|03-18-2012, 11:50 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
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.
|03-18-2012, 03:06 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Training Exp: > 13 years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: AAEFX's whole line.
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.
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Last edited by Rich Knapp; 03-18-2012 at 03:09 PM.
|03-18-2012, 05:18 PM||#3|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Rich gave you great advice. Make a goal to learn the basics, and develop habits with the basics. This will be your foundation for all future progress.
|03-18-2012, 08:09 PM||#4|
Bigger, Stronger, BAMA!
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Squats
Fav Supp: Deadlifts
What the others said is great. I would only add, be a smart student. Don't accept anything because the biggest guy at the gym said it or the most familiar name on the webz wrote it. Research, check and recheck and then experiment yourself. Everyone of us is different. What works for one, may not work for you. Don't accept, check and double check. Oh and be sure to eat right, sleep right and lift right.
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(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
|03-18-2012, 10:09 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Training Exp: +9 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: ANIMAL PAK
#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.
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