marinera — I would have to agree with you wholeheartedly.
dtwarren1942 — I would have to agree with you also. How do you quantify gains when everyone incorporates different exercises, routines & time commitments, rhetorically speaking? So the data must be taken with a grain of salt, however that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t provide some appreciative, useful information as to what a person might realistically expect. It also should help members realize how variable results can be from one person to another. What I find most important is that regardless of how long it took to reach certain gains, most did gain; and that’s what I think we need to focus on.
I believe I personally set realistic goals, but I also believe my goals should have a 50/50 chance of reaching. In other words, I set goals that I believe are achievable, but not be discouraged if I don’t reach them. I may need to extend my time horizon. At the same time, I didn’t want to set a ridiculously impossible goal that will only set me up for disappointment.