I just started weight training again after a 6 month hiatus. My previous experience with working out has been on and off for the past 4 years.
This is my year, 2003, to get serious.
I'm 5'9", 31, about 137 lbs, lean, and need to gain alot of muscle. I have also read alot over the years about nutrition, weight training, routines, etc. for years and have read and re-read every Muscle and Fitness, Oxygen, and other magazines/books on the subject. I've had a few personal trainers thruout the years as well. So, while I don't know everything about the sport of bodybuilding, I do know what works for me and consider myself pretty well versed in most aspects of it.
Anyways, I want to direct this question towards the seasoned fitness gals and ask them how long have they been training? How long did it take to see your body mature with the musclulature you would consider as a bodybuilder?
I know the answers will vary depending on your starting knowledge of the sport and whether it took you awhile to figure things out (diet, training, what works for you, what doesn't work for you, etc.). But, on the average, if you were very knowledgeable about weight training and don't have much bodyfat to lose, how long would it take you to get to the point in your muscular development where you are now, considering you would be diligent and committed to the sport???
Thanks a bunch!