I’ve been working out and following T-Nation for the past 2.5 months and my strenght gains have been decent but my size gains are depressing. I took a week off last b./c of spring break and it seems like i’ve lost everything i put on in the last 2 months. Either T-Nation sucks, or the programs i’ve tried have sucks, or i don’t know what i’m doing. my diet is decent. i was doing massive eating, but its a shitty diet plan because in order to get 4000 calories a day eating fat and protein and carbs separely you need to eat more meals then one has time for in the day.
Right now i’m just gonna try to eat relatively healthy and eat as much as possible, but none of that healthy eating shit.
anyways, what program should i try? i was doing ABBH, and it was fun, but i’m 19 and i’ve got a lot of energy, and the programs basically tell you to do 4 exerceises and leave. i don’t leave the gym sore, and i don’t feel like i’m working. I was working out every other day, but i’m gonna start working out 6 days a week because i have the time and because the programs that tell you to workout 3 days a week are for people whose bodies are not growing and recovering as fast.
Anyways, i’m extremely frusterated, and i need a new program and some guidance.
If you read anything on this site (since you figure you almost can determine that it the advice here may “suck”) you would not have written much less be thinking half of what you are, it all sounds very, very naive.
About the age issues and thinking it will give you that much of a positive. I am 19 too, but it doesn’t make you immortal and it really doesn’t seem to have some sort of mythical effect. 19 or 44, if you lift 6 times a week for 2 hours at a time you will overtrain, and if don’t you probably ain’t going to be growing shit, especially if you don’t have those nice “supplements” and “Vitamin S”.
You need to not only read training programs but read all information regarding training, hypotrophy and how it all works, to fully understand how and what you should be doing. The rest of what you write sounds like this atypical whine-fest that many of these select few guys on here keep making posts complaining, either they are too tall, too short, and seem more wanting to bitch and give up rather than just do what they can do to the best of their ability.
About you saying that because you took a week off you lost all of the supposed gains you made over 2 months…bullshit, flat out bullshit. If anything you taking a week off from your Overtraining would help things, and if this is a slight change in weight we are talking about it’s nothing much, I doubt you lost an ounce of muscle, but the question is how much do you already have. I think you are one of those “pumpers”, you need to feel the pump to feel “HYOOOOGE” and if you don’t work out for 2 days you have some sort of psychological mindstorm where you think you just lost pounds of muscle…which is more than doubtful.
I say read a ton of stuff, because you seem unaware, naive, or just flat wrong in many of your assumptions, good luck mate.