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Routine and Gainer Question...


#1

Been lifting for about 8 months now. I've seen some good gains, but I want more. Recently picked up Pro Optimum gainer. How often should I take this? I have been told to take it in between meals and before bed. And than I was told just to take it post workout. Currently 6'0 188.7 lbs 12 % body fat...I want to get up to 200 + solid. I don't really care about being cut, right now I'm just goin for mass

Routine Question:
Mon- Chest (3 workouts) & Tris (2)
Tues- legs (5)
Wed- Shoulders (5) and abs (2)
Thurs- back (3-4) bis (2)
Fri- Chest (3) Tris (2).

What do you guys think about this routine? (I only want people who know what there talking about to answer)...Should I start working out on weekends too? My chest is mi weakest point, and mi arms are definitely the strongest.


#2

You need to tell us your current food plan if you want us to help.

Number of total calories, number of meals, etc


#3

Well it depends on the day...I shud probably start sticking to an everyday kind of thing. I may have 2 pieces of protein wheat bread with all natural peanut butter, 2 raw eggs, glass of milk. And than for lunch I have a tuna fish sandwhich on the same kind of bread mixed with mustard and a can of chunky soup (varies). And than for dinner it could be anything. I just kind of answered mi own question. I'm thinkin I should just consume more protein? I have started to buy mi own groceries but I find that I run out of things really fast...What should I start keepin in the house?


#4

weight gainers can be really useful for getting over a hump. i used one when I hit a wall going from 195-200. the difference between what I did and what you are doing is, i was already eating a crap load of food. you are barely eating anything. eat more and you wont need to take a gainer.

as for stuff you should keep in the house:
-olive oil
-oats
-potatoes
-pasta
-milk
-eggs
-natty peanut butter


#5

Ok cool man....how about meal frequency? What do you think about mi workout routine?


#6

meal frequency? i can tell you are the kinda guy that gets bogged down with less important details. eat when you are hungry. if, after 3-4 hours, you arent hungry just eat something anyways. it doesnt have to be a huge meal but just something with decent macros. do this until you are used to eating every 2-3 hours. once you get in the habit, you'll be hungry at those times regardless of what you ate the 3 hours before.

as for your routine, how can i comment? you havent even told me what exercises you are using.


#7

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learn it


#8

I understand the whole "first things first" deal, but you are going to need to gain quite a bit more than 12lbs to look like you lift weights outside of wearing a small tee.

Also, don't obsess over the small details at this point. You have a long way to go before you need to. Focus on the big picture, big details. K.I.S.S.


#9

Looks like you eat three small meals a day?

EAT MORE!

Im a girl on a diet and I eat way more protein than you do.


#10

.......if only more lifters would do this!