You’ve got a solid frame, upper body-wise at least. Some funky posture issues though. Ever had an injury to one side/should/neck, etc.? Should consider sorting that out at some point so things don’t get worse and cause bigger issues.
Yeah, I’d second that you’re not in a bad place to be starting out with a solid year ahead of you. Naturally lean, decent taper,… add some quality size and you might be in a very respectable place a year from now.
Thanks man again really appreciate everyone being so helpful.
Agree on starting with those programs?
I’m busy working out my diet according to Christian t best damn diet for natural lifters, a good place to start? My only concern is timing the carbs around training, it a lot of carbs to get in. Def need to up the cals as to what I’m used to I think. And add in one or two supps.
Currently from my maths I’m abit under cals and I’m trying to only have carbs around training. I need to start counting and working out my daily macros.
I’m a rank amateur at this mate so take what I say with a pinch of salt. But start simple.
I’m not saying dont work out your macros longer term. But jumping from nothing to full meal prep and macro counting is going to be hard.
Grow into changes it takes to make it. There are no prizes for getting 5 weeks in finding it all to overwhelming and giving up. Trust me I’ve done it loads.
Eat 4 large, protein rich meals a day. Go to the gym 4-5 times a week. Work hard. Every week refine your nutrition a bit more. Start with tracking total protein, then total calories. Then fats and carbs.
Making the changes gradually, even over 8-10 weeks means (in my experience) you’re more likely to keep with it.
Thanks for the tag guys! @bstar13, I’ll echo what others have said. It’s awesome that you’re dedicated to your health and physique, and will no doubt continue to make progress. It can be very exciting, the thought of entering a show, and wanting to dominate. As others have already pointed out, 12 months just isn’t long enough to gain enough muscle and develop a physique that will present well on stage. Continue training and eating right, others have posted great programs on here. I’m particularly fond of Clay Hyght’s Tried and True programs. While it can be tempting to jump in, just my .02, you’ll be halting your progress. Train for a while, another year or two at least, and you’ll be more ready for the stage, will have greater discipline and will also be able to develop your physique to a much greater level.