A bit of background: Was extremely fat all of my childhood, my freshman year I got tired of it. Knowing nothing about diet, I ate 500 calories a day for about 5 months. Lost a lot of weight, but a ton of it was muscle. Went from 175 to 147. After this I started p90x, which I actually gained weight from because I was eating again. This time around 1500-1600 calories. After four months of p90x, I started another crappy program called body beast. This was a terrible lifting program, using dumbbells and isolation exercises only. I was eating 2800 calories this time, and gained like 15 pounds from this 10 week program. Fast forward to my junior year, I had a fall of uncontrolled eating habits and little training. I got quite fat, and was weighing about 185. I began a cut with some help from a personal trainer with a very respectable physique on facebook. I was able to get down to 158 in the end (keto, not holding water) using his methods (1700-1900 cals the whole time), but I still wasn’t lean. Maybe 15% bf or so. After getting down to that weight, I came to the realization that I was a gonna need a lot more muscle to look good lean, so since July of 2016 I’ve been eating well and training hard, although this winter (latter november and december) my diet and training was less than stellar. I started my bulk in september this year weighing 175, and I am now 195.
Goal: To get a strong, aesthetic physique.
Current objective: to spend a couple months getting leaner before adding more lean mass.
Bodyfat %: unknown
Apologies for all the info, but I feel as if anyone following oughta know. Diet and training advice/critique is welcomed, I’d love to hear from some veteran lifters.
Pics coming soon.