Hi All, I'm body type is between an EndoMorph and a Mesomorph. I'm also a lindy hopper and I dance 2 days a week for about 2 hours a day. I look skinny from afar but I have lots of blubber. My biggest body part are my thighs (being Jewish gives me wider hips and a large ass but only average size shoulders) thus the dream of having the regular guy's triangle body is out.
I have 2 very different goals one that I want to achieve more than the other though!
A.)My main goal is to gain mass. The problem with that is that I dance, and I'm not about to stop. So if there's a way that I can still gain mass while dancing 4 hours a week. Show me the way! I heard about the StrongLifts workout but he pushes to avoid cardio.
B.) If I can't gain the mass because of my dancing, I'm willing to take the road less traveled by mass builders and and get cut up instead. Anyone suggest a best workout for this goal? I have time to go to the gym 3 days a week. My gym does have a pool.
Sifting through the mess I just typed above, my main goal is to feel good about myself physically and be able to walk on the beach and get a tan, instead of hiding my body under a shirt and looking like I've been playing video games in a basement for 4 years! Has anyone been in my shoes with a similar body type and have had success with achieving ither the cut-up look or the muscle gain look? If so, what was/is your workout?
Also I know that diet plays a huge role and mine sucks! I like routines so if anyone could suggest a basic 5 day plan that they use, something I can buy regularly, that would help.
And finally the reason I'm spewing my insecurities out here is because I've dated a lot of average looking girls in my time and was ok with it (thinking that since i'm not that good looking, I should not get my hopes up), but I recently met a beautiful girl, who is funny and smart and and and.. point is she's perfect!!! How she has taken interest in me I have no clue, but I'm not about to let her go.. So if there's any reason for me to get back into shape it's HER!