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.
Beginner phases of weightlifting should be sought out by a couple of terms and their meanings.
#1- Linear progressive resistance
#2- Compound movements
#3- Antagonistic training
Train your pushes and pulls, squats, deadlifts, power cleans and focus on adding weight each workout. Get your form and diet down. After you have made that linear progress, then go the bodybuilding route, powerlifting route, or even strongman or whatever it is you are training to do. Everyone needs to take advantage of that linear progression though. It'll benefit it you regardless of your goals later on in life.