I swear there is too much information floating around out there and it confuses the cr@p out of the newer lifters. They finally get organized and set out to lifting weights, then they read something else and have to change everything. They try to fine-tune their diets to perfection, contemplate weather lateral raises will be better than overhead presses, and wonder if they are doing the right ammount of reps needed for optimum growth.
We had a guy here a while ago (won't mention his name) that was driving people crazy with all his questions, starting and restarting routines, and contemplating all the finite details of his programs. He PMed me one day, so I took it upon myself to scold him. Maybe I was alittle hard on the guy, but he took it to heart. I set him up on a simple Hardgainer workout, gave him a simple eating plan, and told him to stop posting questions. Okay, kind of harsh, but it is working.
That guy sends me PMs with updates now and then, but hasn't posted in a while. He is reading and learning, but he isn't asking a ton of questions. He is sticking to the plan. And you know what? He is making the best gains of his life. Not because of some super-secret routine or eating plan, but because he is sticking to it. His lifts and bodyweight are both going up at a nice steady pace. He is very happy.
Just something to think about...