The Best Of The Forums: June 6, 2005!

The best threads from the Bodybuilding.com forum in one place updated each week. Read below to catch the latest from our forum members.
This week's 'Best of the Forums' will give everyone that extra motivation they need to stick to their goals. When other things get in the way, it's tough to set them aside to keep looking better. Many members have contributed HUGE to this week's BOF, and for that, I thank you. Your advice, tips, and suggestions have helped hundreds of people. Keep up the awesome work and maybe your post or thread will be featured on next week's 'Best of the Forums'!


Picture Thread Of The Week

The sport of bodybuilding takes time, patience, dedication, persistence, and discipline. Some people just don't have what it takes - they start, thinking that they can get huge gains in a short amount of time. Once they see that it's really not as easy as they had anticipated, they look for other options. Sadly, beginners often turn to steroids, thinking that it will help them pack on mass in no time with consequences ranging from little to none.

Unfortunately that's not the case, and more often than not, they just don't know what they're getting themselves into. On the other hand, there are those that know what it takes to be a body builder. They know that it will take time, and know that it will pay off in the end, because they're doing it for the right reasons.


dude544, theblaztoo & str8flexed From The Forums.

You can get the results you desire without the help of steroids, and here's proof: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=493972. Come and see for yourself; you CAN do it without messing up your body. If you want to do it for health, for life, then do it right because it can be done.


Workout Log Of The Week

Getting back into the swing of things after taking a 'longer-than-expected' break can be really though and anyone can tell you that. It's great to see people willing to give it another go and it's even better to see them stick with it. This week, I'm awarding the Workout Log of the Week to BRADP2, who after taking some time off, has come back and really proven that he belongs in the gym.

With surprising strength right from the starting blocks, we can anticipate huge gains from him throughout the log and in the future. Read his log at http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=470113 and see for yourself that even after a break, you can still come back strong. BRADP2's log is full of great comments and tips that you yourself can use everyday, or if you're trying to get out of a rut.


Most Inspirational Thread Of The Week

Not every person is born with a great body perfect for bodybuilding, is gifted with awesome genetics, or has the willpower to do something about they sub-par body and change themselves for life.

A lot of the people that fall into that category give up early, thinking that there is no hope for them and shouldn't even bother trying. On the other hand, there is always one person who just says 'No.' No to being stuck with a lousy lifestyle. No to being a statistic.

Someone who wants to prove that it can be done and will not stop at anything before it is. This week's most inspirational thread goes to Joel H, who is one of those people that just won't throw in the towel, no matter how rough the start may have been. Since the 10th grade, he's more than doubled his weight and at least quadrupled his confidence.


Joel H From The Bodybuilding.com Forums.

The pictures in his thread speak for themselves. Check it out http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=476344 - get inspired!


Best Supplement Thread Of The Week

Whether you like it or not, throwing weights around the gym takes a toll on your muscles. This soreness can last hours, or even days, after the workout; you and I both know that. In this thread, started by dexterium, members spill the beans on the most effective supplements to minimize post-workout soreness and stiffness.

Everyone has their own supplement setup for it and with the help of the members; you can mix and match to see what works best for you.

Check out http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=496302 for some important tips to maximize your workouts while minimizing the pain and stiffness.


Funniest Thread Of The Week

Addictions are a major problem in this world. Some have television, some have food, and others have drugs. Here, at Bodybuilding.com, members have an addiction just the same. Not just to looking better, not just to feeling better, but the experiences that we read and share have become like the nectar of a beautiful flower and we, the members, are like the bees that just keep coming back for more, and more, and more. We are BodyBuidling.com forum addicts.

Like others, I too am addicted to it. In fact, I get jittery when I'm away from the forum for more than 20 minutes. Are you in the same boat?


Has BB.COM Become Your New CRACK?

Check out http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=496652 and talk about your problem. We are here to listen and to help. Don't be shy!


Advice Thread Of The Week

Ever feeling lazy? Tired? Useless? Often find yourself unmotivated and uninspired? Now's the time to change your ways. The thread started by roobycube will give you several ways to keep yourself going.

Whether it's just lack of motivation or laziness, you'll find advice on how to stick to your goals when your own will just won't cut it. Take a look at http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=499390 and change today. I myself have found these tips helpful and I'm sure that anyone who's looking for a kick in the right direction will too.


Issue Of The Week

To failure, or not to failure; that is the question. This week, one of the special categories is the biggest issue discussed in the forums. It's not the first time that this topic has come up, and will most certainly not be the last. Lifting to failure has been a topic discussed over and over again with not definite victory for either the 'for' or 'against' side.

Dedicationman starts off the discussion with an argument 'for' lifting to failure. Many other members join in the discussion and if you haven't put in your 2 cents, then it's time to. Visit http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?p=5925944#post5925944 and try to end the debate once and for all!

Do You Train To Failure?

Yes!
No.


Best Post Of The Week

Continuing on with the post of the week from last week, we have another recipe for you guys. Protein bars are a very convenient protein source when you're on the run. However, most commercial bars are packed with unwanted ingredients.

This week's post of the week goes to JohnRambo, who shares his awesome recipe for homemade protein bars. Feel like getting a bit dirty? Check out http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=478682 for the scrumptious recipe. As with the ice cream recipe from last week, I made these bars and I will probably never buy another commercial bar again - they were that good!