I am 25, 6'0, 197lb give or take. been lifting for 8 years. Didn't eat enough to make Any size gains for the first 4 or 5 yrs. (135lb to 145.) From 23 to 25 I've gone from 145 to 197 and I am currently at 14% bf.
My weekly routine is always changing. I mix it up between 5/3/1 to 4x10's, 6x5's and do a variety of different workouts to keep from "getting use to it"
I most always make it to the gym at least 4 times per week and hit each muscle group once per week.
But here's my question/dilemma;
With the new job I work, I travel for welding. Most days are at least 10 hr or more. Sometimes up to 16 or 18 if I work a 12 and then drive to the next job.
this greatly affects my performance in the gym.
a lot of times it is choosing between the extra hour and a half of sleep or making it to the gym. and I tried to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
even on weeks where I just work 10-hour days I still work 50 or 60 hours manual labor. and can tell when I'm in the gym that my body is tired.
Are there any recomendations for supplements that will make a difference with fatigue, or endurance?
I know I can do way more work in the gym if I have a week off work. I kill the weights and recoverway quicker.
the only current supplements I am taking are my pre workout, creatine mono, and I mix up a whey protein shake right after my workout.
I am not cutting or necessarily bulking at the moment, as I do not see any need to go any higher in bf% . Just making steady weight gain while keeping bf right around 14