First just want to say I really appreciate this site. I've learned so many new things in the past 5-6 months that I've browsed here. T-Nation posters are always brutally honest, and that's what I want to implement in my training.
I need opinions, being only in 8th grade I don’t have any serious training partners, only the occasional other football player who will go and lift with me.
I have worked with a “Personal Trainer” last summer, and to some great success. I gained 25 pounds of muscle, which is normally expected through changing to a clean diet, as well as those “Newbie Gains.” He was a good guy, and trained athletes at the University of Iowa, and now trains in Texas.
He got me started on a split body routine, which I preferred to a full-body workout, so that Is kind of where I’d like to stay.
I’m lifting to improve my athletic performance primarily, but must admit I also do it for aesthetic purposes as well. I mean hell, who doesn’t?
My main sports are as of now Basketball and Football.
Weight: 155lbs (as of now)
Shoe Size: 12
Body Fat %: Not sure, assuming somewhere around 10%
Bench Press (1RM): 175lbs.
Shrug (1RM): around 275lbs.
Squat (1RM): To Be Determined
Deadlift (1RM): To Be Determined
Will post more lift stats later.
Any other supplements I should consider?
Given that it is almost summer, I want to try to gain at least 10lbs or so more of muscle, but I’m trying to keep as lean as possible, though I know that always isn’t possible.
I will post my workouts and diets regularly. Stay tuned
Opinions? Critique? I’m open to anything.