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I Wanna Get $wollen. Frustration is Real


#1


I've been at this weightlifting thing for sometime now.In highschool I was 6' tall and 155 lbs...My freshmen year of college I started a program called scrawny to breawny. It kind of worked... I was 180lbs... however, alot of the weight I gained was fat. After my initial weight gain I got a job as a traveling wildland firefighter(hotshot)....long story short: I was constantly on the road, always hiking,long hours, alot of cardio. needless to say I lost alot of the fat. That was about 2 years ago, Im currently about 170 lbs. Ive tried the 5x5 program(not very successful,felt like I was getting nowhere), I've built a few of my own programs(unsuccessful)

I've even tried German volume training recently and it was definitely not for me(Didnt get a pump, forearms and wrists too weak for all those sets, felt like I was just burning too many calories) I wanna start a program that finally swells me up without the 10lbs of body fat.I'd like to find a program that's really challenging and gives me that ass kicking pump feeling.I'd like to noticeably put on 10-15 lbs in the next 6 months.... Any suggestions?

few more details:I'm willing to work hard, I plan on adding more calories, my testosterone was 800 last time I checked, I dont do any cardio, I sit at a desk for work.current sups: whey golden standard, creatine 5mg a day, bccas, fish oil, zinc, multi. I'm also balling on a budget here....cant afford steak and organic fruits n veggies.

The photo attached is a before and now....160lbs-170lbs...I dont look bad, but I'd like to get suuuwwwwoooolen!
Thanks!


#2

First off, did you get the lab work done?

If not, come back when it’s done.

And friendly tip, it’s not the program, it’s you. Scrawny to Brawny is a program that would do everything you just mentioned.

Cheers.


#3

Get a training partner older than you who knows what he’s doing. Stick at it for another year with him and you’ll see some real results.


#4

So you’re looking to gain a small amount of size (3-5 pounds of LBM) without gaining more fat than you have at this point (and even possibly losing some), over the next 2-3 months - snap some selfies for facebook/posterity and move on with your other goals in life?

Or are you looking to add 20-25 pounds of LBM over the next 2-3 years without adding an excessive amount of fat - which will entail some serious strength gains ergo serious commitment to the cause?


#5

How do you have money for whey , creatine, bcaas, fish oil, zinc, and a multi, but no money to buy real food?