At age 38, I started resistance training in Feb 04. I began following a program devised by Ian King - not personally you understand - but one provided in a Mens Health pullout.
I have since following a couple of other of Ian’s workouts and thus far I have been very happy with my progress.
My starting point back in February was that at 5’ 11" and 164lbs I was very weak and, as you regulars put it, a skinny bastard I had been a regular runner on our home treadmill and had no history of resistance training.
The only goal I had was to grow and look big, get stronger, improve posture, and er, look good nekkid - nothing wrong with that.
So that’s the long term goal I guess. The problem I have, is that as someone who is a recreational exerciser and weight lifter (I don’t play sports) I find it difficult to break down my long term goal into smaller goals.
I now have a fairly good understanding of muscle physiology and am reasonably aware of my body and its weaknesses - though still my overall strength is low compared to some on this forum I am sure (but I am not comparing ok) - and I guess I can focus on weaknesses.
Given my long term objective of getting stronger and bigger, how should I approach goal setting in this context?
I’d appreciate any advice.