New to the site and was hoping to get some helpful tips/leeds without getting confused...
I have been going to a gym for about three years now (admittedly on and off) with about a 6month break in between. I have recently been going to a gym solidly 4 days a week for the past 3 months.
My goal is to put on some lean muscle mass - I am really disheartened by my lack of (none) gains and am ready to throw in the towel and blame it on genetics.
I have recently signed up to an 8 week challenge at my gym to boost motivation, I ask people I know who are bodybuilding (and have made amazing gains) but no matter what I cant seem to get the right advice from anyone - it is as though there is some secret that I am not allowed to know. Even getting PT sessions isn't working as I get my 30min session and as soon as that is done 'NEXT', all the while it's sending me broke! And lets not get started on web searches - thats just confusing.
Maybe they see a skinny guy and just think 'whatever' and dismiss my goals as too hard.
So, I hope to get some useful advice that can point me in the right direction.
I am male, 29, 179cm tall, 76.2kg and about 15% body fat. Throw me in the ecotomorph or skinny fat section (lean with fat around belly). I really want to stay lean but put on good muscle mass - not huge, but defined. To give an idea of a celebrity body look I guess we could say David Beckham... anyway...
My training schedule looks like this:
I work four days a week in the city (Monday - Thursday) so I get my work out done in the morning before work
Monday - Chest and Triceps
Tuesday - Legs
Wednesday - 30min HIIT with PT
Thursday - Back and Biceps
I am confident that this is ok and believe its my nutrition that needs work (lately I am often low on energy) -
Breakfast (pre-workout) - 2 x high fibre weetbix, 1 cup light and tasty cereal, 1 cup low fat milk, flax seeds, 1 multi-vitamin
Inter work out - X-tend
Post work out - USN 100% Pro Whey
Snack 1 - Home made protein nut bar 100g (nuts, honey, protein, shredded coconut) with coffee
Lunch - Left overs from dinner or lean chicken wrap / taco salad (no shell/bread) / 3 x chicken sushi
Snack 2 - Home made protein bar 100g
Dinner - Usually consist of 100g meat/fish, 2-3 cups mixed veg
Pre bed - USN 100% Pro Whey with 300ml low fat milk, USN testo tribulus capsules
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated - thank you in advance.
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