My first post here and I'd appreciate some help and advice.
I've had some life issues to deal with which I'll share for a better understanding.
I'm a 37 year old male & I want to gain weight, muscle and strength. I'm looking to gain anything from 25lbs to 45lbs.
I'm 6'2 and have always been skinny. As I've aged I've added belly fat which isn't a good look.
My whole body looks a state but my main concern is my legs. I have very small thighs and my legs are lacking on my already skinny build.
The issues I've been dealing with have made me depressed but I'm motivated to change and do something about it.
I've had health issues for the past 2 years..I had 3 operations last year. I was worried it was bowel cancer or crohns.
Biopsy results were benign which was a massive relief. I had to have a seton stitch..This happened after an abscess burst internally.
Long story short I ended up with a stitch up the bum that folows the tract made by abscess and emerges on surface of skin where abscess was. It's not pleasant and has been very painful but I'm getting to a point where I can do more physically.
I tried to go to the gym 3 weeks after surgery and my immune system crashed..I was weak, ended up very sick and back in hospital but I'm feeling better now.
The other issue going on was the breakdown of my marriage /relationship..I'm now a full time single parent. I experienced emotions that many do...ups and downs etc.
The advice post break up is to throw yourself into getting fit...work hobbies etc
I wasn't able to do this asap due to surgery, pain and awaiting more surgery. I will require further surgery.
I've read some routines and I'm unsure what's best for me?
I've read about 3 day full body workouts..5x5 compound lifts...Mon wed fri
My concern is that my legs are then being worked at the same frequency as other body parts. I'm concerned that this wouldn't allow them time to catch up.
I'd thought of training 5 days a week..mon-Fri
Mon Wed Fri -Legs
Tue Chest shoulders
I'd also work my triceps twice in that routine and biceps once
I'm looking to make the gains asap.. I'm not looking for shortcuts and I understand it will take work but I'd like advice on what's the best approach going forward.
Apparently I'll make more gains at the start as a beginner?
I like the ideal of the 5 day work out as it gets me in the gym more often..gets me comfortable with the environment.
It allows 3 days of leg training which I'm hoping will add the needed inches & added mass to my thighs. It also limits me from going too often on my other muscles and would hopefully get me in proportion sooner.
I'm looking at 6 months before I see any results and I understand it won't happen over night
What's the best approach for a 37 year old skinny guy ( with skinnier legs)looking to gain mass asap
Any exercises, routines, nutritional advice would be greatly appreciated.
It would also be good to hear feedback from members who have gone through similar I.E seton stitch and how you managed with it and gym...also members that have gone through breakdown of marriage and turned to the gym
Sorry for the long post but thanks for reading