Good Bodybuilding forums?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Sop, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm 14, and have been wanting to start going to the gym since I was 12 (influenced by my bodybuilder bro), now that I have a job I was wondering what are some good bodybuilding forums to get the VERY BASIC (and later on more advanced info about dieting etc) info from, I don't want it from here because I don't trust guys on a gaming forum with bodybuilding info.

    Notes: Please for the love of god don't say /fit/ or as their communities/culture just fucking pisses me off. I just want a forum with friendly, normal people/bodybuilders, not annoying faggy bodybuilders (no anti-gay word intended).

    Now I know this isn't the right place to ask, but my brother told me to go to, which I hate, and you guys seem pretty knowledgeable and culturally diverse.

    EDIT: Also I'm sick of being skinny :/
  2. Alexrose

    Alexrose Untitled

    Jan 20, 2009

    Absolutely full of them.
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  3. Depravo


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    Become fat instead. It requires MUCH less effort than bodybuilding.
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  4. FAST6191

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    Personally I would speak to someone in real life but it seems I know several people that go in for that sort of thing.

    I will say though "I'm 14"... chances are you are going through puberty which makes bodybuilding in any real sense considerably more troublesome than it might be if you returned to it slightly later on; you will gain muscle mass at a fair rate as you go through puberty (probably enough to "stop being skinny") but going to body builder lengths.... not so much. By all means keep fit and you could probably do a fine line in being toned but straight muscle mass would take serious effort at your age (proper body building takes real effort- this would be a cut about that*)... the downsides are probably fewer than some of the more interesting martial arts or high end dancing though. Keeping fit means you can probably do well if you return to it all at 18 or so.

    *as ever there are people with interesting genetics out that which you might be tempted to say "look at this- he was 14 and..." and I agree there are those, you say "bro" which I will assume to be brother so you might even luck out here but it is far from any guarantee.
  5. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
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    Sop, you'll be 18 in 4 years. When you're at that age and you realize that society (i.e. women and employers) gives an emphatic i don't care about your BMI or bench press, you'll wish you had picked better hobbies as a teen. I remember who succeeded in life from my high school, and it wasn't the jocks.

    Try art, music, writing, programming, film -- anything but athletics.

    You won't listen to me of course (you're a teenager), but at least I tried.
  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    They are right.. You are 14.. Just light up. It is not the answer for you, indeed. We are older than you and its not for everyone.
  7. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

    Sep 29, 2010
    Just do some push ups and sit ups and eat a lot if you want to stop being skinny. but no need to go all bodybuilder.
  8. dj4uk6cjm

    dj4uk6cjm GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 23, 2012
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    14?? Dude you do not need to be doing this yet! Wait till you get older.
  9. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Being a vocal narcissistic douchebag asshole is kind of a requirement to even be a body builder.
    You also look disgusting so there's that.

    Just stay fit, which is pretty easy if you have the right mindset.
    If you're getting beat up or bullied, just learn some form of self-defense, like karate or something. Which doesn't require you to be some massive chunk of retard. There's actually no reason to BE a body builder.
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  10. Alexrose

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    Jan 20, 2009
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  11. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    You're 14...

    if you want to get fit at that age, do some pushups or situps. you don't need to go to a gym while you're still growing.
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  12. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    don't do it... when you turn 40-50, all your hard work will be gone
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
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  13. Engert

    Engert I love me

    Jan 21, 2012
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    Depends how much you weigh. If you weigh 100 pounds you should lift 200 pounds. That way you gonna look jacked.
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  14. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It's not good to start bodybuilding at ur age.
    It's recommended to have 17 or 18.
    The only thing u could do now is balance ur BMI.
    Eat chicken,vegetables and fruits and don't forget to drink milk.
    Reduce sweets and play any kind of sport.
  15. Ace

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    Apr 8, 2009
    Just do normal exercise 3-4 times a week, Sop. That means push-ups, sit-ups, and a FEW curls with weights and pull-ups. Take a jog every once in a while.
    Maintaining good form this way is more important than body-building at your age. Once you strike through puberty more prominently (16 and up to 21 years) muscle gain practically happens by itself, and lots of regular exercise will make you toned or lean, depending on how you exercise (number of reps).

    Furthermore, buying a gym card isn't always a solution to being very fit. At least in my philosophy of exercise, one 'graduates' to a gym after having mastered a full range of motions and modifications in several kinds of interval, endurance, strength and cardio exercises without machines. Having all-access to training machines does not equal a bodybuilder. Unless you're absolutely certain you can go to a gym several times a week, you may be throwing hundreds of dollars down the drain. Unless your parents are paying. Then it's cool.
  16. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    To add on the people recommending push ups, sit ups, etc. - try to add in pull ups and chin ups. They're great exercises, and when the school physical fitness test rolls around at your school, you'll be ready.
  17. smile72

    smile72 NewsBot

    Sep 23, 2010
    Yet you use a slur....I would advise on first learning other words to use.
  18. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
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    He's in his 60's and has had open heart surgery... I do my fair share of laughing at Arnold, but not for being "out of shape".
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  19. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 6, 2002
    Proud to be Portuguese but I am in USA.
    I hate to tell you but not all people drink milk.. There are plenty of calcium that make your bone strong.. Not only milk. Thanks god because I hate milk and I eat plenty of calcium such as sweet potato made of calcium.. Swiss Cheese and more. Those rocks! :D

    Not necessarily.. Age doesn't matter. It is just number. If a person is very serious committed to it in lifetime.. PERMANENTLY. Then, go for it. Again, the body building is not for everyone. This kid was 2 years old and he was 5 years ago in 2010.. His body was amazing:

    He is 7 1/2 years old.. Soon to be 8 this June. More about him.. Right now, he is 7 years old.. Look:

    Cheers. :)
  20. krazykracker1288

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    Mar 14, 2010
    United States
    You make it sound like going above and beyond to take care of ones self is a waste of time, and I completely disagree. Yes, your physical appearance is not meaningful to society as a whole (at least not here in America, where people must think its cool to be obese), but as far as employers go, it can make a big difference. Physically imposing people with bron and brains are going have a much better self image and confidence about them, which in turn, will create opportunities for greater success through ones charisma and leadership qualities. You dont have to be an athlete to benefit from being physically fit, nor does one have to have an athletic build to be a leader, but peoples respect comes quicker to those who are both physically and mentally imposing. You need neither to get a job, but if you want a job that matters monetarily, you better have both.