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Old 12-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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I am just starting lifting. As the name states I have no experience with this. What would everyone on here list as the most important thing to know when one is first starting. I will take any advice that I can get. I am so ready for this!
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Be consistent. Focus on reasonable progression. Pick a solid routine and do it as it is written for the first 8-12 months or until progression stops.
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A Big Josh sighting!

Funny, I saw the thread title and I was thinking as I clicked on it I would say consistency over time.

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Too many approach this with no expectations, just a wish and a prayer. Expect things to happen and then focus on the work necessary. Don't get caught up in everything else, don't over think, just do the work. Finally watch it work. Simple summary? work the plan and let the plan work.
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions. I will be sure to use them Anyone else want to chime in?
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