Originally Posted by bigtim27
There is sooooo much conflicting information out there it is enough to drive anyone mad. Most stuff in magazines are geared toward selling more supplements. Add to that all the crazy nutritional information that is passed along and it's enough to make one's head spin. Thats why I'm loving the Reeves Classic. Those old timers got lean and strong with hardwork and if it worked back then why wouldn't it work today? Our bodies haven't adapted and evolved in the last 50 years that I know of. With the internet now you can find TOO much info on things and you ended up going in circles. I know first hand.
You hit many nails on the head.
The Internet age is only making things more complicated because everything needs to be different to stand out. And to make sales improve or gather attention, many scream fire in a crowded theater to gather attention.
Lifting is really simple for naturals. Stick with a good exercise selection, progress in weight, evolve your training around your body and specific needs. Eat primarily clean and get enough protein. Stay persistent.
Do this for several years and you will make great gains.
Way too many OCD lifters being created who are scared into believing that a magic system of whatever exists, and that without learning everything under the sun they will fail.
Sure, fine tuning is needed is you're going to be a competitive athlete - bodybuilder or powerlifter - but if you just want to look good and build muscle you don't need to go OCD. You certainly can if that's what you enjoy! I would never rip on anyone for that. No way. Lifting is fun and many enjoy the details.