Hi, I have just started a serious interest in bodybuilding. I know i need still need a lot of work and time to meet my goals, but here are some pics. Please give me any advice etc
The first pic is me roughly 4 weeks ago. Been going to the gym and doing mostly bodyweight exercises e.g. pull ups/chin ups, push ups. My diet was fundamentally ok (low gi, 6 meals, ate lots of veg etc) but i never counted my calorie needs etc.
These following pics are of me now, 2 weeks into a new much improved diet (courtesy of Dr Berardi) and I have also started using protein shakes.
My stats are as follows:
Height 5’3 (I know im mega short so no teasing please!)
BF 8-9% (estimate)
Calorie intake: 2766 (Maintenance level)
Calorie split: 40%p 30%c 30%f (any problem with these ratios?)
Only started lifting properly recently, so these numbers are a bit poor:
Squat: 176lbs at 6 reps
Deadlift: 154lb at 6 reps
Bench: 143lb at 6 reps
I think im lean enough at the moment, so im gona try to increase my calorie intake by 500 each week and gradually try to eat my way up week by week and build size.
Now feel free to critique and blast me!