Looking for BF estimations & advice:
I'm a scrawny 6'0 155 and am going to start a bulk. I know I am going to bulk, but my question is should I do a short cut to decrease my BF % first? Or just bulk as I am now. I can grab a whole handful of fat from my stomach (which sucks) so that is why I am asking if I should cut first. I had reconstruction surgery on my ACL so lower body weight lifting is out as well as dead lifts, however I can still lift upper body.
Since legs are out I was thinking a split like this:
Day 1 Chest/tri
Day 2 Back/bi
Day 3 Shoulders/traps
Day 4 Off
All comments and suggestions are welcome
01-04-2013, 03:46 AM #1
BF Estimation and Questions! Torn ACL
01-04-2013, 11:56 AM #2
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01-04-2013, 04:23 PM #4
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damn brah... torn acl.. i know dat feel.. i didnt start squatting until 6 months post op. Best you can do is all upper body, and rehab that knee. SRS REHAB THAT KNEE. I reccomend getting a nice brace (McDAvid Brace 50$ amazon), and I use the brace to play basketball in, squat/leg day, and dead lift days. Just do the best you can brah. Also, try jump roping (single legged), and lateral jumps when you progress.[300 Spartan Crew]
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01-04-2013, 05:20 PM #5
Feel you on the torn acl - had surgery in April - did the hamstring graft. I was squating\deadlifting 4 months after or so (I had a pure acl tear, no real meniscus damage or other ligaments), but I didnt start doing any leg extensions or leg curls till 6 months after when the Dr. cleared me for sprinting\cutting\jumping\etc.
That being said, my right quad is lagging hella far behind my left (strangely hamstrings are almost equal). Rehab hard, and try and get that muscle reactivation\flexibility asap. I've worked in pistol squals, single leg ext\curls, and bulgarian split squats into my leg days - but progress is still slow as hell. Wish I would have worked the muscle activation harder in PT in that 3-6 month range, but I was super scared (for good reason of course).