When starting something new, such as bodybuilding, it takes a substantial amount of time to really appreciate or understand the process of working out, building muscle, resting, and eating well.
On top of all of the revolutionary training techniques and information that are constantly being presented, there are also many little things that fall through the cracks for beginners.
Some read the articles and actually train accordingly. Others learn the hard way by not seeing results or having something bad happen.
For example, when a newbie isn’t making the gains that he wants, the answer is pretty simple - squats and milk.
But what about all those other things?
-Balance between pushing and pulling
-How to train for muscular balance instead of having to correct it later.
(Btw, does anyone have some good articles to recommend on this topic?)
Shoulder/Rotator cuff problems
-Wouldn’t it have been great to know about rotator cuff exercises when you first started?
Soft tissue work
I’m still a beginner myself, but I’m desperately trying to absorb all of this information and apply it in an attempt to enhance my training to prevent future injuries. What other things do you wish you knew about when you were still in your first 6 months?