Hey everyone! I will be running this log for as long as I feel like or until something comes up. Idk exactly how often I will update but I will keep it pretty darn recent.
Starting Vital Stats- I do not think i have ever truly told much about myself but I will disclose some info here. I have been training in some way or form since starting football in 6th grade(granted when i was younger it was just running, push-ups, and sit-ups). Around the summer leading to my HS Freshman year I began training with a former bodybuilder from my church. He is one of my biggest role models in my life as both a spiritual influence as well as the first person to teach me truly how to achieve greatness in the gym and in my diet. I used to hate him for all the gross foods he used to slowly teach me to like(as a teen i hated veggies and oats). I trained for athletic performance for the first 4 years of my official weight training, with growing intensity and passion each year. I faced several hardships in my journey so far(serious shoulder issues among other problems) but have stuck to it and gone from a small 125lbs freshman to my current weight nowadays. I take great pride in all that i set out to do and eating clean and training with correct habits are huge to me.
Weight: Currently 172lbs
Current Training:-Currently I am employing a typical high volume, once a week lifting split. This is a change up from my normal two times a week split. It normally looks like this
Monday:Arms, Calves, Abs
Wednesday:Chest, Shoulders, Calves
Saturday:Quads, Calves, Abs
Sunday:Off or cardio if i feel the need
-I also will employ some other cardio throughout the week if needed and depending on different factors. I just added Shoulder work back in this week after a two month lay off due to how i felt they had been over worked(they have shrunk slightly but its not big deal it should come back quick). More training info to come if you want details and/or as i go along.
-I recently bumped up my dosage to 4 caps a day on workout days and 3 on off(about 3 weeks ago i started this). I jumped weight pretty quick to 175, but it has slowly gone down(some pretty good recomp). While doing this I am currently at 3000 cals a day with roughly 225-250 grams protein, 300-320 grams carbs, and around 70-80 grams fat. I will stay at 3000 cals for a couple weeks to take advantage of the recomp going on right now and then add calories when i begin more of a bulk in March. I usually eat 5 meals a day and it is pretty close to the same each day, usually close to something like this:
Meal 1(Pre workout): 1 Turkey burger, 1 cup oats, small handful raisins, and 1 cup milk with half a scoop of
Meal 2(Post workout): 1.5 scoops Ultra Peptide, 1 cup milk, Bowl of oats, cereal(cheerios or honey bunches of oats), and raisins(~650-700 cals)
Meal 3: Either turkey burger, chicken, or pork(depends on what they have at dining hall), Rice, Potatoes, Sweet Potato, or whole wheat bread, apple,pineapple, or banana, and spinach, brocolli, and other vegetables(~600 cals)
Meal 4: Same as above(just a different variation)(~600 cals)
Meal 5: Usually cottage cheese, almonds or peanut butter(~400-450 cals), and no i'm not someone who thinks i have to have this right before bed or i lose all my muscle!! i usually eat this 1.5-2 hours before bed and i love cottage cheese lol
Would like to add that i stay around 3000 cals on off days, just slightly less carbs and more fat to fill in the missing cals.
Supplementation-For sure I will be running and til the end of the month, then in march ill cycle off GG for a couple weeks and add just to my AP.
-Check my thread(Help a brother out!(Stack suggestions)) to help me decide what else to add.
-Will run most of these for March-April and will add in around the end of April to kickstart my cut.
-AP is dosed before meals 1,2,3, and 4.
-I take 8 grams of a day.
-Take poseidon(usually 2-3 scoops a day unless im sick then ill add more)
*EDIT* P-slin added in on post 29...
Goals-Recomp for next couple of weeks before going on a final 6-8 week bulk before my cut.
-Want to add a solid 5 lbs before i cut again(I would like to keep it really lean and not just gain weight for the sake of it)
-Gain good strength and improve performance.
Longterm Goal-Add 10 lbs of dry muscle a year while slowly lowering my body's body fat set point.