I am male, 21 yrs old, weigh 130lbs, 5’8".
2 months ago I began a new diet and started to workout in order to gain weight and reverse some of the effects of being a full-time college student (i.e. couch potato with books instead of t.v., oh, and no potato chips).
I now consume around 2300 calories/day, eating lean meats (beef and chicken), lots of fruits and vegetables, rice, wheat bread (with breakfast), and peanut butter. I drink no beverages but water/tea/coffee. For some reason early in life I developed a strong aversion to milk, eggs, and cheese.
I started a weight lifting routine (3 days/wk, 4 if i have time) for the first time in my life and have improved a lot. My squat is now 215x4, deadlift 135x4, and bench 115x4. I also do pull-ups, dips, lat pull-down, weighted crunches, and have started doing rows (after reading the good row article on here). I also do some isolated arm stuff when I’m done with everything else and getting tired. I basically do about 20 minutes cardio everyday too (which is not new).
I recently purchased some supplements from this site, mainly to consume more calories/protein when I can’t eat anymore food (bringing my daily total of protein up to around 80-100grams).
I’m taking one scoop of Grow! twice/day, and the last time I worked out I took 2 scoops of Surge afterwards. I also take a multi vitamin and 2400mg fish oil/day, and today ordered some greens powder to work into the mix.
what do you think about this plan in general?
what are the best times to take Grow! (i’ve been taking it in the morning with breakfast, and around 5PM with no food)?
is using 2 scoops of Surge good for someone my weight? (reccomended for <200 is 3)
hmm… that’s all i can think of now, i’m sure i’ll think of more late. i’ve been reading posts here for a while now - this is my first.