I’m gonna start by saying that I’m probably in waters that are a bit too deep for me, since I don’t have experience with your particular eating disorder… so please take what I’m going to say with a grain of salt. The things I’m going to say don’t really take this aspect into account.
First a question though: Is 165 lbs your estimated lbm, or is it your current bodyweight? I’m hoping it’s your bodyweight. I’m going on that assumption.
You have not gained a lot of muscle for a beginner. I know you said you’ve been training for 6 years, but your ‘before’ physique doesn’t really reflect this. I think ‘strength training’ is not an appropriate term to describe what you’ve done in the past, because you clearly aren’t, and weren’t, strong, by any standard (even accounting for bodyweight.)
I strongly believe that if you really had a good grasp on training and diet, even a reasonably decent one, you could have made more progress without even needing steroids.
I think you should hold off on further use, and participate in some of the other forums on this site, specifically ones that pertain to your goals. Don’t visit the beginners section though. It’s a bunch of beginners just giving each other advice, and the advice is generally garbage. The Bigger Stronger Leaner section is probably where you want to be. Post some information on your current training and diet, as well as some concrete goals, and I bet you’ll get a good response. If you post some of this info, I’ll certainly be willing to help as best I can.[/quote]
I weight 200 lb. Body fat between 18.20 so guessed lbs about 165?
I just realized I had a typo. I did NOT hope your bodyweight was 165. 200 is much better, lol.
And congrats on the crossfit accomplishments. What are your big lifts like? And was that accomplishment pre or post steroids?
that was a very differnt time. just pulled out my old logbook.back then I was 170lb at about 11%. deadlift 210 bk squat 115 press 85
Thing is I had a child then slipped a disk in my back.I then quite heavylifts & FOCUSED on surfing while keeping with calesthenics.