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8pack 01-26-2012 09:55 AM

Mistakes New bodybuilders Make
 
What are some of the biggest mistakes that a newbie makes when first starting to train and lift?

Shadowschmadow 01-26-2012 10:03 AM

Excessive volume and lack of balance are the first two that come to mind, but there are plenty more.

BendtheBar 01-26-2012 10:08 AM

Not focusing on improving their strength.

Going from a 95 to a 135 pound barbell row really isn't going to do much. On the other hand, going from a 95 to a 315 barbell row...now you're in business.

Keep strong(er) and keep it simple.

runwithme 01-26-2012 10:10 AM

How about thinking they will get really big really fast? I know a guy who did not know why he was not seeing results in the first few weeks.

MC 01-26-2012 10:11 AM

They push more than they pull.

They sacrifice form in order to move heavier weights.

Shadowschmadow 01-26-2012 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by *MC* (Post 211159)
They push more than they pull.

That's what I meant by lack of balance, by the way. Not falling over...

Off Road 01-26-2012 10:24 AM

What the others said...
Plus, A big mistake is trying to keep their abs highly visible. You need to eat to make progress.

Off Road 01-26-2012 10:26 AM

Believing anything written in the muscle mags. Most of it is hooey.

Shadowschmadow 01-26-2012 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Off Road (Post 211165)
What the others said...
Plus, A big mistake is trying to keep their abs highly visible. You need to eat to make progress.

Abs are overrated. You can look like this :ms: and have abs... Or you can look like this :mh: and have pride. I don't care how awesome your abs look when my d*ck can move more weight than you can.

Off Road 01-26-2012 10:27 AM

Not using the correct exercises, they need to be focussing on the big-boy compound lift. They believe they can get big with cable cross-overs and bicepT curls.


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