Well I have decided to get off my ass and get back into power lifting. I competed for 2 years in highschool @ 161 in the 165 pound class with 1rep maxxes of 255 in bench, 450 deadlift, and 425 squat. 1130 three lift total. I didnt compete my senior year because I got lazy and had senioritis… biggest regret of my life. I cant take that back but I can improve myself now. For the last 8 months I have done nothing but sit on my ass and eat whatever I wanted. My bench has dropped about 40 pounds and I dont even want to go into what my other lifts would be. I am weighing in at about 170lbs right now @ 5’10 with quite a bit more fat around my lower midsection.
Now before this I have never used any supplements or “juice” I figure at 18 my balls should be enough test for me to gain sufficiently. This time around I’m going to be using a high protein high fiber shake, 3-5 times daily. Along with Creatine. I would like some advice on other supplements if anyone can recommend something.
My goals: To eat healthy about 6 times a day, using protein shakes to help out missed meals when I cant find the time. I would like to gain a lean 15 pounds of mass in my upper body. I will be using my old powerlifting routine. which is Monday - Friday.
Mon- Chest and Tri’s superset w/ pushups and handstand push ups
Tuesday - Core - Abs abs and more abs letting my upper body recover
Weds - Back and Biceps
Thursday - 30 minutes of Jumprope
Friday - legs - i.e squats, leg curls
I am still looking at other workout routines on the net, but this always seemed to work for me in highschool. Any comments or critiques are welcome here definately.
Anyhow I will post before and after pictures with some in between. I should be able to gain a bit back fairly quickly just from muscle memory (I hope)
Thanks T-Nation, hopefully this will help me with the motivation I need to be dedicated once again!