1) Current calorie intake and protein intake. If you don't know, don't answer.
I won't answer this because I have never really monitored my calorie intake to truly give an accurate description.
2) Do you have any current injuries going into this? We are unable to diagnose or treat, so basically anything that'll prevent you performing certain exercises..
Nope, no injuries. Stopped playing sports to prevent that from happening and focus on in gym training, lol.
3) The program will for the most part be performed using basic barbell and dumb-bell exercises - is your exercise selection limited i.e. poorly equipped home gym etc?
I am a member of a 24 hr fitness so they have most of the equipment other similar gyms have.
4) How many days training can you commit to? And what days are they?
I can commit to 3.5 days a week of lifting. Some weeks 3, others 4. The days vary based on my work schedule but I haven't gone below 3 days in one week since September.
If you do feel comfortable posting your pics, do that too as it will just make things easier for the mentors, but it's not essential.
Once you've done this, your mentor will jump in and get into the details of helping you get square on your training and diet.
PS. Some background from my app.
Weight: 163 lbs @ 5'9"
Training Experience: Have weight trained for about 4 years. Consistently for about the first 3, then 7 months on and off, and finally the last 4 months consistently again. 6 years ago I weighed 126 pounds at a body fat even higher than today, I then went to college and gained about 30 pounds of lard in 2 years. Then I realized it was time to lose weight and ran until I was again 125 pounds. Then I knew I needed to gain weight the right way, through hard work and good nutrition I made it to 147 pounds at a low body fat in approximately 2 years. I always struggled with gaining lean mass but have been able to do it with reasonable success due to dedication and researching effective methods. With a lot of work I made my way into the 160's. My program usually consists of a 3 or 4 day split body part weight training routine and 2 or 3 day interval training for cardio, except when seriously trying to bulk.
Short Term training goals: Immediate short term goal is to gain about 12-15 lbs in a bulk, after that I would then like to cut down to a lower body fat but at a weight at least 7 pounds heavier than my current stats. Also I would like to increase my strength, especially in my bench press and dead lift.
Personal bests: In recent form my bests are approximately 185 for 5 reps on bench, 225 for 5 reps on dead lift, and 245 for 5 reps on squats.
PPS. Since then I am glad to note that I have gained another 6 pounds and now weigh 169 pounds. My goal end weight is as far up as I can reasonably go.
I tried to add some pictures but it said the file size was too large when they're all smaller than .5 mb.