I think I understand now.
Regulars to the forum will have probably notice my name coming up everyday,
asking noobie questions, and normally getting even more confused about the questions I asked than I was in the first place.
I've realized though that all these questions, aren't really leading me anywhere, and that I'm often obsessing about minute details instead of seeing the bigger picture.
I decided to look through all my past posts, and have come to the conclusion that I need to get things into perspective.
From reading over all the advice you've given me over these past few months, and recently doing allot of my own research, I think I've finally got it.
This is my plan, I'd be very grateful if you could critique it.
Some of you might have seen my very first post.
I introduced my self, and stated my very vague goals, hoping you could give me some answers.
Those goals remain the same, although as I said, I have things in persective now I think.
I've posted some pictures as attachments, of the guy I want to look like.
Its Taylor Lautner. Hes an actor, that went from a skinny state, to quite considerably bigger, in one year.
One of the pictures shows him in a skinnier state before he put on all the muscle, side by side with an after picture.
The before picture, is how I look now, minus the sixpack.
I have definition like he has, but as far as mass goes, barley anything.
Its a good picture really, because His body on that before picture, is almost identical to mine. (Apart from the sixpack)
As far as aesthetics, thats where I want to be. He did this in a year, which is pretty inspiring to me.
I wan't to be strong too. I see no point in looking strong but not being able to perform.
Its not all about looks.
I'll either follow a straight bulk or do carb cycling like OffRoad said, haven't decided yet.
I'll write out my diet, and hopefully, if OffRoad happens to read this he can tell me how to alter it for his method.
This would be a workout day. On the rest day, its just the pre and post workout that aren't on there.
. One and a half cups of oats.
.6 eggs (4 whites, 2 whole eggs)
.Bowl of fruit
.3 table spoons of peanut butter on 2 slices of whole wheat bread.
. Piece of Fruit
. 1 up of broccoli
.2 cups of rice
.2 pieces of fish
.12 ounces of sweet potato
.2 pieces of fish
.2 cups of vegetables (raw, so it keeps more good stuff in)
.Half a cup of oats.
.Whey Protein shake
This is 3000 calories a day.
I'm not really afraid of getting fat while bulking anymore either.
Taylor Latner looked great aster his bulk and he didn't cut.
The fat he did gain didn't make him look any worse, it filled him out more and made him look better in my opinion.
I'm doing Jason DB's 3x a week full body 5x5
Just a pretty simple 5x5, you know the drill.
Most of you will have seen it anyway.
I learned allot from all of you, and you've thought me to stop over thinking everything and just get on with it.
Tell me what you think of this plan :)
Pictures in attachment below.
Good luck, I think it's fun to discuss. That is why we're here after all, sharing common interests with people from around the world. But at the end of it some progress is nice too.
amen, when people say don't worry about getting fat what they mean is you wont have abs or a cut definition look doesn't mean get really fat you realize that, stick with your 5x5 and you will build the muscle and the strength you are looking for, get a log started it will help you allot, good luck man in reaching your goals.
I remember you telling me about the logs. I'll set one up asap.
Do your thing man but in all realness he used s from what i heard
Really? Didn't know that. Are you sure?
He definitely has used it - he's quite candid about it, in fact! - and now lives in a country where (I believe) it's legal, and is getting into competitive powerlifting. So... chances are... well, you know. ;)
No idea if that's got anything to do with his program. FRom memory, it's Stronglifts 5x5 with some other lifts added @ 3x8 (?), basically.
Which sounds brutal but okay, if that appeals, and if you have recovery and nutrition all sorted.
edit: Oh, did you mean that other guy... haha. Oh well.
it's good that you have a goal in mind. try not to overthink "training variables" or get anxiety attacks over a calorie surplus. it sounds like you're completely new to lifting. learn correct form, respect the exercises, don't injure yourself through overtraining, and be consistent. no excuses, especially in the beginning.
oh yeah, never compare yourself to actors or famous/wealthy people, at least not in a serious, earnest way. these people can afford personal, professional trainers who can basically plan out every aspect of their lives in order to ensure gains. and, yeah, the question of steroids will always be out there for some of these people. remember the Christian Bale before/after pics?
yeah, sorry to say but that won't be you after 1 year or probably even way longer than 1 year. us peasants have to rely on patience and dedication. don't compare yourself to these people.
Yeah perfect advice
I was under the impression he didn't use them.
Wouldn't he be allot bigger after a year of taking steroids though?
I call bs on the fact that he gained 30 pounds however.
watched a hodge twins video and they reckon he gained about 10.
I've seen teens after a year of weightlifting and they look similar to him.
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