Hello everybody, my name is Rick, and ive decided that im going to start posting my journals online now. Ive been lifting for a lil over a year, and have a made a lot of gains since then. Right now i weigh 167 pounds, and am around 12% bodyfat or so. My goal is to be over 180 with 8% bodyfat, and to achieve my goals in each lifting exercise. Ive read a lot about nutrition and bbing from this site and others, and im pretty knowledgeable, so im no newbie per se.
I eat really healthy, and i am eating about 3800 cals a day right now. I started my bulk at 3000 cals in late August weighing 157, and have increased my cals about 10 per day. Im gonna keep bulking until sometime around the end of April, and then ill begin a 4 month cut until August. Then ill probably bulk again depending on how i look and what my lifts are. If all goes well i should be about 190 in April, and then ill probably drop 15 pounds to 175 in August at 8% bf and then repeat.
I have over 200g of protein everyday, over 100g of fat, and the rest carbs. I eat Oats, natty pb, milk, ww bread, yogurt, nuts, seeds, tons of fruit, veggies mainly and get about 7.5-10 hrs of sleep depending on if i have to get up early or not.
I workout at home all the time, as i have a bench that includes a squat rack(IDK what id do without that), a pulldown machine i dont use much, and can do leg exts and ham curls on it. I have an olympic 45LB barbell with over 300lbs of weight and adjustable normal dbs that go up to around 60 or so i figure. So i do most of my work with freeweights. I try to lift every other day, but it usually works out to around 3 times a week(Im doing an upper/lower body split now).
I also have a bike and a treadmill that i do most of my cardio on. I run and bike most of the time. And i used to swim in the summer, but i wasnt getting much of a workout compared to the bike and running so i cut that out; plus its getting cold. I do cardio on average 2-3 times a week.
Ok, i think thats about the basics, if you want to know more just ask. My pics are in the attachments, yea im pretty skinny, but not for long!!!!! I just want to make sure im seeing good gains, and slowly bulk at about .5-1LB per week, so i dont get too fat. And look good for the girls too. Id enjoy some constructive critisism and comments. Thanks.