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    whats the biggest mistake people make?

    When trying to get big?

    Is it bad nutriton, poor form, or overtraining?
    I'm sure there are other mistakes, these just come to mind.

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    I see it every day of every year in the gym.
    Over training ( and usually not training the entire body)
    or they are just lazy.
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    not training!

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    Probably everything you listed. I think that most people do all three of those things wrong.
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    By the numbers my guess would be overtraining, because many people still dont realize you have to eat more to gain weight (regular gym goers). Secondly I would vote for poor bulking diets, "eat everything in sight" = see-food diets, and some people think bulking is a free meal ticket.

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    Undereating and overtraining. Very bad combination. That's why I bump my caloric intake to 4500-5000 and drop the set to the minimum and I see strength gains every time.
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    Definitly overtraining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunky34
    Undereating and overtraining. Very bad combination. That's why I bump my caloric intake to 4500-5000 and drop the set to the minimum and I see strength gains every time.
    post your routine please

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    Over training can go undetected with me at least.

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    Actually, I see two major mistakes people make. The first one's overtrain. And the Second one is cheating.

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    yea...overtraining.

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    While I do agree that many people overtrain, wouldn't you say that more people just neglect diet (or screw up terribly) and are therefore guilty of that? I'd say the least prominent is incorrect form because at least they try (usually) and for the most part they get at least one exercise right.
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    I would say first mistake is diet. I see most ppl faithfully dragging their ass to the gym, paying attention to their routine and doing it with great dedication. All the while paying little or no attention to diet. 80-90% donot even bother with a pwo shake. Next would be overtraining (working out with the mentality that more is better).

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    I was one of those people. I paid attention to my routine and perfected it to a science so that it worked great for me. After that was down, I decided to start working on my diet. It's already working because I've lost some weight but I'm still gaining in strength. It doesn't get much better than that.
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    The biggest mistake I see (I mostly see teens train) is only doing bench press and curls, and doing bench press and curls too much.

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