I'm in desperate need of some guidance. Being relatively new to lifting, I'm extremely lost.
I'm guessing this guidance will cost me some ridiculing or trolling, but I don't care. The chance of one person helping me out would be worth it. I couldn't be less happy with the results I'm seeing in terms of fitness. I almost just wanna give up and subside on green tea, fruits, veggies, and one cut of meat a day... But I feel like I have potential, I'm just not doing it right.
I'm 21, 5'8", 145 lbs, 10% body fat. I have gained ~ 10 lbs of muscle in the past, but lost it all in course of 1 week. I'm guessing my metabolism is very high. I am willing to eat a whole cow a day I have to.
I am confused because everyone/ thing tells me something different. "Warm up."
"No, just warm up sets or ramped sets."
"Stretching is dumb, foam roll."
"1g protein/ lb lbm"
"2g/ lbm, and don't count vegetable protein"
"Don't count macros"
"Veggies are catabolic."
"Too much meat is horrible for you"
"Athletes need 9 servings of veggies per day."
"3-5 rep range."
"4-8 rep range."
"6-9 rep range."
"8-12 rep range."
"You don't need that many carbs unless it's around your session."
"To bulk you need 400 go carbs you twat."
"Insulin spike is all bs"
"You won't get insulin resistant even if you load up on it eat meal"
"Train 5 times a week"
"Train 3 times a week"
"Don't train at all u fcking fagget"
And the list goes on....
All I know is, when i competitively irish danced (yes, I truly am a faggot) from age 4-16, practicing 1x a week for 2-3 hours, my legs were more swole than any of my classmates. Didn't work out otherwise and didn't track my diet. Arms were twigs, though.
These days, when i do the high carb high calorie bulking diet, i break out, feel sluggish and unmotivated, and barely see any results. Probably because I give up and concentrate on other things.
If it's any help, I'm currently trying my best to shovel down 2700 calories and fit some veggies in with it, but its mostly carbs, about 140 G protein, and 70 of fat. I'm doing the first workout on the thread "do this dumb routine not that dumb one" on tnation. I think I can keep up with the diet, but I also think the routine is horribly wrong for me.
If you could help me I would be so grateful!!! I just want to have purpose in the gym, eat to recover and have energy, and look good. I don't understand how everyone else finds a way since all the info is all so conflicting.
If I could, I'd just practice irish dancing, and workout the upper body a few times a day, eat instinctively, and make any sort of gains, I would, but I know that it will take a lot more discipline than that. I just need someone to point my in the right direction so I can take a meal plan and training schedule and run with it. I will do anything. I'll buy a whole cow, a juicer, some straps, your sponsor's brand's products... I would basically do whatever.
Sorry this was long winded. I just feel so dumb. Hope someone can help me.