Hey all. Iï¿½??ve been reading T-Nation for awhile and picked up a lot of useful advice and training tips. Once I began going to the gym and applying the advice, I found lifting could be fun.
Back in college I would go to the gym, but never actually enjoyed it. I blame that on the standard gym patron mentality. Bench, Curls, Leg Extension, and abs workout, so basically I had no idea what the hell I was doing! It was a chore and one that didnï¿½??t hold my interest for any period of time. A month or so on, then two months off, then a month on, and so forthï¿½?ï¿½
Since getting Squats, Dips, and Dead Lifts (my new favorite exercise) in the mix, I get excited and look forward to time in the gym. Too bad I didnï¿½??t discover this years ago. Right now Iï¿½??m 25 yrs old, 6ï¿½??0ï¿½??, 180 lbs, and probably 14% BF.
My goal is to increase strength and size (ideally 200lbs and 10% BF), however strength is the more important of the two. Iï¿½??m currently deployed to Iraq and have limited access to equipment beyond free weights and cables. Food is also an issue, as in quality compared to quantity. You eat what is madeï¿½?ï¿½or you just donï¿½??t eat. I get lots of deep fried food and carbs.
As far as supplements, I take REZ-V, Flameout, creatine, and Surge. Since getting enough protein is an issue I also drink at least one serving of the Low-Carb Metabolic Drive a day (usually right before bed).
I have one more week on the OVT method and would like to get some advice on what I should try next. Perhaps the Waterbury Method or Total Body Training ( http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=04-073-training )?
Though to be honestï¿½?ï¿½I would like to have some nice beach muscles for my time home on R&R three months from now.