Originally Posted by TrH
Maybe there's your reason then. /rant on On another note entirely, I think it's funny how novice lifters always seem to micromanage their programs and diets to ridiculous proportions. I mean, if you want to get an extraordinary physique then it's not inconceivable that you need to put up with some extraordinary discomfort - dieting, exercise, the whole shebang. I'd be willing to bet most peoples description of fun isn't grinding out extensive weight or cardio sessions on scarce calories, but guess what - shit needs to be done if you want to get to that single-digit bf or what have you. I don't think every single fucking workout one does has to be perfect, there are always going to be those weeks when lifting sucks, cardio sucks, you're sucking wind all the time or not lifting enough - that's just life (bar any injuries). Deal with it, get on with your program regardless and make progress. /rant off
I think there is a need to micromanage for some goals, unfortunately. Especially for noobs just starting out to get a feel for everything. It's a good way to get an intuitive feel for the iterative process of developing a personal workout/diet for whatever one's goals are. Once you have that comfort, you can just use your own judgment. Like right now, I've been in a bulk for about 2 months, and I've put on 10lb... but my waist has barely grown, all my lifts are up substantially, etc. It took me overanalyzing everything to figure out what actually mattered.