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Default 08-21-2005, 09:00 AM

Muscle-Building "Landmines":

3 Mistakes You Should NEVER Make!


By The "Muscle Nerd" Jeff Anderson



With all the hard work and sweat you put into your exercise regimen at

yourlocal iron jungle, the last thing you want to do is short change

your gains by making these 3 common mistakes...



1. Not setting short term, realistic goals



It's easy to get sucked into the supplement company ads promising gains

of "20 lbs in the next 3 days!". while posing a steroid-using pro

behind a bottle of "magic pills".



Unrealistic expectations only lead to frustration...which leads to NEVER

making the gains you're after.



Although there are programs that will allow you to make above average

gains, average bodybuilders should shoot for about 2 lbs of lean muscle

mass a month.



This may not seem like much, but at the end of a year...you have an extra

24 lbs. of LEAN MUSCLE on your body! Picture THAT in your bathroom mirror!



2. Not tracking your progress



Are those extra pounds on the scale coming from the muscle you've been

working so hard at developing...or are they added FAT from your increased

calories?!



Sure you need to eat more in order to grow, but unless you know precisely

the right balance of what to take in versus the sweat you're putting in

at the gym, the "mass" you put on may be closer to your stomach than your

chest.



3. Sacrificing form for ego



A quick question for you...



Which is more important...impressing the "no-necks" at the gym for 45

minutes

a day with the amount of weight you can load up on the bar...or impressing

your friends and coworkers the other 15 hours of the day with a body you

can

really show off?



If you chose the latter then make sure you're using a weight that's only

enough to allow you to reach muscular failure at your target reps with the

strictest of form.



Loading too much weight on the bar forces you to "cheat" by depending on

other muscles to do the work your "target" muscles can't.



By using the exercise's full range of motion and focusing on the muscles

designed for the movement, you're sure to stimulate deep growth that

will pay off well after you've left the gym floor.
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Default 08-23-2005, 07:26 AM

why does everyone post random articles...shouldnt
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Default 08-29-2005, 09:38 AM

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why does everyone post random articles...shouldnt
Because this is the forum for them and they may help others.
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I tohught you didnt know the muscle nerd, antihero Edited by: Thug
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Default 09-17-2005, 06:12 AM


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I tohught you didnt know the muscle nerd, antihero


no, that was ianhockey91 that didnt know him....i know of him, and agree with some things he says, and disagree with others...



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