Thanks everyone for the quick response. I’d like to clarify some of my words in the original post.
Let’s start from the beggining. By “I tried everything” I meant that I went to a nutritionist, who adjusted my diet and had me eating a hole lotta food (clean), plus supplementation with gainers, creatine, BCAA?s, protein shakes, which I’ve been doing (on and off and alternating these) for over 5 years; ever since my 17th birthday I have been coming and going from gym to gym without nailing the right coach to help me with my gains or my routine for that matter, so I admit not being peristent with my lifting.
Last year I decided to try CF because it was recomended to me by several people in the BJJ enviroment, so I decided to give it a try. The thing is, as you probably know, the famous WOD in the CF place I found never included bench pressing and the time that they would dedicate to powerlifting exercises was reduced; plus, they wouldn’t put together a different routine for you (which I now understand it?s not how CF works); once the 1 hour training is over, next class was up and you are out, my friend. No after class lifting, no nothing, just go home.
On the steroids subject, I kinda rushed into that, although I’ve not even purchased anything yet. I’m just really frustrated that I’ve never gotten to put the mass I’m looking for. I admit that the thought of using came out of frustration, but I honestly feel like up to this point I had a mix of bad luck and lack of persistance on my side. I think I?m not getting the results I?m looking for mainly because I?ve never gotten the appropriate instruction on how to do it, which is entirely my responsibility. That is why I?m now looking for good quality information, but the ammount I found online is overwhelming.
Mainly, the question I had was if I could add mass with CF training, or if it was better to just go straight to regular gym lifting. Just so you know, where I?m from most of the old school gyms have douchebags for instructors who would rather help chicks with their squats than taking the time to put a routine together for you; not sure if I just had bad luck or they?re all the same, because I tried at least 4 different gyms around here and they were all the same. Most of them just have a routine template, which they fill with your name and they hand it over to you, that?s it.
Anyway, I just wanted to get that clarified. As I?m new to the forum, I couldn?t find a way to do multiple quoting, but I think I covered pretty much everything.
Thank you all very much for your comments.