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TitanCT 02-20-2012 09:16 AM

5 quick tips for BB'ing newbs.
 
1. stop weighing yourself and freaking out about your BF%. Besides competing and trying to land in a specific weight class, those numbers dont necessarily matter as much as what you see in the mirror. This is a visual sport. Which brings me to...
2. use the mirror and/or pictures to judge your progress.
3. lift as heavy as you can with solid form.
4. stretch during and between exercises, when youre muscle is full of blood.
5. DIET IS KING, stop overthinking high reps, low reps, etc when it comes to cutting or bulking. speaking purely from a bodybuilder point of view, the truth is different rep ranges work better for different muscle groups. Hell ive seen people lose fat and add muscle during a prep. The better you know the science AND art of nutrition, the more power you have over your body.

Rich Knapp 02-20-2012 09:32 AM

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The better you know the science AND art of nutrition, the more power you have over your body.
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This is a visual sport.
Solid advice. The quotes can't be emphasized enough.

When you look in the mirror look for semitry. With Great semitry you look bigger and should beat and un-symetrical guy bigger than you.

You may find your worst body part area will be the w/o you hate the most. Learn to love every workout.

emekajokammor 02-20-2012 10:30 AM

Nice!

I openly admit i'm guilty of #1 but have taken the attitude of "Get as shredded as possible!" lol

Very, very, sound advice :rockon:

bamazav 02-20-2012 10:55 AM

#4 is one that I admit seldom think about. I am so focused on setting up for the next lift, I don't even think about stretching to take advantage of the situation.

BendtheBar 02-20-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TitanCT (Post 218188)
the truth is different rep ranges work better for different muscle groups.

I will add that different exercises often require different rep ranges.

For example, high rep overhead barbell presses never worked well for me, but 20 rep single arm dumbbell presses were a much better choice.

Rep range can be muscle and lift specific.


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