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Thread: 5x5 Routine to Bulk Skinny-Fat 20 yr old

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    Wannabebig New Member
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    5x5 Routine to Bulk & Cut

    I started working out in March 09', "skinny-fat". I work out consistently and I eat 5 healthy meals a day. I've gotten considerably stronger (nothing like beginner's gains!) and cut some fat. I'm 5'9", started at 145 lbs I'm up to 155 lbs.

    I added some photos below so you can see where I started, and how far I've come so far. The first pic is from March.

    However, my goals are to increase my big 3 by 50 pounds each and find my six pack. The goals may sound contradictory but I hope being a beginner will still let my body adapt in both ways. Plus my strength is still pathetic.

    My 2 questions on diet & exercise:
    1) Anything missing from my workout routine(see below)? Or some of your favorite exercises I should add in?
    2) I have been eating pretty much the same food everyday (see below)- I know the body loves changing workout routines - do I need to change my food frequently as well?

    I'm starting a four day split, with the focus on 5x5 for compound exercises.
    Here is my split (warm ups excluded):

    • Bench - 135 x 5
    • Incline Bench Flys and Cable Pulls superset

    • Standing Free Weight Military Press
    • Standing Barbell Military Press

    • Squat 155 x 5
    • Deadlift 185 x 5

    Triceps & Abs
    • Non-Stop Dips, Pushups, & Jack-Knife Sit-Ups Circuit
      1x Dips, 2x Pushups & 3x Jack-Knife in a pyramid from 1 dip to 6 dips (fun circuit if you've never tried it)
    • Superset Tricep Extensions & Cable

    Back & Biceps
    • Bent Back Rows 135 x 5
    • Pull Ups
    • Bicep Curls

    Sample Daily Diet:
    Oatmeal with 25g protein powder & whole wheat toast with peanut butter

    4 egg whites, banana & nuts

    2 servings whole wheat pasta with fruit

    Tuna fish + whole wheat toast with peanut butter

    .5 lb fish with whole wheat rice & corn

    **Post-Workout - Protein shake and fruit

    Your experienced comments are appreciated, thank you in advance.

    I will keep you posted on 5x5 progress.
    Last edited by masciutto; 07-03-2009 at 05:11 PM.

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