Sup guys, I’ve been reading for a few weeks but just registered. I’ve been weight training for almost 2 years and always thought I was pretty serious about it, but after discovering this site I really re-evaluated how serious I was. I’ve read a lot of articles but haven’t really settled on a program yet, so for now I’m still doing what I have been doing which is this:
4 day schedule:
- Back/Biceps (abs)- standard stuff more or less, possibly too many biceps isolation exercises
- Chest/Triceps- I either do 1x10, 1x8, 1x6 for sets or 3x5 when I do flat bench, but after reading I want to give something like 10x3 a try
- Shoulders/Legs (abs)
- Start again from Day 1
I know it’s not the best, but I figured I’d post it in case there are any glaring mistakes that I don’t know about yet. One thing I have already implemented that I learned from reading this site is a proper nutrition program. I’ve only been eating off the program for a little over a week but I’m already loving it.
My goals are to gain 15 lbs of muscle and get my BF% down to about 8, or come as close as possible. I’m not sure what it is now but I’m going to get it checked (I’d estimate it to be around 11%). From what I know about nutrition, I’m a little confused about how to go about doing this. I know that to lose body fat you need to exercise and use more calories in a day than you take in, but also that to gain muscle you need to take in more calories than you use.
I could probably keep looking through articles and find a program, but I want to be sure I’m finding the best one for my goals.
Also, I’ve been using Mega Isolate protein powder from GNC because they told me to take that over Mega Whey because I’m lactose intolerant. Does anybody else have this issue? What did you do to deal with it?
Finally, I scoped that training log in this forum and I think doing something like that is a great way to stay motivated. I was thinking about doing something like this, would that be annoying to people?