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Beginner VS Intermediate Lifters: How They Should Train Differently

Beginner VS Intermediate Lifters: How They Should Train Differently



creatine I wonder why people aren't around and I'm trying so hey hey hey what's up what's cracking guys omurice off here just you know interesting enough here at the school I went to for grades 7 & 8 here to drop some knowledge I want to talk about why there's so much bad information in the fitness industry and you see there are two distinct categories category number one absolutely bad information so information we know is BS so if someone tells you hey man you need to eat tilapia North in the skin when you're losing weight we now know that's BS we could call it out so in the absolute sense it's bad information you should not follow and in the last five to six years the fitness IQ of the industry as a whole has really increased thanks a lot of different individuals contributing a lot of good information I don't want to talk about that category I want to talk about why there's seemingly a lot of bad information in the fitness industry and that second category is basically because a lot of information is context specific and I'm going to be coming back to that phrase because it's very important you see what a beginner needs to do is different than what a intermediate lifter needs to do which is different than what an advanced lifter needs to do and we could talk about technique all day I hear people all the time we'll see a squat tutorial I'll put one up or Allen's role and some will say but wait in a second I'm like Allen like what about like how clearance Kennedy squats or what about this individual so we'll wait a second that information is context specific or your weightlifter do you want to be a weightlifter if so then the high bar squat you need to do versus a low bar squat squat depth you probably need to be squatting lower so there's a lot of different variables in terms of for your training intensity your frequency a barbell is an opportunity for you to use it in order to reach your goal so how one individual one person might teach the lift will be vastly different than someone else it doesn't mean that it's wrong it means that it works in that context and so once again you'll see that I posted you know about a thousand videos over the last ten years and sometimes some information will seem to contradict another video and that's because I might be talking to a beginner if I say hey man you don't need a track macros you're a beginner you need to just eat food I say that in one video and then the second video I say as an intermediate you really need to find out your carbohydrate tolerance right do you respond well to carbs you not and welded carbs you should be tracking your macros now over time to find out what works right for you so that's two different pieces of information advice and if we're not listening carefully you think yourself wait you said don't track macros and then track macros which one is it I'm gonna throw up on the screen some major differences between a beginner lifter and intermediate lifter and an advanced lifter and this should help some people out but it also relates back to form it relates that how you should benchpress how you squat how I should deadlift and I don't believe in dumbing it down so much to the point where finding what works right for you because there are general heuristics that we can talk about Q's the people should be using right I think what essentially happens is that as a beginner you really need to learn a lot you need to raise your fitness IQ so you need to check your ego at the door which is hard for a lot of beginners seeing a stop doing chest and biceps every single day you need a focus on technique you need to focus on full body you need to focus on making sure for most individuals honestly they're in a caloric surplus learn the fundamentals as a intermediate lifter you know you're already doing the heavy compound movements your strength focus this is it's time to take a look at the physique oh what's going on here I don't have an upper chest at the time to focus more on the incline bench press this makes more sense now but as a beginner you shouldn't be doing that you can't flex bone and then as an advanced lifter once you've been lifting for a long period of time you could throw some of the stuff out the window what I mean when I say that wall for myself the squat when you take a look at my high of our squad it might not be 100% traditional right I might do things a little bit differently but it allows me to look the most amount of weight and that comes from years of experimentation with my lifts with my body to find out what works right for me but after learning all that information so you might see someone that preaches a lot of different things oh you don't need attract macros whatsoever and that might work for that person understands what track and macro does how it sets up portions what that means if you have no idea you have no context then that might not be good information so I don't think there's a lot of bad information I think there's bad information in the context of the individual and over time we need a fine or gravitate towards information that will help us reach our goal so if your weight lift or follow obviously a weight lifting information bodybuilder my strength lifter if you're an iron in general then you need to be voracious with the amount of content that you consume be able to differentiate what's important what's not and then at the end of the day after learning all that information kind of Bruce Lee style when he talks about the three steps of mastery work when you first start off you have your innate form to anything but you have your technique your thoughts about something which are just built into you right and then the second step is to unlearn all that stuff and learn the form learn the process of the technique learn about tracking macros lifting all the very important things that you need to do and then the final step of mastery is to be in a flow state where now that you know all this information incorporate with then eight things that you gravitate towards along with that form and then final works right then for you and that is the general flow for most individuals what you'll notice is there's a commonality of information for 90% of it and we tend to focus on that 10% because it might make that difference but sometimes we could get caught up in the details so I don't think there's as much bad information as people talk about I think there's just bad information in relation to that individual so just be a little bit more aware it never hurts to learn more information that's why I am thrilled with iron culture the podcast I'm doing with Eric Helms we got a two-hour episode all about the science of hypertrophy the nitty gritty advanced information I'd say the information on this channel is for beginner and intermediate lifters that's the whole goal the function of the content that we try and put out here and hopefully that explains it why two videos might seem a little different so I'll say guys thank you so much for watching the video if you liked the video we're out here in the rain slinging creatine like the damn video and I'll see all you guys my rascals in that next one put your vegetables eat your vegetables eat your fucking vegetables


Reader Comments

  1. How the fuck are you an intermediate lifter in the thumbnail? That looks like a solid advanced natural lifter if not higher (and don't even mention pump or lighting, the two things you yourself criticise on instagram models). Stop making those thumbnails to bait people into watching the videos thinking "oh if that's intermediate, then I must really suck at lifting".

  2. I'm so fucked. I train hard but it's rough, I don't get more than like 70-80g protein a day, even hitting that is difficult. I have a bad relationship with food and if I overdo it, food gets literally disgusting to the point I'll puke, I can't physically, mentally or emotionally eat.

  3. At what point does a beginning start to become more of an intermediate? When the compound-lift focused programs (like 5×5, etc) stop working?

  4. Idk if I would suggest eating at a surplus for beginners who are sitting at 15%+ body fat. Everything else spot on.

  5. Myself personally I believe

    Beginners should learn about macronutrients

    They should experiment learn about portions how many protein carbs and fat in a meal

    Experiment with different percentages of protein carbs fat

    Learn about different size of portions and so on

    As when you get more advanced depending on your goals you're going to have different training workouts probably every other month

    and that means you might require different percentages of protein fat and carbs

    It's much more easier learning it from the beginning in my opinion then trying to figure out later

    But cool video anyway much appreciated

  6. "2024: Omar has gone beyond creatine and is making elite pl total numbers
    Omar: So as a late intermediate lifter.. "

  7. How is Omar intermediate?Is that new code word for natural.Is this bizzaro world where you have to “come out of the closet“ as natural.Jezuz.

  8. Thanks for the video. I wanted to know how long until when is an intermediate lifter ? Is it after one year of consistent training ?

  9. Been watching you for years Omar. You still make me so happy to know that you're still giving out such good information. Got me through college and after. Just want you to know how much you've helped and how much of an impact you're making! Keep it up bro!

  10. What's up with shooting a video in a back alley? It's almost like bumping into some Autist that's obsessed with lifting and you don't really know how to end the conversation without causing offence.

  11. Do you think that an intermediate can do an "old school progression"? 3×5 working up to 3×10 with same weight, then adding 10%?

  12. I like how as a beginner and also have stopped training for 4 months I add 10lbs per workout and maybe even add reps to it :D. 215 for 6 on the squat last week, yesterday 225 for 6.

  13. what if i dont care about getting ultra strong and having a greek god physique with 8 pack abs? Do i have to count macros, switch everything up and so forth? I just want to do the exercises i enjoy and build some decent muscle. At the moment im just listening to my body when it comes to food, and if i stop progress on the lifts, i just eat a little bit more and switch things up with reps/weight. isnt that enough? it shouldnt be rocket science imo

  14. This is mandatory viewing for anyone thinking about picking up a barbell to improve their physique/strength/health.
    This in itself is an opportunity no one should miss. Excellent overall summation.

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