Best Forum Threads

One of the best sources for information online are forums. These offer experience reports and opinions from the average person, and you can also interact with them. In this article we will be looking at forum threads, because that is the biggest forum out there as far as fitness and bodybuilding is concerned. There is no other forum that comes close to it in regards to sheer size. As Boost Oxygen reports, has 7.4 million members, approaching 6 million threads and over 100 million posts. It is a treasure trove of information.

Recipe For A Great Thread

When searching for informative threads, you need to keep certain factors in mind so you can separate the truth from the lies. Remember that members of a forum come from all walks of life, and different levels of experience. There is also a lot of inexperienced opinion stated as fact, which is very dangerous.

There are a few things to look out for when judging the validity of a post:

Experience: Before reading a thread response you should study the member who posted it. offers the following information on its members: join date, status (height and weight), post count and rep power. While relying on this info to gauge the validity of a post is not an exact science, it is a good place to start. For instance, it is desirable for members to have over a thousand posts.

Length of posts: Some members go into a lot of detail, while others reply with a single sentence. The ideal thread will have many long posts so you can get a good understanding of their ideas and experiences.

Staying on topic: Some responses go so far off topic it’s hard to remember what the original discussion was about, these need to be avoided.

Now that we have an idea of what to look out for, let’s take a look at some of the best threads:

On Nutrition

This thread, created on the 21st of Dec 2007, is about what to eat before bed. The OP (original poster) is considering eating oatmeal, egg whites, turkey breast and peanut butter before bed, and wants to know if this will be beneficial. By looking at the answers in the thread you can see that a lot of people recommend eating oatmeal before bed. However, a certain proportion have the opinion that eating carbs before bed is bad, because calories are not burnt at night and instead turn into fat.

The reality is that eating before bed is not that bad, because as Live Strong reports, according to the American Dietetic Association it’s the number of calories that you consume which determines whether they turn into fat, it has nothing to do with when they are consumed.

On A Comprehensive Training Program

The longer you have been training, the less gains you see. It often seems as if the fat was melting away in the beginning and the muscle was growing day by day, only for it to slow down as you progressed.

The answer to this problem could be contained within this thread. It discusses a workout program called PRRS, which stands for Power, Rep, Range and Shock. The thread goes into a lot of detail about how all the different muscle fibers work and there is also a plan of action to help you get over the plateau. Other reputable members have chimed in with their experiences of the program, and the general consensus is that it works.

Picking the right workout program is just as important as getting the motivation to workout in the first place. A Web MD article puts it best, “All you have to do is focus on exercising in a way that suits your personality, lifestyle, and fitness level.”

A Thread On Exercises

If you’re struggling to understand why you aren’t getting the results you should be, it might be that you aren’t executing your exercises in the correct manner. If that’s the case, this forum thread can help.

It contains videos on 6 of the more popular exercises out there. These are squats, deadlift, bench press, rows, pull-ups & chin-ups and military press/overhead press. All are performed by experienced professionals who can guide you every step of the way.

These are just some of the popular threads on There are plenty more; no article is big enough to even scratch the surface. Head over there yourself and check out the threads, before getting involved in the discussion. 

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