Originally Posted by Anuj
my life has turned into hell overnight and i need a two or three day a week training routine DESPERATELY..
Well, if that is the case, what has it to do with another shift in goals?
I've told you before that I think you like the "look" of programs. Here's the question: Do you want to bodybuild or do you want to be continually be excited about beginning a new program only to abandon it when you read another article?
I have a hard time imagine not being able to choose between strength training and bodybuilding in the first place, in so far as we are speaking of two different goals. Of course they are not mutually exclusive, but most people have a long term goal of one or the other.
I have to wonder, Anuj, if this is really about achieving a fitness goal at all, or are you looking for something else?
Here are some ideas about why someone might get into bodybuilding or strength training OTHER than to improve their body (or just personal satisfaction). Ask yourself if one applies to you.
1. Seaking a sense of identity or belonging. Looking to be a part of an exclusive "lifestyle club" and the easy definitions that entails.
2. You just like being at the gym and winking at pussy.
3. Wanting to be percieved as a "guru" because of your knowledge and experience and so having knowledge and experience as your goal rather than long term results (I know this doesn't make sense, that's the point).
4. Want to try out lots of different programs so that you can post stuff on bodybuilding boards and have them made "stickys".
Look, the bottom line is that a program is not something you try on like a pair of pants to see how it looks. And it is not always something you like for the sake of the program, but for the results. It is not always fun, it is not always interesting. If it was then it wouldn't be called "working" out.