Thats my first post here! =)
i've been reading T-Nation for quite a while now, but i'm not sure whether i'm applying the gained knowledge correctly, thats my reason for posting.
im 18 years old, around 175cm (~5'7), 68kgs (150lbs), bf ~9-13% (Just a guess in comparison to the pics posted in the physique and performance photos section).
I'm eating very cleanly, but not as much as I think I should be(ffb complex!?), and Im trying to follow the 7 eating guidelines as close as possible + resting a lot.
I do not use any supplements (T-Nation isnt shipping to germany. thanks guys ).
My athletic bg: Been doing Martial Arts for about 7 years, 2 years ago I started doing a lot of bodyweight excercises, 1 year ago lifting weights. Along the way there was a ~6 months lifting pause due to injury
i can do around ~25 straight pull ups / dips
(didnt try 1RM for any lift, so this is the average of what Im using in the 5 sets 5-7 rep range)
Bench: 70kg (155lbs)
Squat: 80kg (175lbs)
DL: 50kg (110lbs)
Gain around 10lbs lean muscle mass while loosing fat! (attention: former fatboy so I'd rather not do massive bulking & cutting cycles.. )+ increase athletic performance (strength, speed, agility etc.).
equipment (as I train in our basement):
Power Rack with Cable Things (sorry, I'm german, [you can use em to do: Bicep Curls, Tri Extensions, Seated Rows, got it? =D])
Bench + Bench with option to do leg extensions and leg curls
Swiss Ball =D
I thought about doing following, since I strongly believe that my own training plans are not giving me the optimal results:
Start doing CT's "Get Strong, Get Fast, Get Vertical" Routine the first 6 weeks, followed by his "Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds , 2k3" Program. After that "10 x 3 for Fat Loss" by Chad Waterbury in order to get into beach shape =D
(Note: I know that 150lbs should not speak about cutting, and cutting is not what Im trying to do with the Fat Loss Program... just trying to get rid of the "excess" body fat in order to feel more content with myself)
Along the way doing a lot of stretching, moderate amounts of sandbag work and agitily drills. How much can I do of it, so it does not take away from the results of the CT stuff?
What do you think of my current plans? Is this what I'm able to do to see good results? What should I do when Im finished with Waterbury's Fat Loss Program in order to pursue my goals on a longterm base?
I hope that my post is not noob-like!!
thanks in advance
T-Nation team: thank you for providing such a cool web place to be and so many good information!!!! glad I found out about you =D