DIFF. IN THE 50′S ,BECAUSE FROM THEM TO PAUL ANDERSON EVERBODY WAS ON STEROIDS BUT HOFFMAN AND WEIDER SAID IT WAS THEIR SUPPLEMENTS STROIDS HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE 1929 MAYBE BABE RUTH AND HANK ARRON , AWW THEY WOULDNT WANT AN ADVANTAGE LIKE THAT IT WOULDNT BE SPORTSMAN LIKE- and for all morons who by the latest superduper whey blowmyballs wheyprotein drinks to gain size nothing and i mean nothing beats the drink that made casey a monster and my self when I started training- so herE it is YOU WANT SOME FUCKIN SERIOUS SIZE THIS IS IT! 1 GALLON OF MILK,1PACK CARNATION INSTANT MILK .1 DOZEN EGGS, 1 CUP OR MORE OF ICE CREAM TO YOUR TASTE,1 CUP OF PEANUT BUTTER,EAT YOUR REGULAR MEALS AND SIP THIS MIXTURE ALL DAY UNTIL YOU GO TO BED-IF YOU DONT GET BIG FROM THIS YOU ARE DEAD!

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  88. I think u are a moron to make fun of less fortunate people at the mall who are smaller than u. u sound like the typical steriod asshole that gives lifting a bad name

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  89. ” You probably lack the mental acuity to understand the points I’ve made”, and what intelligent thought provoking points they were too! my favourite point you made was the part where you told Stuart McRobert to go fuck himself 20+ times…..
    congrats Jamie Lewis, you truly are the worlds dumbest meathead cunt.

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  90. Ohh, man. I life in Harley country (Wisconsin). Trade that sucker in brother! Repent!

    Good comment, btw. Come join us at the forum. Would love to hear about your training:

    http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/

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  91. YES!!!!
    I’ve been training since 1977. I’m 50, 5’8″ and still 220lbs–no steroids! How?
    By training like a fucking maniac and eating shitloads of protein that’s how. This guy’s right: play it safe and you might as well fuck off home!
    Over the last few years I’ve noticed a lot more people of my age start at the gym. They are shown how to train “safely” by the 120lb pimply adolescents that purport to be personal trainers. They might as well not bother for all the results they are getting.
    “Be safe” they say to each other as they drive off on their Harleys.
    FUCK OFF!!! BE DANGEROUS!!
    Get on a 1000cc crotch rocket like mine and scare the shit out of yourselves. Know what it’s like to be truly alive!
    Yep, safety can go fuck itself — along with all the interfering assholes that make laws to try and make me safe.
    Did human beings get to the moon by being safe?

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  92. I agree with you Nigel. I am a small-boned, skinny fat guy who started with little muscle and even less strength. I have poor genetics. Quite frankly I’m glad I wasn’t aware of this until 20 years too late.

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  93. One thing I agree with the author about is McRobert’s over-emphasis of the important of genetics. The average man can gain an impressive amount of muscle and strength with hard training over time. Period. Fuck Genetics

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  94. It is wrong to smear shit all over somebody like you did but on the other hand, one does need to push the limits in order to succeed. You can add tiny platemates to your deadlift and maybe by the age of 70 you will hit that magic 500lbs. I have read most of macroberts material and have never seen a photo of the guy. It is hard to believe someone who you can’t see. I do like that he advocates staying with basic exercises and hard work(most guys need this advise) but ya gotta push beyond your limits sometimes.

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  95. The whiners chiming in clearly miss the point of the article.

    Those who “play it safe” in almost any endeavor, meaning they don’t push the envelope, will never reach their ultimate potential. Sure, you might not have the genetics to be Arnold or Ronnie or even Clarence Bass. But to find out your potential, your limits, you have to go all out. That the complainers can’t see through the humor and grasp the point shows they’re too scared to step back and take look at themselves. Because on some level they sense what pansies they really are. An army of manlets.

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  96. You are clearly an idiot. Why do people always want to talk about massive steroid heads like Arnold, Coleman and the Bulgarian team? You must be a massive steroid freak just like the people you promote. Bulgarians workout 6-8 hours per day? LOL! You actually believe that shit? What a moron.

    You do a discredit to this website. I have lost IQ point reading you f-bomb article. Do yourself a favor. Lose the steroids and try reading the McRobert’s books before criticizing him.

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  97. Yeah, fuck it. Lets just heave shit as spastically as possible in whatever haphazard manner we can find! Injuries are just natures way of saying you shoulda stuck to yoga. Here’s my mini article called 10 reasons Jamie Lewis Should go fuck themself.

    1. Stuart may be scared of all those things but one thing he aint scared of is going hard and heavy and safe progression.

    2. I forget who said it, but why the fuck is it people go see Arnold and think they can be as big as him but no one watched Manute Bol, and tried to be as tall as him. Yes it sucks but genetics are a factor, and yes you can get better absolutely and Mcroberts espouses that.

    3. For “HardGainers” stuart recommends squats and deadlifts. Did you actually read any of his books? His latest has the trainee start on squats and deadlifts. Not one fucking machine needed in it.

    4. Why safety? Because its your fucking health and body. Because both should last a long time. Because getting injured, hurt and feeble fucking sucks.

    5. How the fuck did you write an article if you are training 6-8 hours a day like the Bulgarian Olympic team. Fuck that, if big muscles cost 6-8 hours a day, fuck it, I’ve got other things to do. Stuarts not saying that shit dont work, he’s saying that shit dont work well for everyone and there is a better way.

    6. Well John Grimek was the face of bodybuilding in the 50′s and Stuarts books came out in the 90′s so yes a dude that was 5″8 at 210 pounds was wowing the shit out of everyone. Your math fucking sucks. Stuarts standards are ” According to Brawn, you reaching a 300lb bench press, 400lb squat and 500lb deadlift is realistic. ”

    7. How funny, because i remember him telling people that most any approach will work, but you have to find the approach for you. I think suggested Clarence Bass’ Ripped and a low carb diet as two approaches in beyond brawn.

    8. 2x per week, full body routines or some variation of a split. Steve Reeves and John Grimek did 3x per week full body and it did them good.

    9. Go ahead. When you fuck yourself up, it’s one less asshole I have to compete for the squat rack.

    10. I agree with you here. Chronic back pain in life is a privilege. Is it hard to type while sucking so much cock? If we are what we eat, then yes i’m a pussy, and by your own admission your an asshole, so enjoy.

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    • you basically said exactly what i was thinking !

      only a completely self centered moron who cant see beyond the end of his prehistoric forehead would proclaim loudly and ignorantly that ‘genetics don’t matter !!!’

      what an imbecile this roid guzzling blowhard really is !

      i think evolution skipped quite a few millenia when it vomited out jamie lewis

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  98. Seems this retarded writer needs some attention (affection) and didn’t read McRoberts work.
    Promote yourself instead of demoting others authors, you retarded fuck-up.

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  99. Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel. :) I don’t think that I’d go as far as you in saying this, but overall, I’d say that you hit a homer here.

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