[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
At first I played football then I powerlifted during the powerlifting season(loved it)
Does this mean your school has a powerlifting team?[/quote]
Yes but the new head football coach this year fired the powerlifting/strength coach so i am not sure if we will have a powerlifting team next year.
What’s this type of workout look like?[/quote]
It looks like this: 40 pullups, 3x8 power clean & jerk or hang clean & jerk, 40 or 50 each of DB rows, back extensions, tricep extensions, curls, shoulder presses, med ball throws, grip work, 100 bodyweight squats with chains around necks, lap around whole school, and a mile run. This is an example of some of the workouts we do each week so far (not in one whole workout). Even though the emphasis is to use light weight, I try and use a moderately heavy weight while maintaining good form so that i do not lose any strength.
WS4SB is a solid program, and DeFranco produces some serious beasts. So if you follow it to the letter, you could do well. But…
Goal is to increase my strength/relative strength and gain some muscle mass
Those two goals are contradictory (increasing relative strength and gaining muscle). Prioritize one for now, and then work on the other, depending on when you’d be able to switch weight classes. WS4SB would be great for building strength and muscle, but for improving relative strength, there are better plans.[/quote]
Oh so if I were interested in moving all the way up to the 180-200 lbs with WSFSB, would the amount of weight I could lift for my bodyweight be affected positively or negatively with a height of 5’9"?
Another thing I didn’t really see mentioned yet, is the importance of jacking up your calories if you want to add size. Training five days a week is a drain, and you’ve got to e-a-t to see major results. What, specifically, did you eat yesterday?[/quote]
Yesterday I did not feel well at all during school and ended up vommitting after the first few minutes of working out in the gym lol. So I doubt anything I ate was absorbed and I am having trouble keeping food down today. But this is what i normally eat when I am feeling fine:
Breakfast-cup of oatmeal or rice, can of tuna with veggies, and 1 fish oil capsule.
Lunch-cup of rice with a chicken breast or beef with veggies.
Snack-banana or apple and an omega 3 egg
PWO-scoop of whey with a cup of milk and 3/4 cup of oatmeal.
Dinner-whatever my mom makes usually something with fish or beef and rice. I also take 2 fish oil capsules.
Snack-1/2 cup cottage cheese with some walnuts.
I’m unaware of how many calories this is, I will try and see how many calories are in each meal and put into the next post. I have read some articles from Dr. Lowery and Berardi and I try to follow their advices of not eating too many carbs later in the day with the exception of PWO and also not eating meals that are high in fat and carbs. But even more additional nutritional advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.