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    Advice for aspiring Pros?

    Hey im 17 right now and have been training for about a year and a half, what advice can any of you people that compete give me on making my path as a pro BBer clear?

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    Be willing to dedicate your entire life to it and nothing else, and do absolutely anything to get there including putting yourself in the poor house and poor health. Being a pro is not a glamerous lifestyle unless you're at the top.. which very very very few have the genetic abilitity to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    Be willing to dedicate your entire life to it and nothing else, and do absolutely anything to get there including putting yourself in the poor house and poor health. Being a pro is not a glamerous lifestyle unless you're at the top.. which very very very few have the genetic abilitity to do.
    What kind of time investment is it terms of years to achive pro size and quality muscle. I like weightlifting for the way it makes me feel but i would like to know how long it takes the "average pro" to get to that level?

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    It takes years and if you dont have great genetics dont bother trying to become a pro!

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    Invest in some well-padded kneepads

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    Quote Originally Posted by primodonna
    Invest in some well-padded kneepads
    thanks I think, not that sure what you ment about the knee pads.look i do not have the time or the desire, let alone the genetic base to become a PRO. I just like the gym and was curious about the time involed in getting to the pro level, so again I say thanks, I think , for your time it took to answer my question. cj

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    Quote Originally Posted by primodonna
    Invest in some well-padded kneepads
    He means to suck **** Because it's known that some professional bbers... have 1. stared in gay porn and, 2. Do sexual favors for money or drugs, which ofcourse is gross and terrible... But the lifestyle is hard one... an expensive one, but it's all attributed to the top ranking names in the sport... not the bodybuilders but the top ranking officials who are really killing a great sport... wanting each pro to come in bigger and better every year! which means more money spent on drugs... more health risks... and more poverty for guys who only want to follow their dreams.

    That's why bodybuilding isn't a mainstream sport and won't be as long as the excessive drug use is still in the sport... Let's face it some ppl love sports to death... But a lot of ppl wouldn't die for their sport... essentially that's what a lot of bodybuilders face at the pro level. Sure they might not die during their competitive career's but they may very well be shortening their lives by doing it.
    But as far as me discouraging you about being a Pro... I'm not! I'd love to turn pro someday too... But then again I think I have the genetics to do it without using a Ton of drugs to get me there... I'm finishing up my University degree and becoming a teacher so no matter what comes my way with bodybuilding i'll always have that to fall back on... Dreams and Goals are an important part of living... and if your dream is to be a pro bodybuilder then by all means go for it... But know the risks... Know the lifestyle your getting yourself into... Know that genetics plays a 90% role... and know that few will make pro... but even fewer will make any money doing it... Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoQuadzilla
    He means to suck **** Because it's known that some professional bbers... have 1. stared in gay porn and, 2. Do sexual favors for money or drugs, which ofcourse is gross and terrible... But the lifestyle is hard one... an expensive one, but it's all attributed to the top ranking names in the sport... not the bodybuilders but the top ranking officials who are really killing a great sport... wanting each pro to come in bigger and better every year! which means more money spent on drugs... more health risks... and more poverty for guys who only want to follow their dreams.

    That's why bodybuilding isn't a mainstream sport and won't be as long as the excessive drug use is still in the sport... Let's face it some ppl love sports to death... But a lot of ppl wouldn't die for their sport... essentially that's what a lot of bodybuilders face at the pro level. Sure they might not die during their competitive career's but they may very well be shortening their lives by doing it.
    But as far as me discouraging you about being a Pro... I'm not! I'd love to turn pro someday too... But then again I think I have the genetics to do it without using a Ton of drugs to get me there... I'm finishing up my University degree and becoming a teacher so no matter what comes my way with bodybuilding i'll always have that to fall back on... Dreams and Goals are an important part of living... and if your dream is to be a pro bodybuilder then by all means go for it... But know the risks... Know the lifestyle your getting yourself into... Know that genetics plays a 90% role... and know that few will make pro... but even fewer will make any money doing it... Peace.
    Thanks , i knew what he ment but i thought he was trying to be a D***, good luk at university and I hope you make it as a PRO . CJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj1capp
    Thanks , i knew what he ment but i thought he was trying to be a D***, good luk at university and I hope you make it as a PRO . CJ
    Thanks a lot man... and good luck to you as well

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    hey bro, i am not knocking you or flaming in any way, so dont take it as that. but if you give up on everything as easy as you did this, you wont ever be anything. bodybuilding is a great sport, a hard one, but anything worth having you have to work for it. and your 17, you have no idea bout your genetics yet, im a hellof alot bigger now than i was at 17, and like you and many on this site, im chasin that same dream, and i personally dont believe genetics are the biggest downfall, its in your heart dog. so dont give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decadbal
    hey bro, i am not knocking you or flaming in any way, so dont take it as that. but if you give up on everything as easy as you did this, you wont ever be anything. bodybuilding is a great sport, a hard one, but anything worth having you have to work for it. and your 17, you have no idea bout your genetics yet, im a hellof alot bigger now than i was at 17, and like you and many on this site, im chasin that same dream, and i personally dont believe genetics are the biggest downfall, its in your heart dog. so dont give up.
    Well said man

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    Quote Originally Posted by cj1capp
    Thanks , i knew what he ment but i thought he was trying to be a D***, good luk at university and I hope you make it as a PRO . CJ

    She was making a joke but one with some truth in it as GeoQ pointed out

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    I have said this before, but I'll say it again. Saying you're going to become a pro, is like saying you're going to hollywood to become an actor. You've got a cat's chance in hell, and people are gonna laugh at you. You might work your dick off 10x harder than everyone else everyday, and there's a good chance that won't be close to being enough, while some guys will just lounge around and beat you every single time. So, anways good luck.

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