Absolutely man…get your form in check before embarking on a heavy compound lifting program.
This can be hard for beginning lifters because it often involves a huge ego check.
However, the gains you’ll get will be worth it.
An embarassing example…when I was about 17 or 18 I used to “squat” 315 pounds. That number isn’t coincidental. I liked having those three clanging plates on my back because it made me look bad-ass. Nevermind that my range of motion was, like, 8 inches.
Finally I started realizing that I wasn’t improving at all. I stripped the weight down to 135 pounds and focused on going through the entire range of motion. When you’re a tall guy like me (6’4"), going below parallel on squats is not always an easy feat. From that point, I would progressively add weight, maintaining my perfect form. The muscle packed itself on.
Sorry, a bit long-winded here. Get your form in check, first and foremost. Once you can perform an HONEST deadlift, squat, row and bench, you can start adding weight.[/quote]
hey man thanks for all the help. ALthough I already done this mindset of heavy lifting and heavy eating, my problems were lack of intensity, frequency, and weekly weight progression.
As far as diet goes, I believe I eat way too many carbs and undertrain too much, hence fat gain. Yes i clean bulk even though I dont look like it. Is it a good idea to stay on the Anabolic Diet? I’m really liking it and actually saw more results/ energy in the past months than the high carb, high protein diet i’ve been on for over a year.
Whoever else that gave critism and/or advice, I seriously do apperciate it. I deal with OCD and use the gym as stress relieve and would do the same things over and over like a zombie lol. Not until i posted this and saw the results of others did i realize i needed to seriously step it up or just stop working out. I hope that in 6months I can post much better pics. Thanks again!