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soccermom 05-23-2012 06:48 PM

Myths of body building
 
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.

TitanCT 05-23-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by soccermom (Post 244373)
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!

bruteforce 05-23-2012 07:47 PM

Big one is that your body can't process more than 30g of protein in one sitting

BendtheBar 05-23-2012 08:58 PM

That you need to live in the gym to get good results.

RobMoriRB 05-23-2012 09:11 PM

You have to have the genetics to get big (from everyone who has know clue on what determination has said to me)

big valsalva 05-23-2012 09:15 PM

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.

Off Road 05-23-2012 09:19 PM

That you have to hit the muscle from every angle for complete development.

big valsalva 05-23-2012 09:24 PM

Change your workout frequently to cause "muscle confusion."

TitanCT 05-23-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by big valsalva (Post 244437)
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!

BendtheBar 05-24-2012 07:55 AM

Myth...you do not need 16-20 sets for both biceps and triceps each week.


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