hey how's it going,
i am looking for someone who can guide and direct me to some use full information of a training book or training program. im 19 years old and i have been bodybuilding for about 3 years and started getting board of the whole eat, sleep , workout , eat , sleep , workout ,
it kinda killed my social life and all i could think about was when is my next meal was and to rest all day for my workout. i did bulk to 240 18% body fat but felt very bloated, my joints hurt and i was spending tons of money on supplements i couldn't afford ( almost 300 a month )
after i started to realize there was a lot more to life then working out, so I set of to changed my whole mind set of training. I picked up shorinjiryu kenkukai karatedo , a form of karate that I love taking also lost 30 pounds from it as well.
after joining karate I realized I wanted to be in shape not just for muscle size and being big to show off to people , but strengthening my body for a life time so I can live a healthy long life , my new motto is "its better to have a body for life then to have a body for the moment"
see my problem is all i did was eat sleep and workout to grow and never really did it the right way. what i am looking for now is
muscle size ( nothing overboard, nice lean USABLE muscle )
and I don't know how to achieve all these results, the right way,
i was wondering if any of your material is guided toward my fitness goals looking mostly for a good book written by a strength coach with a theory i can use for life, i tried e-mailing alwyn cosgrove and even posted to him cause he cought my eye but he never got back to me, i started reading his new book the new rules of lifting, but in the beginning of the book it said that the book was mostly aimed beginners, i looked at ian kings book of muscle but seem pretty basic and more just for the average joe ( good info tho ) im kinda lost now and took a few weeks off from training to reeducate my mind on my new apporach to healthy training 4 life.
hopefully you all can be of help.