I personally think the world could do without so many noisy mouth-breathers, and I’ve been known to be wrong before but I don’t think I’ve seen a No-Noser on any stages either. Sorry. [/quote]
You’re one of those elitists aren’t you? You guys and your precious noses and your non-yellow faces.
Just being honest here, but you are still a beginner. Enjoy the things that are awesome about being a beginner: linear, steady progress, noticeable changes within shorter time frames, etc. There’s a lot of stuff that’s great about being new to weightlifting.
Regarding bodybuilding or physique competitions, particularly being competitive in one, you are honestly years and years away (and programs and programs away, in terms of your training protocols, as doing full body 3x/week is generally what people start off with and then later specialize).
So don’t worry about this stuff just yet–enjoy the things that there are to enjoy with where you’re at. [/quote]
I appreciate the advice. I am very much enjoying my linear gains for now. It’s nice to be able to increase weight by either 5 or 10 pounds every other session (depending on the exercise) fairly easily. I know it won’t last forever, but I’ll milk it for as long as I can.
Its possible, depends on your level of commitment and amount of money your’e willing to spend…
Train balls out 6 days a week, eat 100% clean and take the ‘American Sniper’ stack and you could be well on your way in 9 months [/quote]
That’s an incredible transformation! Thanks for sharing that thread. I’ll continue to train hard, and if nothing else I know I’ll look much better in a year’s time. Also, that stack you mentioned is astoundingly expensive. :o This is off-topic, but are supps really that necessary? I only take creatine and a pre-workout (which I dislike and won’t buy again). I don’t even take protein because I get more than enough from my normal meals.
The actual bodyfat percent is pointless in your case since that is not the issue here lol. You dont really have any muscle, you’re a near complete beginner. A year back we had a bunch of guys who’d been training a few months and egged on by the peanut gallery decided to hop on stage “for the experience” and luckily that trend has slowed down.
If BB is your goal you need to lift for a few years first. On the other hand if you go on a hardcore cutting diet you’ll be happy with the result, provided you dont do anything stupid - and provided you keep gaining strength (given your level of muscularity) throughout the cut. Thats not going to be anywhere near a bodybuilding physique, mind you, but you’ll look good enough for selfies in good lighting on facebook and will likely be a better solution for you.
Where you go from here is up to you. [/quote]
I appreciate your reply! Nope, I don’t have any muscle at all. My current plan is continue my clean bulk until next year and then cut down to a reasonable level of bodyfat and start over. A classical BB type physique is my aim. I don’t want to be a mass monster or anything. Of course, I want to be bigger, but aesthetics trumps all. I’ll probably continue running my full-body routine until I hit some specific numbers (1.5x bodyweight squats for reps, 2x bodyweight deadlift, 1.5x bodyweight bench for reps) and then switch over to a 4 or 5 day split.
I’ll pass on the hardcore cut for now and focus on my bulk. I don’t even have Facebook so all those selfies wouldn’t serve me much purpose.