Thanks so much for all the advice man, ill defiantly be taking it to heart and putting it too use(a newbiw actually taking advice? Gasp, shock, horror!). I had a look at your pictures so I can clearly see you know what your taking about when it comes to shedding fat and gaining lean muscle. On that note, fucking amazing transformation.
I was assuming I had a slow motabolisim or perhaps I just have an excess of fat cell for two reasons. 1)When I started I was well over 200 pounds and dropped to 150, after reading a few articles by Chris Shugart I figured I was like him, a FFB and would always have a an easy time packing on the fat. And 2) Yes, because of the rate I gained that amount of fat eating clean foods lead me to assume I have a slow metabolism or im carb intolerant.
Then again it might have just been the way I did it. I went from eating a 2200 hypocaloric diet(low fat, low carb and high protein) too a 4000-5000 hypercaloric diet(high carb,moderate fat,moderate protein) with no intervale phases i.e. I went from 2000-4000 in a weeks space and kept eating at that pace.
And if im to be really honest with myself my effort in the gym was serverly lacking because I wasnt paying attention to the number, more just going through the motions than anything.
Im going to take your advice for the H.I.I.T and drop it too one day a week on a Monday after the upperbody workout.
Would you suggest replacing the other 3 with 30 mins of low intensitity cardio? Something like incline walking on a treadmill?
The reason I ask is Ive been told you should do 30 mins of cardio daily regardless.
Again im going to take your advice and cut the abs day on Saturday and instead subsitute it with two sets of ab excercises at the end of each lowerbody workout i.e. Planks,Leg raises and then side planks and landmines.
My last question for you is one thats really racking my brain so I figure I should just ask, please bear with me if this seems like an idiot's question:P
In terms of my diet, Im pretty sure my template is fine i.e. high protein, moderate carbs, moderate fats but I cant figure out how much I should eat.
At the minute im eating 2400 Kcals daily which is about 300 below my maintenance, so should I continue to eat a hyercaloric diet like this or should I bump it back up to my mantinance level which is 2700? Sorry if this seems like a silly question but im just unsure:)
Thanks again for all the advice, you have no idea how much your helping this newbie.