Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Training Resources

Notices

Training Resources Workouts, Form Videos, Muscle and Strength Training Articles...everything you need. Forum includes the best posts from the forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
BendtheBar
BendtheBar
is getting skinny(ish)
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,548,567, Level: 100 Points: 1,548,567, Level: 100 Points: 1,548,567, Level: 100
Activity: 48% Activity: 48% Activity: 48%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 
Extreme Mini Golf Champion!Tournaments Won: 6

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 80,578
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
My Mood: Lurking
Reputation: 2573364
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 MAB E-Book: Muscle Building Mistakes

What are the biggest mistakes you made, and that you see beginners make when they are trying to build muscle?


Notes to participants:

1) Participants should ignoring how others respond and not just chime in with "what he said", if this makes sense. This doesn't mean answers have to be long. I would just prefer them to be independent of what others are saying.

2) Answers can be as long or short as you desire. I want this e-book to be organic and not something that becomes a burden for those responding.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

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


BendtheBar is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Old 03-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
SeventySeven
SeventySeven
Pursuing progression with aggression
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 5,586, Level: 48 Points: 5,586, Level: 48 Points: 5,586, Level: 48
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
SeventySeven's Avatar
 
Tournaments Won: 1

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,186
Training Exp: 1 year+
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Xtend
My Mood: Twisted
Reputation: 38396
SeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machineSeventySeven is a lifting machine
Default

Ego, many novice lifters( including myself at one point) walk into a gym see guys moving heavy weight and sacrifice form to move heavier weight then we are capable of to look more impressive. Normally momentum is moving weight and not the muscle. If the muscle is not working its not growing. General rule of thumb, if you cant hold it at the top or bottom for a good squeeze depending on the movement; you're lifting to heavy.
SeventySeven is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
Max
Max
has no status.
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 336, Level: 6 Points: 336, Level: 6 Points: 336, Level: 6
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
Max's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 126
My Mood: Daring
Reputation: 2760
Max has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good postsMax has made some very good posts
Default

Lack of proper nutrition,supplements and rest.
Max is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
Rich Knapp
Rich Knapp
100% Natural Bodybuilder
Wheelchair Pro
Max Brawn
Points: 27,020, Level: 97 Points: 27,020, Level: 97 Points: 27,020, Level: 97
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Rich Knapp's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 6,051
Training Exp: > 13 years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: AAEFX's whole line.
My Mood: Lurking
Reputation: 148270
Rich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master memberRich Knapp is a master member


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeventySeven View Post
Ego, many novice lifters( including myself at one point) walk into a gym see guys moving heavy weight and sacrifice form to move heavier weight then we are capable of to look more impressive. Normally momentum is moving weight and not the muscle. If the muscle is not working its not growing. General rule of thumb, if you cant hold it at the top or bottom for a good squeeze depending on the movement; you're lifting to heavy.
10000 x

Building Muscle is about working it, NOT the ego of great numbers or video's of thrown PR's.

The great PR's both in weight and vids will come with dedication to work , form, and nutrition. Bodybuilding is 80% nutrition no matter if your bulking or cutting.

Eating big does not mean get fat or belly rolling over the belt, it just means make sure you eat enough to make quality gains.
__________________
DFAC Wheelchair Rep.
"3D Muscle Journey" Sponsored Athlete
"If you think your lean enough. Your 4 weeks out, keep going."
Rich Knapp is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
emekajokammor
emekajokammor
is doin work
Menace
Max Brawn
Points: 9,293, Level: 64 Points: 9,293, Level: 64 Points: 9,293, Level: 64
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
emekajokammor's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Disney Land
Posts: 1,429
Training Exp: 7
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Exercise: Probably seated row
Fav Supp: Anabolic Pump
My Mood: Inspired
Reputation: 62910
emekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beastemekajokammor is a lifting beast


Default

Hey BTB can i speak on a topic of the misunderstanding on Contest Prep?
__________________
Emeka "The MeNAcE"Okammor

www.EmekaOkammor.com

Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Luke 1:37
"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

Ronnie Coleman Signature Series V.I.P. Athlete

www.thesimplefitness.com
emekajokammor is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
Ryano
Ryano
has no status.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 6,072, Level: 50 Points: 6,072, Level: 50 Points: 6,072, Level: 50
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
Ryano's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Decatur, IL
Posts: 1,852
Training Exp: 30
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Benchpress
Fav Supp: Buttweiser
Reputation: 190960
Ryano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master memberRyano is a master member
Default

The biggest mistake I see is lifters doing "the big three" with absolutely horrible form. Knees in on skwats, elbows straight out at the bottom of the bench stroke, rounded back on deads. Stuff like that can lead to injuries in a hurry. Some of it is due to trying to lift more weight than they are capable of, but most of the time, their form is horrible to start with. I cannot slight someone for going for a max weight in any lift, but use good form.
__________________
"I can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!"
Ryano is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
Mr.Silverback
Mr.Silverback
focused on Nationals
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 12,978, Level: 74 Points: 12,978, Level: 74 Points: 12,978, Level: 74
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
 
Mr.Silverback's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,161
Training Exp: 15+
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat, Bench, Dead
Fav Supp: Chicken, Beef, water
My Mood: Daring
Reputation: 176058
Mr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master memberMr.Silverback is a master member
Default

The biggest mistake I see would have to be beginners listening to other beginners that have no clue what direction theyre heading. Most of the time the beginner finds themselves in a bad position due to lack of good form, rest, or nutrition. It is okay to take on consideration what is being explained, but use your common sense.

Silverback Barbell
__________________
Mr.Silverback's on chill mode...not really
My Training Log
http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17501
Mr.Silverback is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
Off Road
Off Road
has no status.
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83 Points: 17,091, Level: 83
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
 
Off Road's Avatar
 
Tournaments Won: 9

Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 7,607
Reputation: 786994
Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!Off Road is one with Crom!


Default

Trying to run before they can walk...Like...

Worrying about the proper macronutrient breakdown of a good bodybuilding diet when they should start by seeing how their body reacts to more/less food and cleaning up their eating habits.

Worrying about which exercise is going to hit their inner, outer, lower, upper head of their trapectalezius muscle when they should be trying to build any muscles they possibly can.

Trying to find the perfect routine split and exercise rotation when they should just worry about how they are going to add another 10 lbs to the squat bar without crushing themselves.
Off Road is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #9
BigJosh
BigJosh
"the Grinder"
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 11,312, Level: 70 Points: 11,312, Level: 70 Points: 11,312, Level: 70
Activity: 12% Activity: 12% Activity: 12%
 
BigJosh's Avatar
 
Monster Memory Champion! Solitaire Golf SLingo Champion! Wheel Of Fortune Champion! Portal Champion! SpongeBob's Pizza Toss Champion! Bumper Cards Champion! ATV Winter Challenge Champion! NBA Spirit Champion! Torino 2006 Curling Champion! Ultimate Football Champion!
Tournaments Won: 2

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,950
Training Exp: 7-8 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press and Curls Bro
Fav Supp: Opti-Men Multi Vit
My Mood: Cool
Reputation: 228092
BigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master memberBigJosh is a master member
Default

The first thing that comes to mind is not having a plan when they go into the gym. Beginners need to have a set routine and stick with it. This means they do not just do what ever feels right at the time, but do the same thing every week.
This will allow a focus on progression week in and week out with the same exercises.
__________________
Zdravko Veselin Gaeta

I am not a powerlifter nor am I a bodybuilder. I just want to be big and strong.
Quote:
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: Write that quote down
[Today 05:50 PM] BendtheBar: If I am going to be a bro, I am going to be the best
Make gains, not excuses.
BigJosh is online now   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Old 03-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #10
DieselWeasel
DieselWeasel
will deadlift 600 soon.
Elite Raw Powerlifter
Max Brawn
Points: 6,832, Level: 54 Points: 6,832, Level: 54 Points: 6,832, Level: 54
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
DieselWeasel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,670
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Whey Powder
My Mood: Paranoid
Reputation: 74259
DieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beastDieselWeasel is a lifting beast


Default

When I first began going to the gym and lifting weights, what held me back the most were the following three things:

1) I was reading muscle magazines like Flex, Muscle & Fitness, Iron Man, Muscular Development, and Musclemag International. All of those were espousing nonsense that was totally unproductive for me. I haven't read them since 2004 or 2005, but if they're anything like how they were back then, beginners should avoid those (and similar) publications like the plague.

2) Another early hindrance to my success in strength training was not doing squats consistently, every week, and then doing very shallow squats for a few years. It was only when I started doing squats on a regular basis and going deep (hip below knee) that I really made leaps & bounds in both my strength and physique. My advice regarding squats is that if you think you're going deep enough, GO DEEPER.

3) Lastly, as everyone who knows my infamous lifting history is aware, my deadlift technique was beyond atrocious because I was extremely overambitious. This caused me to hitch/ramp all of my deadlifts for a few years, significantly delaying my goals of getting bigger and stronger, while also greatly increasing the chance of catastrophic injury. Luckily for me, I escaped mostly unscathed, but the same can't be said for the vast majority of novice lifters if their ego makes them constantly attempt weights that they're not ready to lift. I'm not telling newbies to avoid heavy weights and personal records; I'm saying that they should progressively lift heavier, but those heavier weights must still allow them to utilize decent (not necessarily perfect) form.
__________________
Journal: http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/tra...s-journal.html
Videos: http://youtube.com/maxbm

RPS - Open 165 Raw - 07.13.13
1365 Elite/Pro Total (475,300,590)

Last edited by DieselWeasel; 03-29-2012 at 03:59 PM.
DieselWeasel is offline   Reply With Quote


Share with Facebook
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
building, ebook, mab, mistakes, muscle


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Official Book Discussion and Last Book You Read Thread Carl1174 General Board 109 09-16-2013 01:45 PM
The Muscle Book - Free Download emekajokammor Nutrition, Diet and Supplements 20 09-28-2012 03:14 PM
Help with muscle building mistakes paper thumpinos Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 15 02-15-2012 07:58 AM
Need To Build Muscle Face Book Grip-N-Rip Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 0 05-21-2010 04:37 PM
Series - Top 5 Quad Building Mistakes BendtheBar Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 36 04-20-2010 08:14 AM

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 12:24 AM.


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