Firstly thank you for taking the time to read this. This is my first post within any forum, please forgive any faux pas.
I have taken the time to read all of the recommended beginner threads along with a host of others.
Very much a beginner when it comes to any real lifting routine/plan. At a stage now in life where I have decided that if I am ever going to get bigger (instead of imaging how cool it would be) now is the time.
Having researched lots on beginner cycles I am considering running Test E for 10/12 weeks. And as such have a few questions:
- Should I take the time to focus on diet and training consistency before going ahead an running a cycle? I have a meal plan ready to go and will be giving my body more nourishment than it’s ever had (regularly eat below below 1,500 calories). I’m sure given this I can expect to see decent results from this alone. Considering running a cycle to help with motivation (hope that doesn’t sound weird)
- Is frontloading cycle with Dbol worth doing (5/6wks). I know this is a personal preference and can expect to wait 4/5 weeks for Test E benefits. But wanted to get some informed opinions given that this is my first cycle.
- What I’ve read suggests pinning twice weekly but I have also seen articles that say this can be done once a week (which I like idea of at the minute having not done it before). Does anyone have any experience in pinning once weekly at 300/500mg? If not twice weekly is no big deal but wanted to ask.
- Does the below routine lend itself to decent results? Below is in no particular order, does that matter? Aware diet and training discipline are a prerequisite. I have chosen exercises that I know how to do, like i said… beginner. Open to remove include anything that makes sense if there a glaring issues that stand out here.
Height: 5ft 11
Weight: 12.7 stone / 177.8 pounds
Body Fat: Unknown (have a gut, love handles, wide shoulders, but slim legs and arms)
Diet: Currenlty very poor (low calories/low appetite, very often dont eat all day and end up purging in evening). Smoke Mary Jane some evenings and would wake up at 2/3AM and eat anything I can get my hands on. I know this is my biggest issue and it’s one that’s in hand now.
Training Background: Mainly cardio. I have a bench and dumbbells in the garage that I have used intermittently.
Disclaimer: above isn’t pretty reading I know, but theres no point in BSing.
Goal: Get big, gain weight
(3 sets of each 9/12 rep range, x4 per week)
Bent Over Barbell Row
Seated Dumbell Shoulder Press
Lat Pull Down
Lying Leg Curl
Have omitted deadlift and squat as underwent a knee operation 8 years ago and I recently aggravated it, ending up on crutches, which is why I am no longer going to run and dont feel comfortable with anything other than machine/isolation lower body.
I also want a routine that hits most groups each visit to the gym as opposed to specific muscle group sessions.
Appreciate any advice that can be given, and hopefully this hasn’t annoyed any of the contributors here! Be gentle lol
(Have seen some posts get shot down)
Have a good day all.