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    Default Pros And Cons Of Workout Training Like An Athlete

    I am sure, if you love sports you would want to train like an athlete, look like them or get physique like them. let's see why you should or why should not train like an athlete.

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    Curious to see the answers for why you "should not"
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    Why not? - I got nothing
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    Sure why don't i like to train like an Athlete. I am a cricketer and being fit all the time is very crucial for me.

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    Can't see that there should be any cons of training like an athlete!?

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    All the drugs involved?


    Oh wait- he didn't specify PROFESSIONAL athlete. My bad.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Well for me, that old well-known fear about training has come true... I was "worried about getting too big and bulky" and now it's happened. It's been hard to deal with. It sucks having all this muscle mass and strength. I was just trying to "tone", but by accident I became frigg'n huge.

    I advise people to not train. You don't want to end up like me.

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    Because you are NOT an athlete.

    There is a high number of differences between a pro athlete and a normal healthy and fit person.

    The most important thing for an athlete is to perfom not to look in a certain way.

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    I would hope that the most important thing for anyone going to the gym would be improved functionality and performance. Being an athlete doesn't mean you have to be a professional athlete. NCAA football, basketball and baseball players are not pros. Olympic athletes are often not pros. I really can't see any reason you'd want to train for appearance only, given the vast number of functional deficits that kind of training leads to.
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    If you are getting the training of building up your body under the guidelines of a good trainer then there is no cons for it I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGun View Post
    Well for me, that old well-known fear about training has come true... I was "worried about getting too big and bulky" and now it's happened. It's been hard to deal with. It sucks having all this muscle mass and strength. I was just trying to "tone", but by accident I became frigg'n huge.

    I advise people to not train. You don't want to end up like me.
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    Cons of training like an elite athlete: time required, perfect diet required, not being able to get drunk when you want to, injury risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesubrown View Post
    I am sure, if you love sports you would want to train like an athlete, look like them or get physique like them. let's see why you should or why should not train like an athlete.
    Most athletes train in order to be the best within their field and they are generally aware of the risks to their health that comes with that training (notwithstanding any drug use), a good percentage have joint issues well after they've finished within their sport...they don't train for health, they train for a specific goal, to be the best (win medals etc) at whatever sport they happen to be in and they will often push through bad injuries purely to qualify, even with meds that assist that goal, cortisones (?? and so forth) to help a runner run when they wouldn't otherwise do more than limp; I'm sure most of us have either seen or heard the athletes stories, whether on TV or the net.

    I recall watching one person (on a vid) advise on knee placement (toes in relation to knees) during an Oly C&J and a Jerk to which he responded that the lifter knows the lift is being done using bad technique and that that lifter will continue to utilise that technique whilst he is competing but that once he ceases to compete his technique will not be the same due to the untold stress on the joints...which says it all really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EKnight View Post
    I would hope that the most important thing for anyone going to the gym would be improved functionality and performance.
    well those and the mood i get is it for me.
    i would wager lots of gym rats are only into appearance

 

 

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