Anyways, looking for some help to get me started.
Age - 18
Weight - 180
Height - 6’1
I’m looking to build some strength, bulk up, and lose some fat. Right now I’m pretty skinny for my frame but it seems like everything on me is fat. I am athletic but my body is not. I’m aiming for a mix of strength and size; I’m a competitive golfer so I don’t want size to impede my swing.
I’ve looked everywhere, I know of all the start-up routines, I just don’t know what the hell to do. I’ve looked into Rippetoe, 5x5 stronglifts, Ross Enamait bodyweight and DB workouts, split routines, etc. From what I’ve gathered, it would be beneficial to start with Rippetoe or 5x5. Only problem I have is that the gym at my school is very limited and all my exercises are restricted to DB’s - for the next month until I graduate.
I’ve tried a few days of Rippetoe and 5x5 and I just don’t feel like I’m getting a good workout with the dumbbells. I’m lifting “heavy” (I’m exerting myself fully) but I feel pretty lame after the workout and the rest of the day.
Any thoughts on a starting routine? Should I go with the split routine?
Regarding the more important part: diet.
I know how to eat clean, I’ve been logging, I’ve been eating my bodyweight in protein, healthy fats, etc. It’s not perfect but I think it is sufficient for my goals.
I simply don’t know how much to eat. I can eat 2000 calories, I can eat 4000 clean calories, I just don’t know what will be beneficial. I do hope to bulk but I want to cut out this fat after so I don’t know what would be a better option.
Input is appreciated, thanks.