Awesome thanks so much for all the help! My last question is with setting some goals. Being new to this, Im not quite sure what some realistic goals are for myself. My current bench is 180lbs 3x5 Squat is 210lbs 4x5 pullups are @ 8 with bodyweight for 3 sets, Im still working on getting my form good enough on deadlifts to really push myself. I can list some other lifts as well if need be. My current bodyweight is 170lbs @ 5’9" and im 22y/o. What would be some good numbers to shoot for in say the next month? or 6 months? Again thanks to everyone for the help its much appreciated.
Don’t worry about realistic, realistic is too easy. Set your goals so high that you wonder if you can make them. It is better to set high and miss than to set low and hit.
Start goals for the next year. How much do you want to weigh, how big is your waist, how big is your chest, etc. How much are you going to lift in any of the lifts, if strength is important. If not, shoot for size improvements.
The rest of your goals for a month, 3, 6, and 9 are mid range goals designed to get you to attain the one year goal.
For instance, a one year goal might be to weigh 215 pounds on August 1, 2008, with a waist size of 31. Now you set your intermediate goals to get you there - How you are going to eat, lift, and rest to get there. What you will weigh in 30 days, etc. Then go to work reaching your goals.
It isn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile is.