hey i am 22 years old and work as a firefighter/paramedic. i am currently working out once every 3 days doing a 5x5 with bench press, squats, deadlifts, pulley push downs, and lat pulls. i use NOXplode and protein and am not very strict on eating habits i just eat. i am not the biggest guy on the dept and i get unmotivated pretty quick when i see other huge guys. so if anyone has any tips they can shoot out and/or adjustments to my workout that would be awesome. -thanks[/quote]
3 days/week doing a 5x5 TBW is fine. You even do all the big compounds.
Other than switching Lat Pulls for Pull/Chin Ups and adding some sort of overhead pressing, the program looks ok.
The ‘problem’ most people seem to have with weightlifting is the inability to understand the fact that you need to change your whole lifestyle (sounds more dramatic than it actually is). the 1 hour lifting does very little if you spend the other 23 hours in a counterproductive way
All your discipline in the weight room will have very little effect if you have no discipline in the kitchen.
Search for the basic stuff (7 habits etc), eat more smaller meals more frequently, drink more water, eat enough fruits/veggies and get enough good fats (fish etc)
NOXplode doesnt do anything, get some Flameout instead