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And what would you have done differently now that you're more experienced?
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not be a tool and basically lift my max for 6 months
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Not research, there's plenty of info on the web that can help and improve your training, and now I do so every now and then.
Also I used to do full body workouts most of the time and now I split body parts onto different days.
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ate too much.
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I overthought it. Spent too much time worrying about getting my diet and routine perfect and too little time making sure I actually progressed in the gym.

I also stuck with something that was clearly not working for me for far too long because the internet told me to.
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I would have actually lifted.
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(Original post by Shawshank)
I would have actually lifted.
haha. Too true


To the OP....I tried to lose weight at the beginning and then bulk.

It left me in a situation where my calorie intake had to be incredibly low to continue losing weight.

I would have started slow bulking for the beginning, so then when I needed to cut, I wouldn't have to go to such a low calorie intake.
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Full upper body work outs every session when I started lol
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Tbh the beginning went fairly well. But I did a few standard mistakes.

Ate too much crap and put on a load of fat.

Form wasn't brilliant on things like parallel squats.

(Original post by Shawshank)
I would have actually lifted.
I was reading my blog the other day from the beginning and you're like my second post. And with similar lifts to me at the time.

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I was reading my blog the other day from the beginning and you're like my second post. And with similar lifts to me at the time.

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I can catch up.

Shame I don't have your natural neck strength & I'm pretty gangly (think I'm 2-3 inches taller than you) but I can still get there.
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I can catch up.

Shame I don't have your natural neck strength & I'm pretty gangly (think I'm 2-3 inches taller than you) but I can still get there.
Challenge accepted.



I'm 5 ft 8. Full manlet status. No 6ft alpha checking in here.
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Ate too much and used bad form
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To sum it up - I tried far too hard. Trained too heavy, too much, too often, ruined my health. Obsessed over diet 24/7, avoided alcohol completely, never socialised.
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I thought I was a beast benching 180 pounds at 15, then went on a 6-month 'break', then came back and still thought I was a beast, tried to bench it again and ended up with a swollen chest pain resembling (but not actually) angina for 3-4 months. Dumb dumb dumb
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(Original post by Riku)
I thought I was a beast benching 180 pounds at 15, then went on a 6-month 'break', then came back and still thought I was a beast, tried to bench it again and ended up with a swollen chest pain resembling (but not actually) angina for 3-4 months. Dumb dumb dumb
I don't get it mate. You post here saying how you benched around 80kg, then you post in other threads giving people lifting related advice, but then you make a thread saying you don't want to go to the gym in case you beat people up?

Not trying to call you out but it's like two different people?
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Look after you knees during leg exercises. If you knacker em they dont seem recover
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Did too many isolation exercises over too many days. Looking back on it what I was doing was total nonsense. Almost full body workouts through practically all compound exercises over fewer days are the way forward. Progress has gone super fast like this.
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I don't get it mate. You post here saying how you benched around 80kg, then you post in other threads giving people lifting related advice, but then you make a thread saying you don't want to go to the gym in case you beat people up?

Not trying to call you out but it's like two different people?
I went to the gym before I realised I was emotionally unstable, over the course of my hiatus I realised I was not in the best mindset to be hitting the gym...and now I'm scared to return because of my apparent emotional instability

Swear I'm not trolling
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Working only my right arm
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I actually took the advice of some jackass saying on his blog, that when you train you should wait for at least an hour afterwards before consuming anything, as this will force the body to use bodyfat to refuel your muscles which would result in fat loss as well as muscle gain. Did it for 2 weeks, noticed loss in mass as well as no fat loss, and got ripped the **** out of by my brother for actually believing such nonsense and not consulting him for expertise.
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