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1 minute ago, BUFFMAN said:

What would you do differently? Or what advice would you give to your younger, newbie gym self?

To not get fat and eat to much as I did starting out but I suppose most do , newb mistake but you soon learn 

That’s about it really . Always been happy with my training and my progress strength and muscle gains in my 15 years of training . 

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Probably wouldn't of gone so heavy on the squats over the years.

Nackered my knees and back to a degree over time.

I would tell them to train smart and use correct form always.

Longevity is what's important and not just the here and now.

Danny

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1. Learn to program effectively rather than following the $hit in Flex magazine.

2. Train more than 3 days a week, train bodyparts more frequently.

3. Learn to track macros/calories effectively

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I’d start a cycle before I even start the gym, because that’s supposed to be how it’s done now a day’s going from what I’ve been seeing  

 

but srs if I could go back, probably only thing I’d change is my training. I’d have started with a full body, then move to an upper lower, then something like a ppl then go from there. Instead I just went straight in  on a typical bro split kind of workout. i do believe if I went about training in a different way results would have been much better and I’d look much better now 

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5 minutes ago, Spieren said:

What’s a Bro split Bud.? Muscle groups.?

Yeah mate like chest tris one day, Back bis the next, legs, shoulders etc. Basically training one body part a day hitting them only once a week. 

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3 minutes ago, Simon90 said:

Yeah mate like chest tris one day, Back bis the next, legs, shoulders etc. Basically training one body part a day hitting them only once a week. 

Thanks Bud, I guessed so. I’ve trained that way since my second year. Love it, seems to work perfectly for me. 
Maybe if I just wanted to maintain, I’d consider a PPL and 2 days cardio split. 

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7 hours ago, BUFFMAN said:

What would you do differently? Or what advice would you give to your younger, newbie gym self?

I don’t think I’d change anything. I got some PT/coaching from a comp BBer, he pretty much set me on the right track and MADE me cut before bulk. I didn’t touch steroids until my 4th year. 
Id advise newbies to do similar :thumbup1:

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49 minutes ago, Spieren said:

I don’t think I’d change anything. I got some PT/coaching from a comp BBer, he pretty much set me on the right track and MADE me cut before bulk. I didn’t touch steroids until my 4th year. 
Id advise newbies to do similar :thumbup1:

I'm four years into my training now.  Though I'm 36, probably a bit too late to be starting all that, right?

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9 hours ago, BUFFMAN said:

Or what advice would you give to your younger, newbie gym self?

I'll be honest, when I first started out I knew nothing about progressive overload, I did a basic bro split and lifted what I felt like, no structure, no tracking.

With added cardio I was pretty fit and healthy but gained no real size.... no internet back then and didn't even buy BB mags, so was a little lost for quite a while.

Would advise compounds as programme basis, use progressive overload, cardio after weights/seperate day, not before and definitely to eat more.

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1) no gear

2) no supplements 

3) carbs only pre and post training

4) moderate cardio 3x per week

5) train every day full body - include oly weightlifting/strongman stuff

6) limit sugar intake

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I did gear 2 months into training and my anti-estrogen must have been fake or underdosed, developed gyno and acne everywhere - will never touch them again and I advise extreme caution when deciding to use gear for noobies.

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39 minutes ago, spod said:

1) no gear

2) no supplements 

3) carbs only pre and post training

4) moderate cardio 3x per week

5) train every day full body - include oly weightlifting/strongman stuff

6) limit sugar intake

Why carbs only pre and post training? 

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I do wonder what the 13 year old me would have thought the day after my first real workout, when I was in agony and could hardly walk, if the older me had gone up to him and said, hey guess what - you're going to be doing this for at least the next 45 years....

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