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Old 06-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
Arien Malec
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Default Lyle McDonald on genetic muscular potential

Interesting stuff from Lyle on the maximum amount of muscle that can be realistically attained.


The bias is towards natural bodybuilders, but even allowing a bit more fat, it's probably hard to carry much more LBM.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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That was a good article, brings to light the reality of what is possible versus what is some major mind game that getting worked up over such a topic can do to people.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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I just got around to reading that article. It was good. I clicked through to calculate my potential weight at 10% BF. Here are the results.

Well I have a 17 to 17. 5 neck and I just measured my forearms and they are right at 12.75 inches so not that far off. But the rest of the numbers holee crap! Apparently I am a little under my potential....
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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Old 06-26-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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I've been passing this one around for a while (mainly Casey Butts' stuff). The two interesting conclusions are: 1) your own max potential, which is worth knowing, and 2) the max that anyone seems to obtain, which tells you a lot about where humans lie, how many people are certainly on drugs, and how easy it is to overestimate the amount of lean mass in a body.
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