First a bit of background. I am 35. Training age is about 15 years, though only serious/with knowledge for the last 3. I am 6’2", 215lbs and hovering between 9-10% bf (as measure by electrical impedence and calipers, not ideal, but it’s the measurement that I had available). I am an FFB and have managed to (obviously) lean out quite a bit.
I finished CT’s Superhero program and I’m a week into Marion’s Stripped Down Hypertrophy. As an FFB I want to stay lean but I realize that I need a caloric surplus to make any hypertrophy program work. I thought I’d go for some outside opinions to see if I am very off on my nutrition/supps as I’ve really been focused on getting/staying lean the past few years.
Training: Marion’s Stripped Down HT Program 4-5x per week. 1-2x per week boxing training (essentially a cardio work out with limited strength training).
Surge (peri/post workout)
Nutrition: (Spread out over 6 meals plus peri/post WO nutrition)
1/2 cup of oatmeal (lifting days) with a few raisins and cinnamon
double serving of cottage cheese (non-lifting days) with few raisins and almonds
2 whole Omega-3 eggs
Double serving of Vanilla Metabolic Drive
Salad with a lot of greens (cukes, brocolli, celery, etc), chick peas, grilled chicken, walnuts, olive oil based dressing
Lean beef and mixed beans (kidney and black) over steamed brocolli. Half a whole wheat pita
Metabolic Drive Bar
Pre-workout (lifting days only)
double serving of cottage cheese with few raisins and almonds
(non-lifting days will have some cashews or other nuts)
Serving of Surge
PWO Meal/Dinner varies but is usually:
Meat (chicken, beef, turkey) Green veg (brussel sprouts) and a sweet potato or whole wheat slice of bread
1 large Orange
Handful of almonds
I drink water and green and black tea during the day
Does anything look really off? I’m I really short on calories for an HT program?
Thanks for any opinions.