I turned 42 a few months ago and decided that my life was not what I wanted from it.
I was feeling depressed, low libido, foggy brained. I went to the doctor and luckily he was on top of his program.
He did a blood work up on me and found that my test levels were low. After reading some of the other posts, I now realize that having a doctor think that way out of the box is rare.
Anyway, I've been doing self injections 100mg test-e each week. And initially it was great and I was on top of the world.
I joined a gym and started working out. I dropped from 277 to 260 right now. Yes I was fat slob. My clothes are getting looser and I'm really liking where my body is going.
I know I have a lot of pounds to drop, but I want to replace that with lean muscle.
Considering my age is there anything I could be doing that would help me build muscle faster?
I'm already doing protein shakes after my workout and have stopped all of the junk food, except for 1 cheat meal I give myself each week. And honestly at this point I think I'm ready to stop that.
My workout looks like this:
M/F - Upper Body (Bench/Back/Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps)
W - Lower Body (Squats/Hamstring/Calves/Abs)
T/Th/S - Cardio (45min on Elliptical)
The following week I change up the Upper and Lower Body work outs so that Lower is on M/F and Upper is on W.
I do 5 sets of each exercise. 12rep/10rep/8rep/6rep/12rep. Increasing weight on the way down and back to the original weight for the last rep. I was told that this would fatigue the muscle and help me build up to heavier lifts.
As an example, my paltry benchpress goes like this: 90/100/110/120/90. The guy who told me it fatigued the muscles was right. After that I can't do anything else, but I also can't seem to add any weight to this. Week after week, this is all I can seem to muster.
As my handle says, I want to grow. And yes I'm impatient. I was expecting the test to help out in that area, but it just seems that I'm not able add any muscle, just drop fat.
If it matters, I've been married for 20 years now and have a 19yr old and a 16yr old. No desire to have additional kids. In fact the wife and I are dying for them to move out to college so we have more time to do stuff together.
I know this post is all over the place, and I apologize for that. I just wanted to give you guys as much detail as possible. And I'm sure I left something important out anyway.