ok , ok i will slow down with my typing i apologize for that. Also what i am saying is not some miracle , 25lbs over 24-36months comes out to about 1 lb/month. I'm gonna take some pics of myself tonite and some of gf to put on the apposing female website.
And hope to get some new ideas and good advice for her and myself for the future, one thing i have learned forsure is their are a million different ways of training and supplementing , but in the end each of us have a very unique chemistry and mental make-up (not to mention different desires and goals).
I believe for what my goals are (slow consistant growth) while maintaining as lean as possible a physique while trying to put on weight. so in saying that , their is a dramatic difference between wanting to "get shredded" and "stay shredded + gain" so depending on what your goal is , will obviously determine your routine and diet. the truth is gear isnt really needed to do this if you havent yet "endulged" (lol)- it is more difficult to do dont get me wrong, but possible.
the key to changing your physique and its composition completly in my opinion is 75% the way in which you are training. All you get from mags and alike are basic routines anyone can just sit and write quick
Chest- incline bench 4 sets - warmup/15 reps/13reps/10reps/8reps (weight pyramiding)
and so on and so fourth, but to me that is just so basic and doesnt tell you a thing about the intensity needed and the supersetting that is needed to really chesil out detail. The numbers of reps and sets to me are rediculous in a way, seeing as sometimes i get to 100 leg lifts and am not burnt (not gonna stop!) doing 3 exercises and the only thing you do is a few more reps with a bit less rest inbetween sets.
what these mags and ppl are not telling you is they do so many more sets and reps than that when they are cutting, you need to be doing 5-8 sets of a particular muscle supersetted with pushups or situps or pullups in order to really get your metabolism kicking. you need to be not counting your reps you need to be lining up 2-3 diff exercises and go from one to the other alternating or stay on one for 5 sets then to the other and then start to alternate... but most importantly you do not really need to break, you want it to almost rival your cardio in way you are breathing heavy and sweating hard. i cant go on forever...
the gear part of it is also important and i do believe cycling the right things in the right amount can give you results at a slow pace , that is also healthy and great looking. i know its tough to admit but pretty much nobody in here (except for a few guys) are ever going to be massive and 2%bf - but i do believe everybody can be 3-5%bf and be whatever their body is when it is "shredded" - if anybody wants to talk in detail about things as i would need to write a novel just about the intensity and the mental mind-set to go into an actual crazy workout i.e- 30 sets a bodypart, 1000's of reps (thats what pros do) thats what they can not suggest in a mag because people will say its suggestive to kids and people to be unsafe.
i am sorry my typing is so shitty, i havent been in school in a # of years now , and am a carpenter lol , so not much practice on the keyboard