Originally Posted by ron79
How important is goal setting in body building? I want to set some goals but am really unsure where to begin. I know that I can not say I want to be buff in a month. Not going to happen. What are some realistic goals for me? I just started lifting not that long ago. I am 32 years old right now and am 5'9". I weigh about 190 pounds.
First goal should be to learn all the basics about nutrition.
Next to be consistant for a solid month on meals and workouts. (then each month )
As for weight, just starting out lifting you will get heaver before you get lighter. This is because you are useing more muscles and they will start to hold more energy to compensate and get heathier. Then you will stabalize and start to drop weight.