Beginning any new endeavor of interest is a special time.
Every aspect is untouched territory waiting to be explored.
You have beginner’s enthusiasm and can’t wait to learn more and spend time on this new enterprise.
You research, read about, think about, and spend any free moment on your new passion.
Starting to train with weights is one of the best new habits a person can begin and this initial period is where a trainee can see incredible gains in strength progression and physical recomposition.
A beginner will see progress in a linear fashion for a long time.
Each session builds upon the last and strength improves rapidly.
It is not uncommon to see a 10-15 pound bad weight into good weight scenario within the first year.
From my own experience, in a lot of ways I wish I would of tempered my enthusiasm just slightly when I first started.
I wish instead of following a program straight out of a bodybuilding magazine I would of found and followed a solid training & nutrition protocol and simply worked the plan.
This was a bit before the age of search engines and the enormous amount of information we now can have in fractions of a second at our fingertips.
Most of my “education” was trial and error—with most of it falling in the error category.
In the end I don’t regret any of it though.
Even the countless mistakes I have made in training and nutrition has given me an education on doing my best to create the physical form I wish to see when I look in the mirror.
I still enjoy every moment and every aspect that is this health and fitness lifestyle.
After 20+ years of training with weights I am still learning.
And I’m still a beginner at heart.