What is your primary body type?
These different body types lose fat and gain muscle in very different ways.
I advocating training & eating for your body type.
For instance, hard gaining ectomorphs can be a lot less worried about overeating, where as endomorph body types will struggle to lose the pounds.
The best piece of advice for a newbie is 'have patience'.
Yes, you will plateau at some point.
Some people get impatient, bored with it and then quit.
Don't do that and you will be fine.
At this stage and level of knowledge the best thing you can do is learn as much as possible about the sport.
The risk of injury greatly increases as you start to pile on the weight.
Having a 'grasshopper' stage where you become a student of the sport is the best thing to do if you intend to be here for the long term.
Don't be worried about the numbers at this stage- just keep lifting and work on getting your form down cold.
If you 'know nothing about bb' then this is the perfect time to learn the basics.
Can you list your diet and training program?
post edited by octatonic - 2009/07/25 10:21:18