Hello everyone, my first post here although I have spent a good 2 weeks reading and learning from everyone. I also spent so much time reading trying to not ask to many stupid questions although I may end up asking a few.
I see that members really appreciate when posters give alot of information so I will run down some of the basics. I am 6'2 and 27. I have been working out 5 days a week since the first of the year. When I started I was 246 and now 236. My stats, although far from impressive, are as follows.
BP - from 95 to 245
DL - from 155 to 355
Squat - from 135 to 325
I have been taking the following supplements.
Mega Mens multivitimin
Organic Flax Oil
As you can see I have made some good improvements to my one rep maximum. I know its not much but a good start and I am really enjoying myself.
I dont want all of you to think I am working out just because of this, but it was a major starter of my life change. Between myself and 9 other individuals at my job, we all contributed $50 to have a little friendly contest to see who could get in the best shape by the first day of summer, June 21st. Whom ever losses the greatest percentage of body fat will get the $500 dollars.
Up to this point I have not lost alot of BF simply because I have been trying to build muscle. I havent done a lot of cardio because a lot of the prior post I have read suggest not to while bulking. My BF has gone from 38% to 29%. I think it is time to try to start cutting.
Alot of posts I have read suggest that creatine makes one hold water weigt, some say not. Which is correct?
My typical diet. Is this good or bad?
7am - Kaishi cereal
1 hole banana
9am - Whey protein
12pm - Baked Chicken Breast
1/2 brown rice or wheat pasta w/ marinade
- brocoli or peas
3pm - Whey protein and/or Detour Protein Bar
330-530 - Work out
545 - Whey protein
Creatine (Is it ok to mix?)
7pm - Baked chicken or steak or Fish
Baked Potatoe (Light butter)
9-10pm - Whey protein
Can someone please advise me on the diet. Is it ok? Can someone point me in the right direction for a cutting exercise program? Should I stop taking the creatine. What supplements should I take, and please keep them OTC for I wouldn't even know where to get steriods at this time (Internet ordering would be fine though). Any other advise would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance for your time and experience. HAHA, and yes its to late to join the contest...