A little about me:
I am 21 years old, currently a senior in college. I have been lifting weights for years, yet have not grown very much in those years. My lifts have definitely improved, but not my physique.
I am 6’2, 184 lbs.
One big thing that sets me back is that I want to stay lean while I continue to build muscle. I don’t like the idea of having a high bf% if it is possible to build up while staying lean.
I have a strong lower body, but my upper body is very weak. I suck at pull ups, bench, and military press. So, basically everything.
I want a physique and body that resembles the superhero type. I don’t view this as irrational, but I would love to hear opinions on this! I want the great filled out physique that is seen by the likes of Chris Evans, Hemsworth, and Henry Cavill.
I am fairly athletic, and can play at a good level at multiple sports. I’m a former swimmer, but really enjoy basketball, football, etc. I would love to have a high vertical (enough to dunk), and be able to sprint.
Things I have learned from experience:
- It is insanely hard for me to grow my arms. I do all types of exercises, but feel effects on very few (biceps curls, triceps pushdown) but anything such as preacher curls, and my arms do not respond.
-Bench doesn’t do anything for my chest. Dumbbells have given me some growth.
-Military press is horrible, and my shoulders hurt. I have rounded shoulders, and I know that is the issue.
Other things to know about me:
I am highly motivated. I know my physique does not look like I have put in years of lifting in the gym, but I really do push myself hard in there. I love exercising, and you can’t really scare me out of attempting anything that I at least mildly think I can do.
I love to workout first thing in the morning with some BCAAs. Working out on an empty stomach feels amazing to me. If a lot of you tell me this is detrimental, then I am open to switching the time.
I soak up knowledge a lot. I love to learn, so anything you note here, I will put in to practice.
Would love a training program that will get me to that superhero like goal, along with diet help (low budget! I’m a college student, but do have whey protein, BCAAs, and fish oil.)
I would love to hear some opinions on what I should do. I have always been nervous of showing my physique on these message boards, but I know it is what it takes. I also think I worry about it a lot, but I just like the idea of the superhero physique a lot, along with performing well.
Thank you everyone!