Just wondering if muscle is gained at a steady rate over time until genetic potential is reached, or are major gains made early on, and they get harder the closer one is to his potential?
I am talking about natural.
For instance, if a guy lifts hard and smart for a whole year, will he be at 70% of his potential? Or 10%?
02-18-2014, 04:55 PM #1
Is Progress Linear or are most gains made in years 1-2?
02-18-2014, 05:07 PM #2
02-18-2014, 06:23 PM #3
02-18-2014, 07:14 PM #4
Definitely not linear. A bit more like the graph pictured here. Quick progress at first, then tapering off. This is assuming you know what you're doing when you start, otherwise the progress will also be slow in the beginning!
Last edited by SuperZar; 02-18-2014 at 07:45 PM.You can spend days, weeks or even months analyzing a situation - just trying to put the pieces together. Justifying what you should've and could've done, and what would've happened ... or you can leave the pieces on the floor and move on.
02-19-2014, 02:23 PM #5
assuming training perfectly in the first two years (LOL I know, right?) then you'd gain 80-90% of all you'll ever have in that time
you may get fatter and mistake that fat improved leverage for muscle , but no, no more big gains. If you were the next Phil Heath or Andy Bolton you'd know the first week in the gym.
In reality most people train and eat like idiots for the first few years so their gains take longer to come and seem more 'linear'
02-19-2014, 02:42 PM #6
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02-19-2014, 06:54 PM #7
"assuming training perfectly in the first two years (LOL I know, right?) then you'd gain 80-90% of all you'll ever have in that time"
80-90% of all the gains you'll ever make will happen in first 2 years??? What? I totally disagree. Are you saying that if you start working out at 25 years old, you will nearly peak at 27? And the next 30 years will be basically manintenance? No way.
02-19-2014, 07:12 PM #8You can spend days, weeks or even months analyzing a situation - just trying to put the pieces together. Justifying what you should've and could've done, and what would've happened ... or you can leave the pieces on the floor and move on.
02-20-2014, 08:21 AM #9
02-20-2014, 09:39 AM #10
Size wise, obviously you can keep growing those muscles (body building). But I think strength gains hit diminishing returns very fast.●▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬๑۩۩๑▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬●
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