Hi guys. I came here a while ago to ask for some help, and I got some great advice. I had to stop lifting for a while because of an overuse injury (doing OK now with the help of ART), but over the summer have been much more consistent with diet / gym.
When I came home from school, I was about 184 lbs. Now, I am about 167. This is too large a weight drop for me, though I am a bit stronger and more defined, though still not tight at all. I think I should bulk to put on some muscle, as I do not want to be any thinner, especially at 6’ tall and 20 years old.
My goal is to be a lean 190, though I know goals change with time. I will give you some figures so you can see where I am in terms of strength:
Squat: Just was able to do 225 X 6. In February I could only do 135 X 8, so this is a big improvement.
DB Bench Press: 55 lbs per hand. Not much, but again, an improvement.
Pull-ups: I have been using the assisted pull-up machine, and can do about 12 pullups on 40 pound assistance.
I hope this gives you an idea. I want to bulk up some, get stronger, look better, and eventually cut. I will log all my food and workouts if necessary. Using the Get Big Diet plan, I figured I could do:
Any advice on a workout to try. A lot of the ones here seem kind of advanced, as I cannot do unassisted chins or dips yet. Thanks for the help!