Decided when I was 36 to quit smoking, cut down on alcohol ( the occasional whisky now ), quit smoking weed, narrowed junk food down to Saturday night/Sunday afternoon and of course started going to the gym.
Since I’ve been going to the gym I’ve been laid off twice due to motorcycle accidents but I’ve never had a gym injury.
When I started I was 64kg skinny with a beer belly. At my best on the first year of training I made it to 65kg with a strong figure.
I’ve been trying to go down the route of not gaining body fat while putting on muscle (extremely hard to do). Each time I’ve decided to bulk I’ve hated the belly fat that has come with it (Carrying quite a bit at the moment).
I’d love to reach 70, even 72/73kg but seems near impossible without getting really fat first or using steroids.
I’m afraid to run a course of steroids as I am extremely prone to cysts and acne (at this point in my life they only seem to return in the same places and I can control them after years of trying), I can only imagine if I ran a cycle I’d have a face like a cystic pizza.
I’ve done the 5/5 workout twice, 4 months first time and 5 the second. I never made it to the amazing lifts I see others do. Reached double my body weight on deadlifts but could have went on, never failed, 1 1/3 my body weight on squats, just over my body weight on rows and my bench and overhead press were both not worth talking about.
Bodybuilding though I seem to get really pumped up on lower weights pretty well.
Any tips would be apretiated, especially about running a cycle of something not liable to awaken my cysts.