Hey guys, I've never been an athlete by a long shot, but at 20 I feel the need to be fit. Partly because I have a year to get ready for a program in Adventure Tourism in Canada that requires you to be in good physical condition.
So this is how i look, I'm nearly 6 feet tall and somewhere between Ecto and Mesomorph i reckon. I weigh 176lbs (80kg). I look like I have a decent frame when I've got my shirt on, but my BF% is 23 or 24, I reckon.
The problem is I don't have much muscle mass on my body. My arms and legs are pretty much thinner than normal.
Further, for the last 5 or 6 years, I've never cared about my diet so naturally, I have a gut and some amount of chest flab. This is one reason I always have a shirt on even on a Sunday evening when I'm chilling with a couple of mates. I don't drink a lot of soda or any of that, but yes, I do eat a decent amount of junk at the moment.
I don't like being unfit one bit, because I don't look or feel that nice. I've never abused alcohol or drugs, although the odd beer every month or two is good for me.
I've smoked nearly 2 or 3 cigarettes a day for nearly a year now, sometimes a bit more than that.
What I need from you guys is a plan to start off with and whether I need any supplements at all. I know the basics of eating clean, and incorporating cardiovascular exercises and weight training into my program.
How much is the question. I'm posting a picture of myself that I've taken just today.
My expectations: I don't want to look really big or anything, just fit. Lean and muscular, like an athlete. For example, the way Cam Gigandet looks in the movie Never Back Down.
I know I have at least a couple of months to go before i can look decently figured; but a rough estimate would be nice. (Assuming I follow a diet and program mentioned by you)
I'm confused as to whether i should use Whey Standard Gold (and Serious Mass for a month or two)as supplements, seeing that I really need some muscle packed on and then hit the cardio hard... OR focus on cutting straight away with some HIIT/kickboxing classes/swimming. I don't want to look real thin.
So yes, I'm hoping for feedback and any advice that you'll can think of!