The bottom line, quite simply, is this:
In the quest to educate yourself on a particular topic matter, there’s no way to bypass the learning curve…you have to start off knowing nothing, and then traverse the path of knowing a little, being confused, then gaining confidence, then realizing that what you thought you know was wrong, etc., etc.
I’ve been in this industry since about 1963, and I haven’t reconcilsed it all yet, so give yourself another 20 years or so before you get too frustrated!
It’s vital that you can be “OK” with not knowing…to be OK about being confused.
Not to start another flame war here, but I’ve noticed a lot of conflicting advice here.
Specifically, I’m talking about:
Do full body workouts/Do splits.
Train almost every day/Allow plenty of recovery time between workouts.
Do few reps with lots of weight/Do lots of reps with less weight.
Train to failure/Don’t train to failure.
Eat as much as you can/Don’t eat too much or you’ll add too much fat.
Do deadlifts/don’t do deadlifts.
Do a loading phase with creatine/don’t do a loading phase.
How do you reconcile it all?[/quote]