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    Not everyone wants to be a BodyBuilder or get into PowerLifting and doing weight training. There are those out there that have been watching "biggest loser" and are now wanting to get a bit more fitter and shredding those extra killo's

    Which is where the new Forum "General Fitness Training" comes in , this forum you can discuss topics on advice, tips, etc on General Fitness,HIIT, cardio, Bodyweight Training,Interval Training and other such topics
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    Not everyone wants to be a BodyBuilder or get into PowerLifting and doing weight training. There are those out there that have been watching "biggest loser" and are now wanting to get a bit more fitter and shredding those extra killo's
    Why would those people search the word "BODYBUILDING" in Google and find this place to begin with? Why would they search for or join a forum that's 90% about weight training?

    It doesn't make sense.
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    ah it makes perfect sense , as they don't have to type in bodybuilding to find this place , just have to type in the keywords that google has listed and they'll find the joint

    Ausbb - Australian Bodybuilding has many great listings in google not just on the word "bodybuilding" but other keywords too , while "bodybuilding is one of our main ones it's not the only one

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    Plus not everyone is just interested in weight training there are a lot who are interested in conditioning as well. I think it's a good idea admin.
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    You know my thoughts already, we should not have split strength from bodybuilding, and should not present "general fitness" as being different from these things, either.

    What varies because of people's goals isn't the general prescription of activity, but whether people use bodyweight, dumbells, kettlebells, barbells, machines, chunks of stone, or whatever. And just how much weight and how much food, etc.

    People like to pretend there are a lot of differences in the training regimes because they like to feel elite and special and different. We shouldn't encourage that. It was a step backwards for this forum when we split strength from bodybuilding, it encouraged people to think these things are more different than they are, gave some people a corner to shout from and made this forum less friendly and welcoming to newbies.
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    Kyle, that is spot-on, I could not agree more with you.

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    I agree with kyle its shit.

    If you want to get 'fit' you better squat, bench and deadlift and do some kind of conditioning to keep lean, there's no excuses. Im sick of catering for people who 'dont like barbells' or want a routine to use for a home gym that cost them $300.

    If people aimed to get a 180/140/220 total whilst staying lean there wouldn't be 'unfitness' in the world.


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    There is is a reasoning to the madness , it is catering to a different market , while there isn't much difference between the different catergoies but to the general population there is a difference

    It's not something i woke up and decided to do , there was research on google and other sites involved to come to the conclusion , it's all about branching out to a different market .The example given of "biggest loser" is the target market , those are the people once they come can than be educated on the right way of going about getting fit
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    I think it comes down to who the site is aimed at.

    There are a lot of people out there who don't want to get hugely strong (as the thread name "strength training" implies"), or hugely buff (as the thread name "bodybuilding training" implies")- they just want to to lose a few kg and tone a little to get healthier (to condition). While the advice they need may be in those threads, the headings can be misleading to newbies (Kyle I have no idea what the previously combined thread was called to contrast that).

    So I think the "general fitness" thread is good in that way - it may give the newbies intimidated by the other more "serious" areas of the site a place to go. (Whether or not they get the training advice they need in order to get fit in that thread (re: Oli's comment earlier) is another issue).

    Just my take on it. For the record - we see a lot of people brand new to training looking to condition but with nowhere to go for advice. We send them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Aaron View Post
    You know my thoughts already, we should not have split strength from bodybuilding, and should not present "general fitness" as being different from these things, either.

    What varies because of people's goals isn't the general prescription of activity, but whether people use bodyweight, dumbells, kettlebells, barbells, machines, chunks of stone, or whatever. And just how much weight and how much food, etc.

    People like to pretend there are a lot of differences in the training regimes because they like to feel elite and special and different. We shouldn't encourage that. It was a step backwards for this forum when we split strength from bodybuilding, it encouraged people to think these things are more different than they are, gave some people a corner to shout from and made this forum less friendly and welcoming to newbies.
    There is a big difference between bodybuilding and strength i.e powerlifting, weightlifting, strongman etc

    One of the reasons I stay on this forum is because of the very active strength section - it opens the door to more talk about different strength sports.

    I think having a bodybuilding only section is also a big plus!

    I feel that if these 2 sections were together there would be not enough room for the for the both and alot of things would go unnoticed and lost.

    The general fitness section will be prob good for those ppl who are just starting out, or that are lost as to what direction to go in - so again in opens the door to new ppl coming on the forum and finding a place to post and not feeling lost.


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