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lylemcd 01-05-2010 10:47 AM

Beginning Weight Training
Part 1 on the main site

stroutman81 01-05-2010 11:05 AM

Glad to see you writing this, Lyle.


You can contrast that to successful bodybuilders who often have some of the most beautiful technique you’ll ever see (they also often have total crap technique).
This sentence sort of went over my head. I don't know if it was the point you made in parenthesis or if it was the fact you went from this sentence write into talking about olympic lifting.

It could just be me. Actually probably is. But definitely need to add an "s" at the end of the word bodybuilder.


at some point the gear/raw question comes up as well
Add an "s" at the end of come.


Rather, the differences will start to become more manifest once trainees get out of the pure beginner stage of training and start moving into more involved and focused training as an intermediate level trainee.
"begin to manifest" maybe?

lylemcd 01-05-2010 11:12 AM

Thanks, I changed the wording on the first and last bits, they were horribly written and unclear.

stroutman81 01-05-2010 11:14 AM


So all of your super advanced Internet trainees, the ones who keep looking for harder and more intense and more advanced, at least consider a short phase of training on the basics. You might learn some useful stuff.
change your to you

lylemcd 01-05-2010 11:15 AM

Yah, thanks

Drew 01-05-2010 11:43 AM

Great article! Looking forward to the next two installments.

joel 01-05-2010 12:20 PM


A follow up question to “What defines a beginner?” would be “When do I know when I’ve moved to the intermediate stage?” This latter question is a bit harder to answer.
How about 25 years of basic to hit 0.96 % of genetic max?


This would tend to assume that bodybuilding or one of the performance oriented goals of weight training was being pursued. A general health/fitness trainees might be happy with a few pounds of the good stuff at appropriate places on their body and not want to make much more in the way of muscular gains.
...with bated breath teh intermediate. :D


lylemcd 01-05-2010 02:26 PM

Your last sentence lost me joel. Not the bit with the smiley.

joel 01-05-2010 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by lylemcd (Post 73775)
Your last sentence lost me joel. Not the bit with the smiley.

I hadn't heard of t-nation before BR. Nor taken a supplement in my life. Maybe it's time to check out THE PLAN FOR RADICAL HYPERTROPHY.

On second thought, I'll just take a look at your specialization thread.

toiletmoose 01-05-2010 05:37 PM

Typo in the para beginning "You can contrast that to successful bodybuilders" @ "you have to spend eons figuring out how to do the ‘perfect rep’"

For the more OCD out there like me, would you call someone an intermediate based upon their strength performance wrt various strength standards? Would different body leverages and variations in strength make this invalid?

Thanks in advance.

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