[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
Follow the programs that you’re paying for right now. As you are following your program, you can research other ways of training, but stick to your program for it’s duration.
See how your body reacts to what you’re doing. Make small adjustments if you want to go in another direction. If you’re unsure of what to do, post the exact diet and training program you are using, and your goals. We can then offer advise on what you should do next.[/quote]
Good stuff so far. I especially go along with this guy. Before burying yourself in a voluminous cacophony of information, get going in one direction. Even if it turns out not to be what you respond to best it will be far better than jumping all around behind whatever sounded good last which will be everything you read until you get a grip on what you’re doing.
That doesn’t mean don’t read, but commit to something long enough to develop habits of consistency. Not only in training, but nutrition as well.
Weight training does not require a PHD in order for one to excel, especially when you’re just getting started. Sensibly push your body to do what it isn’t used to, feed yourself plenty of good manfood over 6 meals a day and sleep.
As you have quite astutely surmised it takes no time at all for novices to become buried up to their nostrils in information that won’t be even be properly understood, nevermind actually useful for quite a while. The jack of all trades method is no friend of new weight trainers.