Well I have read quite a few things here recently and just needed to get some advice and confirm a few things so I do not botch this workout thing up.
I have recently started working out (about 2 weeks now) and I am tying to gain muscle size! My stats are as follows (I am 36 years old and no longer the 6.6% body fat I was in college but still a thin guy!)
18.6% body fat how did that happen
waist 32" (not sucking it in)
well skinny huh,, except for the waist and the raised bady fat from the last 4 years of grad school stress and inactivity!!)
I just started keeping a log and noticed I have been taking in a bit under 3000 calories and about 180 grams of protien over the last week. I know that I am supposed to raise my caloric intake to higher than that to increase mass but I am pretty worried since I am not some 20 yr old with 8% bodyfat. I woul dhate for mine to go up any higher or for my waist to look wider than my chest (not too far from each other since I am a T shaped individual) Should I really crank up the calories to 4000 or so? I take 2 or 3 protein shakes (Muscle Milk)/day, should I start using at least one or two wieght gainers instead with protein?? My gut is a bothersome site on me since I am a skinny guy other than that....pretty soon I might look like a malnurised poster child with the belly! Would just like my chest, shoulders and arms to increase in size....even if just a couple inches while the waist went down maybe two. Is that possible without the huge calories taken infor mass? Any adivce would be helpful!! Please!
Also I have just started taking Cell Mass, low doses of Nitrix, and Axis HT (testosterone booster) to see if these would also help. I do work hard in the gym (no workout buddy so I am on my own) but do NOT do any cardio (fear of losing any gains).
Thanks again guys and I really do take what you all say seriously!!