Hey, I’ve been reading the website for quite a while and I’m just getting into lifting.
I’m 18, 5’10 and 163lbs at about 12% bf.
I decided I’d start out on the anti-bodybuilding hypertrophy program by Chad Waterbury
but I recognize that pretty much any program will do for a beginner.
My ‘stats’, unimpressive as they are:
Bench: 130 (or so, I’ve not really tested this yet)
I reckon my diet is fairly sorted. I’m at uni and its not always possible to eat a huge volume of food though.
Meal 1 - Porridge and protein shake
Meal 1.5 - “meal replacement shake” of some description.
Meal 2- Large meat-based (leftover mince mostly) sandwich with cheese etc in it.
Meal 3 - Meat (eg mince) and pasta, usually with spinach!
Meal 4 - More meat and pasta
Before bed - Another protein shake, taken with multivitamins, cod liver oil and an L-arginine tablet someone oddly decided to buy me for christmas, hehe.
Well that’s how it seems to be at the moment. Venturing into the squat rack at my home-town gym wasn’t a problem and I think I was the first person the instructors had ever seen doing a deadlift (oh yes, its a squat-rack-curl gym) but the gym at uni is used by real men so that’ll be interesting come january!
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, I just wanted to field my position at the moment and see if there’s anything I can learn.