Hi, I'm new to this site. Just stumbled upon it last night after I got back from a mission and wondered if I could get some help from some guys that have been doing this for a while. I'm paratrooper from the 501st deployed in Iraq right now.
I have been working out consistently since february and have made some good gains. My back, shoulders and legs are improving great. I'm finding it hard though to get a larger chest and arms. I know eating right is probably one of the biggest things I need do right.
Which can be a problem sometimes because I spend anywhere form 8 to 10 days at a patrol base. Where all we have to eat are MRE's. They are filled with everything you can imagine. I try to make sure I watch what I eat from them and usually end up opening a couple of different ones to make sure I'm getting what I need and also watch my calorie by fat intake. I also bring out tuna packets, protein bars, and take a multi vitamin.
My workout at the patrol base is pretty good we have been able to build up a good free weight gym over the last 11 months there. I workout on a five day routine.
Day 1 chest and abs
Day 2 legs and calves
Day 3 shoulders and traps
Day 4 back and abs
Day 5 biceps, triceps and forearms
Day 6 cardio (long distance runs or rowing)
Day 7 cardio (speed intervals)
My cardio days get tossed around till I get back to the FOB
due to lack of being able to do cardio at the patrol base.
I'm taking a few supplements as well. NaNo vapor for a pre-work out and Muscle milk for my protein. I've not really taken a creatine supplement yet because of the excessive temps 130 degrees and and at times. With the gym being outside and no relief from the heat as well as conducting missions a couple of times a day. I don't want to fall out as a heat casuality.
But I'm thinking of starting to take one because of the gains I'm seeing some of my fellow soldiers making and the only difference is the lack of my creatine.
Do you think I should adjust my routine or is this just how it goes sometimes that mabey I'm making larger gains in certain areas because I end up using those muscle groups after I workout on a daily basis????