I’m sure everyone will tell you to eat more. But tell us, around how many calories are you eating per day?[/quote]
To all those who said it, yes, I know I need to eat more. Unfortunately, I am a college student and live in the dorms. I have a meal plan that provides for 19 meals per week (which is almost 3 per day, for those who can’t count). It is an advantage in that I can eat as much as I want in those three meals, but the choices and hours are limited.
Also, getting high quality protein meals the rest of the day (outside of my 3 main meals) is difficult, considering my limited budget and the fact that I don’t have a car to get to the grocery store with.
This also makes calorie counting difficult. I never really counted calories, but I did try and count protein for a while. After adding some whey shakes to my diet (which I now know I needed anyway) I think I usually get to at least the standard “gram of protein for every pound of body weight.” Although I could probably use more. Like I said though, it’s difficult at times. I’m getting better at it though.
Are you using weights that are heavy enough to stimulate your lagging parts? What’s your sets look like?
I think so. Usually my chest is more sore the next day than anything. I typically do about 5 sets…I change it up a little bit usally it looks something like: 12 reps, 10 reps, 8 reps, 6 reps, 12 reps. Or some variation of that, increasing the weight all the way down.
If you’re only doing barbell presses, I’d throw dumbbell presses in there too. It’ll work your arms a bit more than the bar does.[/quote]
I do every once in a while, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to switch it up a little bit more often. I’ll give it a try.
Plus, at 6’0", I wouldn’t stop to reevaluate until almost 200lb[/quote]
Honestly, and I know this might be blasphemous to some around here, but I don’t think I want to get that big. Of course, I don’t really know what I’d look like at 200, which is why I’ve kind of set 170-175 as my target for now and then I’ll see where I want to go from there. I have no interest in getting 20" guns or anything close, I just want to look muscular and not scrawny.