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Old 02-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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Steve's comments are very good...

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Originally Posted by leefarley View Post
my goals are simple there are just to build size and strength
Not always so simple... What I learned is that you have to pick ONE goal and kill it.

If you pick strength, you will gain some size, but most likely only when you break through a prior strength limit.

If you pick size, you may gain nominal strength, but will, by the nature of bodybuilding, not be able to use weights that push your strength significantly.

I think strength is the better pace to start (and it's generally a simpler routine). Then after a period, use the increased strength to bodybuild with bigger weights.

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Originally Posted by leefarley View Post
i am not going to be a competitive bodybuilder or a powerlifter
Start thinking longer term...you are both and still have to beat your own records to advance! That's the hardest competition there is! Sometimes, training for an imagined "competition" is a motivator. Set a deadline for size, and weight and it may help you to stay motivated.

For example: "My raw PL total will be over 1000 by dd/mm/yyyy." Or: "I will add an inch to arms & calves and 2 inches to thighs by dd/mm/yyyy."

Warning: You still win or lose, even if there is no one else around.
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