Hey guys what’s going! New to the forums and am excited to be a part of the community. Bit of background, I am 24 years old, 147 lbs currently at 5’6". I have been seriously training since maybe 18 and have done a vast array of programming from the beginner strength routines to what would be considered pure hypertrophy.
I recently wrapped up a roughly 28 week cut and have spent the last 3-4 weeks in what feels like a limbo. I was working with a coach so diet and training was all outlined for me and I just did the work. Due to finances, I can no longer afford the coach and to be honest I feel a bit lost. The goal of training was aesthetics/bodybuilding as I have been running mountaindog programs for roughly the last three years.
My question therein lies as where do i go from here? My goal, mainly, is to continue to pursue my physique but as a natural I am kinda bored of the pure bodybuilding training and honestly enjoy training for strength just from a measuring progress perspective, however, i get caught up in the whole specificity thing that if your goal is x train for x.
To put a bow on the initial question, I guess I am looking for what to do from a nutrition and training (program) perspective given that I kinda want the both of best worlds now of strength and aesthetics, solely so I can stop spinning my wheels and giving myself the dreaded paralysis by analysis. Current lifts are a 175-185 bench (not too sure tbh as i’ve really only been doing incline bench 145x6), 255x8 squat and a 365 sumo pull.
Thank you all, and if this is jumbled happy to have some back and forth in the thread and iron it out!