Anybody Know Anything About John Basdow?

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Anybody Know Anything About John Basdow?

Postby Fefe » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:02 pm

I logged onto this site:

http://www.fitnessmadesimple.com

I was wondering if any of you have tried his method to get a strong- ribbed body or if you know anyone who has?
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Postby Pete » Thu Jan 22, 2004 10:23 pm

Be very wary of any system like this. The "results in 3 weeks, or 8 weeks" is a dead give away! A lot of bodybuilders enter these contests (you win a prize normally for winning). They enter during off-season, then cut-up & look fabulous in a couple of weeks. The average Jo(e), if they lost that much fat, would look like a skeleton because they wouldn't have the physique underneath the fat, you don't think inside of every fat person is a perfectly formed muscular physique do you? Of course not! These people have trained before & are either just off-season or had laid off for a bit & making a come back!
I'm not saying it's a bad system, but you aren't going to get results like that & they are lying by implying you will. Any good weight training system, with a reseasonable amount of cardio & a decent diet would work as well as the sort of system you'd get from these people (in my opinion).
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Postby i live in omaha » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:00 am

we see his commercials on tv here in the states more than we see mcdonalds commercials.

that guy must be doing something right, cuz he's sitting at like 3% bodyfat... it's actually kind of disturbring because his neck is about as thick as mine but the rest of his body is ripped.
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Postby Pete » Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:02 pm

Think of this: Charles Atlas advertised his training system for years & made a mint. He infact got his muscle from training with weights, not the system he advertised. He saw a way to sell a system that was cheap, needed no equipment, little overheads from him for & found a suitable "hole" in the market (adolescent boys, with complexs about their bodies, but little money).
Anyone other than a genetic freak needs years of hard training to get big muscles. To maintain 3% fat is not normal, not heathy & you cannot sustain it for any length of time, he probably cut like a bodybuilder, filmed the advert, then went back up to a healthier fat % (some people also use steroids, duretics etc to aid gains & increase cuts).
Saying you can get from flab to a bodybuilder in a couple of weeks is dishonest & will lead, possibly vunerable, people into frustration, & belief that they are failures as they cannot get the results they've been lead to expect.
Ask any of the competing bodybuilders on this board. It takes years & years of constant, dedicated graft to get where they are today. They don't do it in a couple of weeks, months or even years.
Muscle is an expensive resource for the body to carry. It will only carry the minimum amount to get by. To coax it into carrying a lot more you need to work for years on your training, diet & recovery. You just can't do that quickly & the only way you can make quick gains are as a novice (for a short time) or using drugs to aid your recovery.
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