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Old 05-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
Can you tell us about some of the mistake you made your first year or two of lifting.
Man, I don't think I can even list'em all! lol As a beginner, I was just very very eager to be my best. So here's a list format.

1. Over training - I would go to the gym and spend hours and hours there when I should have been getting in, doing work, and getting out.

2. Too much volume - I would do 25-30 sets per workout. All reps were in double digits

3. Zero carbs - Would spend those hours in the gym and only eat chicken breast and salad. lol

4. No Deadlifts - I grew to hate Deadlift from doing them so much from football so when I begin my own journey and just didn't do them. Big mistake.

5. Too many supplements - I was spending about 400$ every 5 or 6 weeks on any and everything I could

6. Not enough compound movements - I would go in the gym and do the weird stuff that I saw other guys doing. Thinking that would give me the edge.

7. Cardio'ed out - I was doing like an hour of high intensity cardio. Stairs, sprinting, etc. Pretty sure I burned up a lot of muscle.

8. No protein powder - I thought it would make me fat based on past experiences. LMBO

9. Didn't use heavy weight - I had that "reps for tone" type of thinking

10. Abs - I would train abs everyday and still only had a semi 4 pack

Thank God for growth!!
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