In the (perhaps futile) hopes of stopping the same threads showing up every week I figure we could compile answers to the most common questions on the beginners' forum. I know there are already stickies addressing what newbies should know, but what could it hurt?
If you think this idea is stupid then let it die. If you think I'm being pompous then try not to flame me too much. By no means do I claim to know everything, or very much, but these are some common things that come up that I think most people would agree on.
If you're a teenager and have yet to do anything noteworthy in terms of your physique, don't yell at people for their criticism. You'll get much more help if you act mature.
Supplements in general: This website SELLS SUPPLEMENTS and they are high quality. Don't be surprised if you ask about other supplements and are referred to Biotest products.
1.) Does not need to be cycled, and will not destroy your kidneys.
2.) Won't keep you from having a six pack
3.) Is not steroids (NTTAWT)
4.) Sold in store on this site
1.) Will not kill you if you eat more than 30g per sitting
2.) Whey is just protein, it's like drinking milk (for the most part)
3.) How much you should eat depends on you and your activity level
4.) Is not bad for your kidneys
1.)Eating enough fat is important
1.) Carbs can be great for you, there's no need to avoid them entirely.
2.) If you're worried about fat gain, have them around your workout and/or for breakfast
Refer to Brick's bodybuilding bible as he's covered it better than I can
If you feel like you need to ask about bulking/cutting, chances are you should bulk*.
Note: Bulk does not mean you have to get fat. You will put on fat, but that's a different matter.
It depends. No one can tell you if you're doing too much volume, or if you're doing enough exercises (except in extreme cases where it is obvious you're doing too much). It depends.
Feel free to tell me I'm wrong, or to add other things you think are frequently asked and can be answered here.