ok people for today i am starting a log on my fall winter bulk . My goal is to gain around 10-15 lbs and when i go into a shred or cut in April to keep as much as possible. i figure around half of that is pretty good guess. i am not going to say i held onto 15 pounds of muscle because that is pure bull unless you are juicing and have a sh(t load of money to blow on your cycles which i don't .
i am a hard working family may with three kids into all kinds of activities and that eat like three people on a mass diet! most of you know where i am coming from because you are in the same boat.
when i get supplements from Andro factory i will add them to this log but for now i am only using a pwo and a joint support along as my main source of any supplementation.
i am currently dealing with shoulder and bicep tendon issues which has stalled me in being able to train as the way i want to , but i am on the 5/3/1 wendler training method as of now using the bodybuilder assistance work added in. this allows me to keep the weight at a moderate level and gain strength through the weeks.
as of today i weigh 177 in the mornings. which is right on target with what i should . 5'8" and freshly 52 years of age.
i train 4-5 days a week 45 minute sessions HIT. minimal rest periods because i keep it high and i don't have time to screw around in the gym . that is for people who don't have a life outside it. i have **** to do. i follow the Dorian Yates way of training in high intensity and get out.
i do very little if no cardio but i may add some on off days preferably walking just to build up stamina for more intense training. this time of year allows me time off (i hunt during the fall around 30 days) so training on these days will probably go to 1 hour and harder.
i am not going to being attaching calories to this log unless i feel it necessary . i don't believe you want to see or hear about what i eat . it will be clean as clean can be but it will be affordable. i expect to put on fat and lose what little detail i have achieved during the summer, but that goes without saying. that is what a bulk is all about. i will work up something of a caloric intake scale of percentages of pro/carb/fat daily just to keep myself in check. i am able to get some carb loaded meal replacement shakes at work to add cals during the day and i am able to consume quite a bit being the executive chef at a college i usually run brown rice, pasta, chicken, beef and fish proteins daily so i have a good amount of clean cals to get during work hours. at home is a different story with money tight and kids to feed i don't have the luxury of knocking down 5 lbs of chicken breast or sirloin or orange roughy daily. i hopefully will be able to eat venison (if i am agood hunter this year) throughout the bulk in the form of steaks and burger.
well that is it for now in a nutshell this is more for me than anyone else but everyone is welcome to join in and follow along. if may not be exciting but i have set the bar for myself and i will not fail at this one. it may sound vain but we all want to turn heads when we walk by. as the Grand Master C.T. Fletcher says," we gonna be some sidewalk cracken' mut$%^&*(ers when we come down the street!