At what point do you think someone is ready to enter their first bodybuilding show, given that the intent is to learn and as a mechanism to strive for personal best? I've been training for about 2 years now. I'm not huge, but I've gained a fair amount of lean muscle. I know that I'm far from winning a show, but I'm intrigued by the idea of trying it for the experience. I certainly don't intend to win, but I want to do one to see how competitive I can be.
I have a friend who has done a few and he tells me not to worry about size (for now), that it's more about symmetry. I'm considering a show in October.