Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Muscle Building and Bodybuilding
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Muscle Building and Bodybuilding Topics related to muscle building, bodybuilding, including training and fullbody workouts. If you are looking for great advice on gaining muscle this forum is for you.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default Big Beyond Belief - Hardgainer

From Big Beyond Belief:

Quote:
The Myth Of The “Hardgainer”

Let us deal with the hardgainer fantasy. In every bodybuilding magazine today you will read articles about the hardgainer, the guy who has a hard time putting on muscle because he has a genetic liability. All this hardgainer talk is merely a scam to get you to buy somebody’s product.

The fact is that maybe one guy in 500 has the genetics to put muscle on easily. The rest of us have to work for our growth. The body does not want to put on muscle. It is an exhaustive physiological process, and 99% of us are hardgainers. It takes work, good diet, discipline, knowledge and a strong, health-conscious attitude to build muscle.

Genetics are just a cop-out. When you look at Tom Platz or Arnold, neither had what would be called “great genetics”, but they went on to be all-time greats. Forget the hardgainer whining and those hard-gainer programs too.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #2
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

common myths
Quote:
1. High-intensity training produces the greatest gains.
2. Constantly changing routines hapazardly or adhering to the muscle confusion theory
maximizes gains.
3. The average workout should last 90 minutes or more.
4. You should only train a body part twice a week for growth.
5. You should only train a body part three times per week for definition.
6. It takes 72 hours for a muscle to recover from a workout.
7. Instinctive training means doing what feels good to you all the time.
8. Overtraining is the chief problem of today’s bodybuilder.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Overtraining
Quote:
Overtraining occurs when your body is stressed beyond its ability to recover. If this occurs on a continual basis you will find muscle growth halted. You can even lose some of the growth you previously experienced. At its most severe, overtraining can set you up for injury and illness.
Needless to say, for the bodybuilder with the proper devotion to training, overtraining can be a serious concern. Unfortunately, back in the 1980s overtraining was overdone. It became a rallying cry for a lot of misled bodybuilders. Some bodybuilding gurus began claiming that everyone was overtraining and urged them to cut back on volume. Sure enough, when they cut back they experienced big gains for a short while, but the growth did not last. More on this later.
The fact is that chronic overtraining can be destructive to your progress and health while acute overtraining, or short term overtraining, can be used to your benefit. We will show you how to use these temporary periods of overtraining to your advantage later in this manual.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #4
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Rep range:

Quote:
The important point to make here is that bodybuilders need not be concerned with muscle fiber typing. While it may be important in power sports, track and field, football or other performance sports, the bodybuilder is not trying to develop muscle for a specific task. It is necessary to get a full spectrum of stress on the muscles for maximum growth.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 07:45 AM   #5
TitanCT
Manlet of Malice
Max Brawn
Points: 10,355, Level: 67 Points: 10,355, Level: 67 Points: 10,355, Level: 67
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: CT
Posts: 1,415
Reputation: 110787
TitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master memberTitanCT is a master member
Default

Id also like to add, whether you're goal is gaining mass or cutting, your body fights to maintain a weight its comfortable with. so if its used to being 300lbs its gonna fight you to stay that way, and vice versa if you weigh 130lbs.
TitanCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 08:04 AM   #6
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 79,944
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2584002
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

I want to mention that this information is from the e-Book "Big Beyond Belief". A lot of the book is really interesting, and like some books, 25% I don't agree with 100%. Still a very interesting read...and far from your average muscle building book.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
belief, big, hardgainer


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hardgainer FAQ BendtheBar Articles 1 07-10-2012 08:44 PM
A true hardgainer... 5kgLifter General Board 8 03-01-2012 12:06 PM
Belief destruction machine thumpinos General Fitness & Health 7 08-09-2011 11:45 AM
The Hardgainer Plateau BendtheBar Workouts 0 06-05-2011 09:02 AM
How do I know if i'm a hardgainer? knudci Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 19 04-27-2010 03:48 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.