So here I am at the largest bodybuilding forum. I am a pretty average guy (may be below average) and I want to start bodybuilding. My main goal is not to compete in some contest but to make myself better. My mind is more towards general fitness as well as some shape and mass.
I haven't done any exercise before and the last time I read something about bodybuilding was around 15 years back when I read "Encyclopedia of bodybuilding" by "Arnold".
While I was reading forum yesterday, I came across that thread by "all pro" which is "A Simple Beginner's Routine"
This seems like a great workout plan, I read it with very interest and now wants to follow this routine. Now something about myself from top off my head. I haven't done recent measurements but these are close figures.
Weight: 83KG - 183 pounds
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Waist: 36 or 37 inches
No thighs or chest or shoulders nothing just average
I don't know if my weight is appropriate according to my height but I do know my body is not in shape at all which I want to fix.
By the way I was looking at my dashboard and was impressed to see some detailed options there like stats, goals, plans e.t.c. It's like complete software package for bodybuilding you have got there.
Before starting bodybuilding I would like to ask some questions so here they are:
1. Is bodybuilding right for me at this age?
2. I guess by doing exercises I will get in shape but how do I gain mass? Do I also need to follow some diet?
3. What is a "rep"?
4. What is a "set"?