For those of you who are interested in strength training instead of just bodybuilding, or have the ambition to combine both strength training and bodybuilding. Or maybe you just want to learn how to maximize their bench, squat, deadlift, overhead press, etc. I have one large piece of advice for you for you...
GET OUT OF THIS SECTION. There is virtually no limit on misinformation in this section from "experts" who really have no idea what they are talking about when it come to strength training. The bad advice runs rampant, and is only going to limit your progress/potential. Now, there are definitely a handful of people who know their stuff in this section, but those handful of people can't police all the bad information being spread around in a lot of these threads. Also, many of those people who DO know their stuff also frequent the sections dedicated to strength sports so they are great sources over there too. If you want to learn about strength training, get out of this section and do yourself a favor and go learn from people who know what they are talking about.
This thread is not intended to offend anyone, it's similar advice I would give to people interested in bodybuilding asking questions in the powerlifting/strongman section. I just see a lot of people here interested in strength asking questions to people who don't have the same goals or knowledge as many other people in the strength oriented sections (powerlifting/strongman/olylifting).
EDIT: link to Powerlifting/Strongman section http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?f=33
07-14-2011, 06:11 PM #1
For those interested in strength training...
Last edited by TrettinR; 07-15-2011 at 09:08 PM.There is no such thing as 'strong enough'
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07-14-2011, 06:31 PM #3
Also, I recommend looking through some journals. One thing that helped me was to follow some guys in their journals and watch them progress. It's hard to argue proven results based on solid programs.
ngolsen and Farley1324 are two guys that really inspired me...My Journal (RIP 05/11 - 09/13):
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07-14-2011, 06:43 PM #4
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07-15-2011, 12:26 PM #7
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There's a strength training section?
ETA2: Powerlifting/strongman I guess. found it.
ETA3: Awesome. Did not ever think to even look for a power lifting section.
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07-16-2011, 07:32 PM #14
no doubt you've got to sift through the advice given here and take what works for you and make it work for you even better by keeping learning. just as the first post said try to get as much info from people who know what they talking about.
I'd like to add though "some" people who are major experts who are trying to hype their workouts are not always out to give the best advice. they're out for money just keep that in mind while researching :-)Loves deadlifting so much want to become coroner
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07-19-2011, 03:29 AM #18
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1st page of sticky woot.
Yeah though there are some decent advices that goes around here but its better to get them from a more experienced type of personYoutube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/k1Ngb1G
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07-19-2011, 10:40 AM #21
07-19-2011, 11:09 AM #22There is no such thing as 'strong enough'
07-19-2011, 12:06 PM #23
Most of the posts on this site suck, regardless of section.
The onus is at least in good part on the individual to learn who to listen to. The internet is no different than other mediums: books, mags, etc.
Since this is a bodybuilding website, people should realize that most advice will be in that context unless otherwise specified.
Ultimately people will learn through their own experiences. it isn't the job of those posting here to "save" the heathens.Who was this love of yours?
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07-21-2011, 08:06 AM #28
I'll have to check the strength section out more, some questions do belong over there yes, but there are plenty of exercises that would not typically get covered over there, ie: core work, tabata, calves-sh*t like that, that one would get hopefully better info over here.
The programs section is kind of lacking from what I've seen, alot of SS talk but not much about GVT, FST-7, wave loading and other real programs.
Have seen a little Wendlers 5/3/1 there so thats good.
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