Note 6) There is a point of diminishing returns with lifting weights. At first, the strength and muscle mass gains are very rapid (the newbie effect). In each subsequent year, the gains are less and less until at some point you reach your genetic maximum and all gains cease despite intense workouts and flawless nutrition. How long it takes to reach the genetic maximum depends on many factors including genetics but most importantly on the intensity of the workout program. If someone lifts casually and does a whole body workout for 30min 3 days a week, they will never reach their genetic max. After 20 years, if they get serious about lifting, they could have a second chance at the newbie effect and spectacular gains despite their “ole” age. On the other hand if a teen starts professional powerlifting at age 16 then they might hit their genetic max very early, perhaps in as few as 6 years.
aka Knee Wrap Nate aka Insect Nate aka Transsexual Nate aka
Milkflake Nate aka Cookie Cutter Nate. A fan with a small
YouTube fitness channel who came down to collaborate with Jason.
He liked the atmosphere of World Gym so much that he decided to
stay. Recently started sporting a "I just got out of prison"
beard. He admits that he used to be addicted to meth and it
seems to have fried his brain a bit, but he's cleaned up his
life now. Lenny makes fun of him for wearing knee wraps,
implying that he wouldn't be able to squat nearly as much weight
without them. Nate protests with: "They're not knee wraps,
they're knee SLEEVES! There's a big difference!" Lenny commented
that Nate's knee wraps looked like pantyhose, giving rise to the
nickname "Transsexual Nate." Andrew told Nate not to be
offended, because when Lenny breaks someone's balls, it means he
actually likes them. This was made abundantly clear one day when
Lenny looked Nate up and down while grinning from ear to ear and
said that he could make a lot of money as a male prostitute.
Nate tried to ignore him, but Lenny continued to follow him
around the gym, insisting that rich gay guys would pay a lot of
money for someone like him. Lenny's nose started to twitch,
which is what happens when he gets aroused. Nate works out at a
different gym now.