'Do you have any specific goals beyond building the legs, glutes, and low back? Building muscle, gaining strength, looking like bodybuilder... anything more concrete?'
Yes Chris, I definitely want to build muscle and gain strength. I want to gain as much strength as possible and grow muscle with it. I wouldn't say I was going for the body builder look, I want to gain strength and muscle and become as solid as possible. I'd say I am probably going for more of the combat athlete style look maybe.
'This is a terrible idea. At the very least, it's going to leave you having to "catch up" your upper body strength/development once you do start training it. At the worst, it'll encourage postural imbalances (from minimal training for the upper back), and that will slow down your total body strength and health.'
The catching up idea I do not mind, I tried the weights last year only for 10 weeks and my upper body made quite good gains and at this point I wasn't as committed, or as well informed by looking through the internet and in particular this forum.
The lower body is where I struggle with gains and this is why I want to address these areas 1st, I don't want to go down the route of others I have seen building there upper body 1st and leaving there lower bodies to 'catch up'. I would like to get my base stronger and more built 1st.
Also, for reference, what's your current height, weight, and general fat level (not a percentage, just a word or two description).'
height abit over 5ft 9, weight about 58kg, fat level, skinny-muscle if that makes any sense. A couple of years ago I did a body fat test I am sure it was the bioelectrical impedance test, and the results were that I had 5% body fat. I wouldn't say it has changed that much since then. Age 20 if that helps any.
Another question, would training the lower body work well with a pull up program? Would this maybe reduce the risk of postural imbalances in the upper back and keep the upper body as a whole strong? Thank you.