A little background…
21 yrs old
Body Fat percentage ~ 14% (total guess - Tanita scale reads 20%, but I can see my abs at times…)
Ultimate goal is not to be a bodybuilder, but rather bulk up to where I look fit, and muscular, while maintaining defined abs…
So I have always been active in sports and outdoor activities (baseball, tennis, hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, etc), but never really started lifting in hopes of developing the body I want until about 6 months ago. I started at 170 and probably 20% body fat. I was super skinny yet fat.
I spent 2 months just working out taking whey protein, and then upped the anty by taking a bottle of Tren Extreme from ACL labs for 6 weeks. I was extremely happy with the results, as I went from 175 to 191 in 6 weeks. Most of it being muscle. However, I know that taking it was a mistake at my age at least, and do not intend to take any prohormones again.
My diet was just eat as much as I could. Not necessarily clean, but not fast food and pizza either. Lots of meat, and tried to do the veggie and egg thing too, but definitely not “clean”. My workout was never really perfect, but was something like…
M - Upper Body Pushing
T - Upper Body Pulling
W - Legs (if at all)
Th - Upper Body Pushing (different exercises though)
F - Upper Body Pulling (different exercises again)
S and Su Rest
Admittedly, my leg workout often times were marginal if at all, and that is changing more and more every week. I understand the importance of them, and am trying to at least improve to where it is consistent, but I honestly am not looking for huge legs, rather proportionate legs to my upper body in the long run (oh and I have small calves, always have, can’t seem to gain muscle on them).
Since the cycle ended, I have been cutting, while maintaining my lifting. My lifting schedule is as follows…
M - Upper Body (total) with emphasis on pushing
T - 30 mins HIIT at least in evening with a few ab wrokouts thrown in, sometimes I run in morning as well,
W - Lower Body
Th - Repeat T
F - Upper Body (total) with emphasis on pulling
S - Repeat T
Su - Rest
I have cut calories a ton, and eat very clean (at least compared to how I was. I am now at 178, and can almost see my abs (I can if I flex and stretch the skin a bit… lol). I am close, but seem to have hit a plateau.
I began taking HRX yesterday, with hopes of getting to about 8% body fat before bulking up again. At that point I will just increase protein and calorie intake, while trying to eat clean as I don’t want to lose sight of my abs, even if it takes longer to gain the muscle.
SO, my question for you guys, is what kind of input do you have. Like I said, my ultimate goal is to be like 8% body fat, maybe 190 lbs at 6’3" or so (depending on how I look), but not to be a bodybuilder, just fit.
I am also getting married in 3 months, and will be going to Hawaii for the Honeymoon, so I want to have my six pack then, and be as muscular as possible. Any ideas to get there as fast as possible? I am currently taking…
Current Sups during cutting- Perfect Isopure MRP post workout, HRX, multivitamin, lots o water…
Sups intended for bulking - Prefect Isopure MRP post workout, and early morning, creatine, multivitamin, ZMA, and lots of water, protein, and clean calories.
Thanks for the help, I have learned so much from reading this forum pretty much daily…