Basically I'm looking to compete in a natural competition in approximately two or three years, due to my current living situation it can't be any early. That's not really a bad thing, it gives me two years to put on lean mass, bring up lagging bodyparts, build muscle density and maturity. The plan is to clean bulk for two years and then re-asses from there. I've been clean bulking now for approximately eight month and feel I've made some good gains as of late.
Lifting background, I've just turned 21 a couple weeks ago, I've been lifting on and off since 14, I've always been serious about it as it really peaked my interest, except with school/work/sports I couldn't give it my all, I did my best and always tried hard and made some pretty good gains. I would say I got serious about it at around 18 when school was over, I've always played every sport and missed the competition, this has become my sport. Since I was 18 I really pushed hard to eat clean as possible. I now have a solid career with all benefits and am making great money, now that that's in check I've really been able to push myself, focus on diet and training more than ever.
There are several reasons I decided to make this journal, seek opinions and advice from other members in regards to diet/training/supplements, seek improvements and opinions on different bodyparts and what to bring up, moniter my own progress and use it as motivation to constantly better myself and improve my physique.
-Bring up lagging bodyparts
-Gain lean mass while staying under 15% bodyfat, along with competition quality density
-Create a couple advanced supplement stacks for mass building during the two years, I've never ventured outside the staples
-Update journal consistantly with photos
-Hopefully learn from others and have other learn from this journal
-ON whey protein
-ON casien protein
-I constantly change things up to shock my body, conventional training isn't enough for me anymore. I mix things up with dropsets, stripsets, negatives, the works.
-I go strictly how my body feels, I don't have a set routine, if I'm really sore that morning or feel it would be more beneficial to take a recovery day, I do.
-I have been trying to hit legs every 3 days, I have had excellent gains doing this, once a week did nothing for me.
-I typically workout the following bodyparts together:
-Legs (always work alone give it my all)
-Chest, add biceps sometimes
-Back, add triceps sometimes
-Shoulders and traps
-Arms, do them together sometimes
-I always make sure I have the appropriate recovery time between bodyparts.
-My goal is to have two seperate routines for each bodypart, one based on strength the other on hypertrophy, and switch them up weekly.
-Over the two years I want to pick a bodypart each month to hit twice a week.
-I do high intensity training, typically gets my lunges burning during a workout, I also like to throw in sprints once or twice a week, I find there great for leg development and to keep decent cardio.
Well let this journal begin, as the days go on I will explain my diet breakdown, tonight is leg day.
I will throw in a collection of pictures that I've taken over the last week, I weight myself a month ago and was sitting at 5'7 208 pounds, heaviest I have ever been, I feel I have come down a bit probably sitting between 200-205, but I no longer have a weighscale....