Some help from you strong people
So a little bit about me. Last December I was 5'8, 210 lbs and never worked out in my life. I got into Xfit and dieting and ended up at ~160 by July. I started working on strength shortly after but then got annihilated by a drunk driver one night and didn't work out for a bit. With all the meds I was on and starting medical school I dropped down to about 150 lb (not a good look).
I screwed around in the gym for awhile with different ideas but dedicated to a SS-type program about 3 months ago. Now I was certainly NDTFP. My starting stats were:
Squat- 145 shitty form
DL- 190 shitty form
Since I still had a belly and was a moron, I was following the SS paradigm on 2000 calories a day (without adequate protein) thinking I would magically get stronger and lean out at the same time. I was adding 5 lbs/lift/workout for about 10 weeks. Ended up at
5'8 (wish you could work out height!)
Squat- 180, (reset once, fixed my form)
DL- 270, (Reset once, fixed my form)
That last workout was so unbelievably heavy, I said fuck it... went to taco bell and did unholy things. For the last week and a half I have been eating about 2500-3000 calories a day + 1/2 GOMAD (so about 3700-4000 a day) with around ~200g of protein. I feel way better and shot up to 175. I know you guys advocate eat eat eat so I wanted to check if you think this is enough?
Current stats (all PRs)
Sorry for the long post.
PS- I spent $60 on meat today.... felt awesome.
PPS- I had to read the "clarification" article like three times, but I think it finally sunk in.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that because i cant do PCs at my gym, I'm doing the PP variant with the chins. Currently I'm doing sets of ~6 with 10lbs added.
Last edited by tiders; 01-25-2011 at 01:04 PM.
You added 20lbs to your squat in 1.5 weeks after previously maxing out after a reset... yeah, you've got your shit straight. Just don't get fat by eating stupid things. How old are you?
Good to hear. I'm a 22 year old dude.
You are in the absolute target demographic for this. Eat a lot of good food, get a lot of sleep, lift as detailed in SS, and watch your numbers go way up. I wish I knew how to squat when I was 22.