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Old 05-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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What are some myths of body building that you have come across? Here are a few I have seen or heard about.

1. If you are female and lift, you will not look feminine.

2. You can spot reduce areas on your body.
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What are some myths of body building that you have come across? Here are a few I have seen or heard about.

1. If you are female and lift, you will not look feminine.

2. You can spot reduce areas on your body.
think these are less "bodybuilding" more fitness in general.
but good thread S.mom!
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Big one is that your body can't process more than 30g of protein in one sitting
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That you need to live in the gym to get good results.
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You have to have the genetics to get big (from everyone who has know clue on what determination has said to me)
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Narrow squat = bodybuilder only.
Wide squat = powerlifter only.

There was this cat I trained with who was OCB on this point. Wanted big legs, but wouldn't squat because narrow squats hurt his knees, and wide squats are only for powerlifters.

Shut up and squat. For a bodybuilder, "powerlifting squats" are better than nothing.
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That you have to hit the muscle from every angle for complete development.
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Change your workout frequently to cause "muscle confusion."
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Narrow squat = bodybuilder only.
Wide squat = powerlifter only.

There was this cat I trained with who was OCB on this point. Wanted big legs, but wouldn't squat because narrow squats hurt his knees, and wide squats are only for powerlifters.

Shut up and squat. For a bodybuilder, "powerlifting squats" are better than nothing.
oddly, many powerlifters and strongman competitors i know think bodybuilders could out squat a lot of them. i squat with a wider stance, its easier on my knees and works my outter sweep a lot more, which needs more work than my tear drops. but nice post big V!
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Myth...you do not need 16-20 sets for both biceps and triceps each week.
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