Meh.... I figured why not. I've been on and off in the last year or so and ever since my snowboarding injury where I separated my AC (Acromio-clavicular ligament) I haven't been able to press as well, but its been over 2 months now and have been going to the gym steadily about 3 times a week in the last 3 weeks.
I was wondering if anybody could give me some pointers on where I need work on (I have one pic included from a while ago but I will post a more recent one later).
Weight: 178 lbs
Body Fat % : between 11-13% using tape and electric-impedence (Although I highly doubt it, that tire around my stomach doesn't really indicate that I am that low). The picture was taken a while back so I think in the picture I am about 15-16% BF.
I can't really give an accurate measure of my resistance training stats... so I'll need your guys help here if you don't mind.
My goal is to gain 5-10 lbs of lean muscle mass hopefully by the end of this year, I don't know if that sounds like a lot or unreasonable. It seems I have a hard time packing on lean muscle without the added extra fat, and whenever I cut I seem to lose muscle (since on the cutting I tend to also lose the protein intake).
My diet consists of whole wheat bread, soy milk and cheerios, assorted meats (from burgers or chicken strips and burritos and what not), whey protein powder (about maybe 50-100 grams protein a day), almonds, avocados.
I just started on creatine monohydrate but if anything I look fatter now and I gained like 3 lbs total (mix of fats and water maybe?)... I did also gain about 1/2 an inch to an inch in bicep circumference in the last 3 weeks.
Anyways, I'll keep posting on my progress. I will also be sure to post a more recent recent pic if my webcam turns on.