Goal is to get some more size and work on appearance of muscularity as a natty.
I am torn of what to do. I want to look muscular but not be as soft as I am. Wondering if I should lean out a bit for 8-10 weeks with lowering carbs to 50% , go more aggressive with Get Shredded Diet for 10 weeks then resume with a more moderate version of what I am eating now.
I am not sure if I even need as much food as I am eating to make the gains that are possible without gear.
Back and traps lagging - have cervical issues that are making upper body work difficult, especially pulls.
Thinking I need to be leaner and specialize on parts to gain size as opposed to bringing everything up. Trying to gain quality muscle and not be a slob.
Weight: 180 lbs
Average Approx Intake: 3000 kcal Training Days - 265 protein / 330 carb / 70 fat
2700 kcal Off Days - 240 protein / 230 carb / 90 fat
Food choices are clean - no junk.
Pre: I don’t go to gym on empty stomach,
Intra; Creatine, BCAAS, 25 grams of carb
Post: Meal or Shake of varying size
Workouts: I run the below schedule in a 2 on 1 off fashion.
Day 1 Pulling
Day 2 Pushing Chest
Day 3 Legs Hamstring Focus
Day 4 Pulling
Day 5 Pushing Shoulder
Day 6 Legs Quad Focus
Conditioning 3-5 minutes, maybe 10 of moderate to high intensity stuff to not be total slob.