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Old 12-30-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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What's the worst lifting/fitness mistake you've ever made, and why?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:31 AM   #2
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I have and have had lots! Squatting in running shoes, benching flat back and bar up by shoulders, ect.!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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1) thinking I knew everything, should of listened to fazc early on
2) if you do not eat before Training keep to it
3) Eat more than enough
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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Not keeping up with conditioning.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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Thinking I knew what I was doing when I started...wasted 4-5 months of prime "gaining" time before I got my head out of my ass and listened to those who know!!
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Not sure which is the worst, not lifting heavy enough on a proper program for the first few months, which was a 20lb cut, I'm sure I lost muscle - OR - buying 3 months of time with a trainer who never taught me proper form on anything, had us on a 5 day routine with no structure at all and 20+ sets for biceps/triceps... and just kept telling me the whole time that I'd never gain properly until I started juicing.

Both pretty bad mistakes!
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My biggest mistake was choosing my own bodybuilding meals over the years instead of eating with my family.

I did this way too long.
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my biggest mistake was never staying consistent and always looking for a quick fix.
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my biggest mistake was never staying consistent and always looking for a quick fix.
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also, rushing a progression which almost always ended in injury and derailed my momentum
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Not taking enough time to rest and not eating enough food.
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