So this is mostly for my own personal reference but I figured I'd post it on this site to amuse/entertain the lot of you. So basically here's some back story:
I lifted consistently from 8th grade till I was 18 so for roughly 5 1/2 years. I got involved with a girl and of course, she ruined my gym-rat life. I stopped caring about working out because I wanted to spend time with her instead (massive fail here) and stopped caring about how I looked or about my health for whatever reason. I took up smoking (smoked cigs from 17-21) which I quit 10 days ago now, and I was also eating fast food or the like sometimes twice per day for almost 2 years.
You'd think living eating like this would cause me to...i dunno....die....somehow I survived, I blew up to 220 lbs after being a lean 190-195...I became a massive porker. I left that girl about a year and a half ago and after living back with my mom for this period of time I have drastically lost weight, I've dropped down to a very skinny 165.
Now I'm just trying to get it all back. I've quit smoking, I haven't had fast food in almost a month, and I've been back to the gym 3 times a week for about 3 weeks now. I feel like I'm back into it, and I'm ready to kick it up a notch and really start training harder and focusing on my goals again. I've been with the same girl for about 6 months now, she's very supportive about me getting back on the fitness-train and is awesome about cooking me healthy food (and an abundance for this bulk) and making sure I get to the gym on time every day.
So, my goal now is to get up to 185-190 again, I'd like to lean out (drop from 18%ish bodyfat that I am now to around 7-9%) but I'll save that for after I put on the mass. To accomplish this I'm lifting 3 times per week, full-body workouts focusing on compound lifts for maximum gains (roughly 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps making sure I hit failure or get close to it each set) short rests (roughly 30-45 seconds) and I'm cutting out most all cardio for now (save for warm-up jogs or recreational walks in the park on weekends) to be sure all of my calories are going towards gaining weight.
I'm eating clean, I'm starting to count calories and with just whole foods I'm at around 3000 calories, I've picked up a weight gainer in hopes of adding an additional 500-800 cals or more per day with it.
My supplement list is:
Weight Gainer Protein
I'm starting with this as it's the essentials for now...when I get more advanced again I'll start experimenting with different things again.
I'm about to go mix a protein shake and head off to the gym (love late-night workouts, typically dead at the gym and allows me to really pound the plates hard). I will report back here with my workout results!
Thread: Devian's Journal