What's up guys. I apologize for the long first post.
I'm Alex. I'm 18 years old and I am about to be a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin.
Not gonna bore you with a history of who I am, but I've spent a good amount of time on the site reading articles and browsing the forums (far too much time I suspect..). I've seen a fair amount of people make complete asses of themselves in their first posts so I hope I'm not doing the same.
I started out with some interest in working out and all that when I was probably 15 or 16, but didn't really start anything that resembled real training until maybe sometime in 2006, when I was about 150 lbs. Even so, it was focused on bodyweight exercises (all types of pull/chinups, dips, handstand pushups, burpees, etc) and some Oly-lifts.
Even so, my diet wasn't great so physique gains weren't too great either. I came to a realization though that it was the iron that I really loved to be around so found myself a program that I'd enjoy.
So since May (well I spent the month of June in Japan so yeah..) I have been grinding out Joe Defranco's WS4SB #2 (but with a second leg day with higher reps instead of strongman conditioning). I've really enjoyed it and have made some nice gains in strength and size.
I'm weak, but since I'm sure someone will ask for some lift numbers..
BW: 185lbs, Height: 6'0"/6'1" (somewhere in there..)
Squat: 300lbsx5 (just started 2 weeks ago, recovering from a jujutsu knee injury)
I had never lifted conventionally before May.
Now, however, I've come to a point where I'm tired of having a bland midsection and want to drop some bodyfat to display some abs. I've actually lost bodyfat as I've gotten bigger, but I'd like to go on a cycle of focusing on fat loss.
An average day of eating might look like this (this is while I've been bulking):
10 AM: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive (chocolate), half glass milk, a banana, bowl (2 servingsï¿½??ish) of natural, plain yogurt with a handful of blueberries and some honey
12 PM: 2 chicken breasts w/ extra virgin olive oil, large spinach salad with carrots and tomatoes w/ olive oil and vinegar, a banana
2:30 ï¿½?? 3:00 PM (pre-workout): 1 cup frozen mixed berries, 3 scoops Grow! (likely switching this to Metabolic Drive soon), a little milk, water
(workout from about 3:30 to 4:15 or so)
5 PM: 2 scoops Metabolic Drive (chocolate), half glass milk
7 PM 2 frozen lean hamburger patty with olive oil, a banana, another piece of fruit OR 2-4 pieces whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter and some honey
10 PM 2 chicken breasts w/ olive oil, green beans, broccoli, fruit (strawberries, etc)
12 PM 2 scoops Metabolic Drive (chocolate), half glass milk, a banana, handful of blueberries
I've never calculated how many calories something like that is but I'd imagine I should. Just seems like a pain in the ass..
SO. with all that said. I know I need to get on fish oil stat, but I'm flirting with the idea of HOT-ROX EXTREME as well to help out.. I just want to get the abs showing, then will return to my regularly scheduled clean bulk (I love eating).
So, any help from wherever, I appreciate it. Also, thank you for making it through my first post. Just trying to cover all my bases.
Attached are some current pictures.
EDIT: Oh, and I forgot to say a couple things.
1) I know a lot of you may say "why would you think about cutting EAT EAT SQUAT MILK SLEEP EAT!!!". I understand that. Just for my own vanity and ego, I would like to have some abs showing and from there, clean bulk until I get to some size I like. I'm pretty okay at putting on weight.
2) I've been reading and re-reading CT's "Refined Physique Transformation" article and the related articles and have been taking ideas from there in changing up my diet and adding additional energy systems work.
3) Some may say "why are you eating so late!!!". This is my summer schedule that will probably shift forward 2 hours once school starts in 2 weeks.