Just what the title says. I think i'm headed in the right direction and I see that I need to go in another direction. I feel like I'm going around in circles and not getting anywhere. I'm trying to get a solid routine together, but find problems in each. I can't decide whether or not to train to failure or near failure, since I don't have a spotter? Full-body workouts vs. push/pull? 3-day vs. 4-day splits? It may not seem complicated to you guys, but for me, its got me all confused.
Now if that wasn't bad enough, then comes the diet. I look at the calories of food I typically eat and it doesn't seem like i'm eating anywhere near as much as I should while trying to bulk and I can't even see how I can eat that much.
I have gotten back in the gym after a loooooooong layoff. I started a couple months ago. 4 weeks into the gym I gained 12lbs going from 5'11" @145 to 157lbs. Then I messed up my shoulder in the gym. I gave myself a 2 weeks for my shoulder to heal up. I went back into the gym but only to reaggrivate my shoulder again a week later. It's been about a week I haven't gone. Since I started working out again, I have been dedicated to this site reading up everything I can, about routines and diets. This is where I feel like I'm clueless as to what steps I need to take.
Since this last week that I've taken off from working out, I have realized that I have a lot more energy when I get home from work. This is why I'm thinking that I might be doing too much at the gym or even worse, NOT GETTING ENOUGH TO EAT.
Sorry about the long post, but I just want to give you guys a rundown of what is going through my head and want to see if you guys can help me out in any way. Thanks guys.