Originally posted by hobby
If a newbie has clear instructions on exercise options, how to set up a program, how to perform his chosen exercises, and access to the forums here for any questions or concerns, what purpose would a mentor serve? I don't get it.
Are mentors supposed to hold a newbie's hand and walk him through information he should have read himself? If the goal is to reduce initial confusion and common questions, the better solution is to make needed information easier to obtain.
These are good questions.
There will always be a plentitude of posts and posters bringing valid points to the table here for general discussion.
There will be also the vast majority of members who join and lurk and contribute absolutely nothing, for various personal reasons, chief of among them may be that they do not feel as easy as we do talking about our dicks in public every time we come here.
A mentor’s job would be to encourage and to offer arcane advice, and to answer those questions a Newbie might be very hesitant to bring up in open forum. (I get them all the time and I understand some of the reluctance to just open up to the forums at large.)
The idea is not hand-holding. Newbies who prefer a program like this would be expected to do their own reading and choose the progam which seems to feel right for them, relying only on the mentor for whatever sage advice. It seems to me, and I may be wrong, that many of these men would soon build enough self-confidence to rely less on their mentors and post more in open forums.