So basically my situation is that i’ve been a skinny guy for most of my life and i definately want to get passed that. I’ve been working out for 11 months now. 8 months of that time has been strength training. I had 3-4 years of down time so yes i was clearly weak and starting out light. In the time of working out i’ve gained about 20 pounds, and increased my benching weight by 120 pounds. I’ve improved my cardio a lot, and even though my legs need a lot of work, they’re feelin a lot better now than they ever have.
My routine generally follows the rules of as heavy as possible, with as many reps as possible. Though i have been adopting a more proper form of reps vs sets lately. My schedule is very random, some times i will work out for 8 days straight and rest for 4 days, sometimes i’ll work out 3 days than rest for 1.
As for my diet i was previously eating for poorly, than cleaned it all up to fruits, vegetables, chicken, beef, ham. But now that i’ve gotten myself as compact and lean as i can i know i need to gain some size. Keep in mind i’m only 5’7 so going to 250 pounds is not probable for me, though i’m not against the possibility =). But right now i only weigh 135-140 pounds. so there’s plenty of room to work with.
I’m looking for a steady work out routine with a list of work outs i can do with a barbell, dumbbell, and a heavy bag (i don’t train at a gym, so my options are limited) as well as a weekly routing i could apply them to.
I’ve gotten passed all of the crap that has been physically holding me back all of these years and i have made enough beginner gains to look ahead a bit more for the real gains people speak of. So any help would be appreciated! Thank you.