View Full Version : Setting Realistic Goals
01-12-2005, 12:45 PM
I'm new at this and am wondering if my goals are realistic. Given proper nutrition, supplementation, exercise and rest (as provided on this site), what kind of results in muscle growth should be realized. /forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif
I know there are many variables, but what has been your experience? An inch on upper arms?
01-12-2005, 12:50 PM
in how much time?
01-12-2005, 12:57 PM
Sorry about that...
in 6 months.
01-12-2005, 01:24 PM
Depends how hard you train. Genetics play a small role in it too. If you work your !@#$%^&* off, read the articles on this site, and have a good diet, you should see tremendous progress.
01-12-2005, 01:42 PM
I think if you are new to lifting, and have down everything you said it wouldnt be out of the question to put on 20-30 pounds and an inch or two on the arms.
01-12-2005, 03:11 PM
depends on how much gym time your getting, quality of sets, your natural metabolic rate, quality of food. there are many things that would change the outcome. i dont know the #'s for supplimented workouts. but as a natural lifter i put on 14 lbs in 8 months. little to no fat gains. body fat is right around 12 %. someone with supplimentation could easliy double these #'s. but some of it will be fat/water weight ect.
01-12-2005, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the responses. I plan to hit the weights hard and eat clean (the diet is hardest on me as I love the work).
I'll document my progress and post it here later.
01-12-2005, 06:51 PM
I gained about 16 lbs and 1% extra bodyfat in around 4 months. Not very good, but then again my diet was not exactly clean, but if you keep it clean you'll be sure to see pretty big gains.
01-12-2005, 06:55 PM
Hey, that's decent, don't be hard on yourself. You can cut that 1% bf you gained off easily.
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