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At what point did you not consider yourself as novice anymore?

Rugby88

I have Ep1c Calendar kunce
What is a novice lifter?

I have trained consistently for 11-12 years now and I don't consider myself a advanced lifter, expert - not even close - to a degree I still consider myself novice....

I am not sure where someone can say they are novice or not...is it training consistently more than a year? Being able to squat 200kg+, competing in powerlifting or bodybuilding etc etc...
 

Jungnaut

YOLO Kunce
Depends on the individual wouldn't it? A person can still be a novice if they squat 2 x BW but still do it with piss poor technique. However having more than just a casual understanding of the lift, knowing how their own body responds to the movement biomechanically, and the ability to consistently set up and execute the lift in a safe manner would graduate that person from novice to intermediate in my opinion. The increase in poundages lifted will then follow for bonus stereosonic points.
 

Grunta

Packing a Huge Member
Very good question, I know kunce who I would say are a novice and kunce that I would say are advanced.
But to answer admins Q directly, when did I consider myself no longer a novice? Never till now, never thought about it till admin asked the question. 20+ years, I suppose I'm a little pas the novice stage.

i suppose when people start to ask you for training advice, especially when the request follow a complement, this could get one thinking that you're no longer a novice, dunno, no straight answer, but a good question.
 

Davepuppies

Puppy Kunce
I guess I would considered myself to have passed the novice stage after a couple of years.

by then I had a solid understanding of the nutrition required, and had bulked, cut, and maintained.

i had worked out a decent split of training the muscle groups, good mind muscle connections and form (to a point)

i achieved 105kgs naturally by age 22, which was when I decided to take it to the next level with "assistance" I guess this is the point in time I would have considered myself no longer a novice.
 

steveP

Well-known member
Day 2 of my membership.

Seriously though, I think if you understand training each body part correctly and can devise your own training routine, you're no longer novice.
 

jzpowahz

Well-known member
I just go by Markos standards. When I squatted 140kg, benched 100kg and deadlifted 180kg. All done at around 77kg after about a year of consistent training (after a few years of BS training).

Always more to learn though even if you are advanced.
 

Yoloswagscope

New member
I probably stopped thinking I was a novice when I got my lifts to about 120/180/200 or something like that, and when I understood all the fundamentals of each different muscle group, and had experience with different training regimes. I guess its mostly per individual.
 

Neddysmith

Standard kunce
i think after years of training, having a basic understanding of nutritien, being able to construct a decent workout program and change it around to suit training needs, i would not consider myself a novive, however, this by no means i have stopped learning and far from being and expert, i consider it that it means i have a basic fundimental level of understanding and in most cases be able to apply those fundimentals to achieve a goal.
 

spartacus

Well-known member
i think after years of training, having a basic understanding of nutritien, being able to construct a decent workout program and change it around to suit training needs, i would not consider myself a novive, however, this by no means i have stopped learning and far from being and expert, i consider it that it means i have a basic fundimental level of understanding and in most cases be able to apply those fundimentals to achieve a goal.

I have a similar view, although my lifts are not that good.

I am pretty confident in giving the right advice, but don't have the lifts to match what I suggest.
 

Rugby88

I have Ep1c Calendar kunce
I have a similar view, although my lifts are not that good.

I am pretty confident in giving the right advice, but don't have the lifts to match what I suggest.

I always find this sort of thing interesting - I will always try and shy away from giving advice on things I have not achieved myself - I guess you can be a good coach without achieving what you are training i.e a Football coach training players....
 

RyanF

Member
Around the time I realised that worrying about whether I'm a novice or not doesn't mean anything to anyone.
 

bronx.system

New member
I probably stopped thinking I was a novice when I got my lifts to about 120/180/200 or something like that, and when I understood all the fundamentals of each different muscle group, and had experience with different training regimes. I guess its mostly per individual.

i think after years of training, having a basic understanding of nutritien, being able to construct a decent workout program and change it around to suit training needs, i would not consider myself a novive, however, this by no means i have stopped learning and far from being and expert, i consider it that it means i have a basic fundimental level of understanding and in most cases be able to apply those fundimentals to achieve a goal.


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