Ive been aiming for every 3-4, but been using shakes and meal relacement bars, I can't believe I was concerned about gaining fat! I've gotten leaner and leaner and really vascular. I have veins running from the bottom of my abs to my armpits, and my arms are sick, my uncovered by tattoos arm is crazy, The arm covered in ink would be alot more impressive if it were bare, but I've never had so much vascularity.
What's crazy is I just joined a gym yesterday, I've been training at home, all bodyweight pretty much, other than weighted pullups..
I joined a gym so I could deadlift and squat, the gains I have made have been from ring training, static holds like handstands, gymnastic style strength training. More guys should look into it, no one really took me serious, but guys are starting to now. I can't really post pics, my tattoos would make keeping incognito impossible, but seriously it's worth a look.
I have experience in training for alot of athletic endeavors, I've been a powerlifter, strongman, I've been real big, but this style of training has really been an eye opener for trying new things and not being stuck on tradition. With adding basic weight stuff, deads, squats, powercleans, presses, I will really get big. I always struggled with biceps, tried everything and what's worked best for me has been no direct arm work- at all. I
know I sound full of shit, YouTube Hannibal for king, check out the bartendaz.. I've never been so strong pound for pound than right now. I'm so excited to try my first real cycle, and I will wait til march, but I plan on putting on posing trunks in the next 1-2 years and will be training at least 50% gymnastic style from the rings in my bedroom. Mass comes from diet, strength comes from resistance.