Hi guys, first post here, go easy on me. ;o)
Just after a bit of guidance really!
I'm a skinny guy (ectomorph is it?) & I attempted weights a year ago but to avail as I wasn't getting any gains at all, more toned than anything, despite eating relatively healthy in the process.
After a holiday away I've decided to give it another bash seeing as my motivation has reappeared from nowhere - I've looked at countless number of bulking up websites & forums & have a pretty good idea how many calories I need, food etc. which will help me gain. I looked back to a year ago & to my surprise when actually thinking about what I ate I was only eating around 2,000 calories - nowhere near enough I know.
I suppose what I need some advice on is an adequate eating plan that works around my job & hobbys. I work 5days a week, 7:30-4:30 & play Football on Saturdays. How would I go about getting a constant flow of calories? I understand I need to be hitting around 5,000 a day to notice improvements.
I have a physical job & have calculated that I burn in & around 2,000 calories per day (this won't include my weight training sessions which is around 500-750?) so I need to eat A LOT.
I'm 24 5"11 145lbs. Not the biggest. Would 170lbs be an achievable & realistic goal to aim for? I need to spend a few days to plan everything including meals, when to train etc aswell as somewhere to store all my info about what I've eaten? Like a calorie counter?
Many thanks in advance.