It depends what is your perception of result. My perception was(when I started ) to get a noticeable amount of width around my arms :)It took me around year and half to reach to a point where my friends instantly notice it and generally make a complement. Of this year and half,last 6 months were more serious, and I did correct things and also did things correctly. And I am not talking about diet here.[You need to watch your diet very minutely if you want results very fast. It does not mean you have to starve your self. It means eating clean. Days when I try to eat clean, I struggle to reach to 2000 cals even after 5-6 meals. I assume you will be eating at least 1 grams of protein per pound of your body weight(30-50% carbs, 25-35% protein, 25-35% fat)]Things I did wrong when I started1. Main focus on arms2. Did twice a week, biceps and triceps only days3. Remaining time chest4. Little focus on shoulder, back and legsFor 1st 8 months I followed this routine, the gains where not visible enough. It took me a while to realize, I was doing it all wrong. Half of your body is legs. So they must be trained the most. Of the remaining half, half of the upper body is your back(lower and upper back). Of the remaining half is your chest. And then there are smaller muscles like biceps, triceps, shoulder, traps, forearms etc.I changed my routine because of the above but also I started enjoying doing dead lifts, Squats, clean & jerk and snatch . I feel there is a primal connection with these exercises with man. Think about days before machines, what did a man do on his farm ? he used to lift objects from the ground. Lift fodder, water, grains from one place and keep at other.Coming back to point. So my goal now changed from getting big biceps to lifting really heavy, and trust me I got the big biceps as by product of getting big overall. Also exercise like dead lifts, squats uses multiple muscles and requires more calories than doing simple biceps curls which are isolation exercises. So effectively you will train harder.My routine now has changed to1. Chest and triceps - bench press(normal, inclined, closed grip), flys and few isolation exercise for triceps.2. Back and biceps - dead lifts, chin-ups, bent-over rows and few isolation exercises for biceps3. legs and shoulder - squats, press,leg extension, military press, lateral raises, shrugsAnd then repeat these(In between I also do cardio only days, some times). I spend around 4-6 hours in gym weekly on avg(that's on avg 5-6 session in a week)I take supplements like whey, creatine monohydrate and l-glutamine(this will give a 10% boost in over all result, not more).I had benefit of having a wonderful trainer, who taught me basically everything what I just told you. Also watch your form. Male ego is double edged sword. It makes you push harder. But it also makes you cheat. Always do full range of motion on any exercise with correct form. Be safe.Fitness is a life long commitment. the only goal that you should have is "To Become A Better, Stronger Version Of Yourself"