I am 27yrs old, 6’0", 160lbs
I am not gonna post lifts or body fat because i have seen the fiasco that can turn into on here…haha Lets just say im about average strength for someone that doesnt lift often and bodyfat is below 10%.
I have read about some of the westside for skinny bastards programs and other beginner programs on this site. most seem to be 4 day split routines. My concern with lifting 4 days a week is whether or not this allows for proper recovery when i also surf 3 days a week. and play basketball for about 3 hours twice a week. I am not gonna give up surfing or playing ball in the name of lifting weights. Getting better at those is a big reason why i lift.
Would it be a good idea to go to 1 upper body and 1 lower body lifting day plus count surfing as upper body and basketball as lower body repitition lift days? Or do you guys think i should just tough it out and do the 4 days of lifting along with the other stuff? I get 6-8hrs of sleep a night and my typical diet is as follows:
6am wake up - a protein shake, fresh fruit smoothie (homemade) and 2 hard boiled egg whites.
8am at work - eat 2 packs of instant oatmeal.
11am at work - usually a 12" sub or meat, rice and tossed salad.
2pm at work - PBJ sandwich on whole wheat.
4pm get home from work - protein shake and a small snack like a roast beef sandwich or similar.
7pm dinner - varies, depends on what my girlfriend wants to eat usually.
10pm before bed - dinner leftovers then a bowl of ice cream.
My main goals are just to gain about 20lbs, run fast, and jump high. Sorry, i dont have any pics with legs and my camera is busted right now. I do deadlift and squat regularly though. thanks in advance.