-16 yrs. old
-133 lbs. 5"8
-9-13% bf (guessing, not a major concern)
-not sure about lifting stats put probably embarrassingly low.
Before I go on I’d like to say that up until recently I was in extremely bad shape and fat (to be very to the point). I somehow managed to get where I am by eating a bit healthier and getting moderate exercise. Only in the last month have I found T-Nation and read through the vast plethora of articles on here and similar sites. I think that is why I have my current problem.
I’m just now accepting that I’m eating way to little (1500-2000 kcal/day) and need to stop worrying about imperfections and start to gain strength and muscle mass. I’ve been focusing on losing this small belly I have hanging around rather than overall fitness and strength. Thats all about to change though…I know I’m not in great shape but I think I can stop worrying about being fat now.
In about 1 month my soccer season starts and thats when I’m planning on being ready to truly get bigger and in better shape (I’m going on two trips b/w now and then).
I’m planning on focusing on basics like having a good routine, eating enough, and resting enough before worrying about macronutrient breakdowns and stuff (if I ever do). I will, however, make sure I get carbs in the morning and after workouts. The only supplements I take are Surge and Metabolic Drive.
During sports since I’ll be very active (at least 2 hours sports+ 1 hour lifting) and know I’ll have to eat more (G-flux principles)…probably at least 3500 calories per day to gain. Have any of you had positive experiences without getting to strict about diets?
I know it wouldn’t hurt to record everything but that all seems like it’s just opening up a whole nother can of worms. I’d rather eat food from mother nature the way she provides it rather than monitor and plan the hell out of everything.
As long as I eat enough healthy foods in about the right percentage breakdown do you think I will reach my goals? I just want your opinions on the way I’m handling this… I’ll probably take this path no matter what and see what happens than tweak it as I see fit.
BTW, my goals are to gain a as much strength and muscle as I can without too much fat gain. I’m doing this about 65& for function and 35% for looks.