One thing that I am proud of when it comes to bodybuilding is that I know there is always more to learn. I know fully that I don’t know everything and will never know everything. Coming from this place I feel puts me at an advantage. I’m not hunkered down into one camp or way of thought I am willing to try things, experiment and listen to others. I may debate if I feel one way is better but if I come out of the discussion believing my opponent I may just change my ways. In a sport where 1-2% difference could mean a point you need for the win and get 2nd place I’ll always try to be better.*
I do a lot of research on my own in reading articles, pub med and even the forums. Trusted articles and pub med results from trained subjects can provide a lot of useful info. The forums and filled with gems and filled with trash. Two main cases are the thread from Matt Porter and Matt Jansen. I have read through both of these, copying and pasting info into documents that I can later reread to confirm or double check info. When listen to podcast like PED Radio I keep a notepad nearby to take notes. There is no reason to pass up info a coach or someone experienced is giving. Both Matts and Jordan are better coaches then I so I will take whatever info they give, use it to make myself better and use it to make my clients better. However you also have to take into account whose giving the info, I would never take notes on anything Bostin has to say.*
Lastly social media if you find the right people it is easy to pick up some new things. Sure there are bodybuilders and coaches who don’t know a thing. The bodybuilder has elite genetics so anything works and the coach only chooses elite clients but if you follow the right people you can pick up some new twists on exercises or recipes. I never use to eat ground chicken till I found out a pro used it during his prep, now I love that meal. Have to keep learning and growing.