To offer an analogy, it sounds like OP wants to get into alpine sports. How do you do that?
Do you ski, snowboard, telemark? Free-ride, moguls, race, teach, jib, backcountry? You sit back and ask yourself which expert to listen to?
Well, you go buy some equipment, get some time on the snow, and figure what you enjoy, and what you want to get out of the sport. You make your decision to become an olympic downhill racer, or halfpipe snowboarder after you’ve played around with it a little.
To translate back to training, go and lift. Start simple, and see what you enjoy, and what direction you want to take. Do you get off on the fact that you just move x-amout of weight, do you geek how swole your guns get after endless sets of curls, or do you revel in the purity of taking a weight from the floor and snatching it overhead? Experiment a little.
Set some reasonable (and challenging goals) and achieve them. Don’t make it too complicated too quickly.[/quote]
I don’t think I really have the genetics to get into bodybuilding, powerlifting, or o-lifting. I like moving as much weight as I can, but that’s not anything to brag about. Ultimately I’d like to maintain as much power as I can so I can be as fast as possible for flag football or pick up soccer.
I wanted to a concert flutist when I was a lad… I would day dream about it day and night. Night and day. Even during dodge ball with the fellas. I was never blessed with the genetics. My fingers were no where near dextrous enough, my lung capacity was severely subpar, and my lip tightness was probably the worst that had ever been seen. BUT DAMMIT I HAD A DREAM! The problem was, I had no motivation to prove the nay sayers wrong. I listened to all the experts and never once even picked up a flute in public (besides seranading the librarian at the Ft. Worth public library in 2007…and also unsuccesfully in 2009).
I instead picked up powerlifting because I am short, stocky, and have a propensity for Oreos. I mean, I REALLY FUCKING LOVE oreos!! Anyway, even when I chalk up and prepare to pull 500+ lbs for a PR. I’m really just imagining a sintilating flute solo at Carnegy Hall in front of thousands. It is the single most regrettable occurance of my short, sorrow filled life.
I guess what I’m trying to say is this, SHINE YOU SHINEY-SHINER, YOU! Genetics and conventional wisdom be damned. You chase your dream and chase it with impunity and an undying love. Never give up and never sell yourself short. I LOVE YOU! LETS HUG!!![/quote]
Well, that was the last touch. We can safely /thread now.