Thanks, i will take all your advice on board, i’m only 16 and have a HUGE amount to learn, i very stupidly thought that after 2 years training, i knew what i was on about. But tonight has been a turning point for me i hope. Have your or anyone else got any other tips for building muscle? and i am currently reading the stickies in the beginners session by the way. Thanks.
It all comes down to four things really… lifting, eating, resting, and learning.
Lifting - lift hard, heavy, and with enough intensity to continually beat your logbook from what you did the week before
Eating - eat enough to allow your body to grow, especially at 16, and implement some of the basics for proper diet ( http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_nutrition/7_habits_of_highly_effective_nutritional_programs&cr= )
Resting - sleep and rest enough to give your body enough time to recuperate, but this doesn’t mean you need to sit on the couch all day when you aren’t lifting. it just means take care of your body and not run it into the ground by drinking excessively regularly or not allowing enough time for proper sleep.
Learning - learn from what your body tells you, and this means to pay attention to all aspects, including lifting, eating, and resting. the mirror tells all. learn from those who are more experienced and most importantly those who have proven results (i.e. big guys). however, never never never over think this and make it more complicated than it needs to be, so don’t get caught up in changing your program around frequently or trying out this new exercise you saw in a magazine b/c it looks cool.
And above all else stay CONSISTENT with everything.[/quote]
Ah yes, what’s the like most quoted thing over at intensemuscle? Consistency x Time = Success I think.