Hello WBB, I'm new to this awesome site as a member, but have browsed for the last year or so. I have been weight training on and off for some time, high school sports, military, etc. but am now diving in head first to getting serious, big and lean. I have a lot of different questions in regards to the plethora of articles I have read throughout the web, and really hope all you enthusiasts are willing to take some time to set me straight, give me some advice, and welcome me to your family.
First off, I am 26 yrs old, currently weigh in at a whopping 236, with a BF% in the upper 20s, maybe even lower 30s. My goal, like everyone here, is to get big and ripped. Preference would be to make small children cry when I walk into the room. I have posted a few pics, which lead me to my first question. Since I already have a higher BF%, should I start with a bulk or trim down first to see where I'm at and then add on? Second question, can anyone recommend any simple techniques to tracking my diet? I've listed my workout and general diet below. Any advice is greatly appreciated, and please be blunt. I'm not in good shape, so no need to sugarcoat anything with me.
Str. Leg Deadlift; 4x6
Calf Raise; 3x8
Curls(various form); 3x8
Flat or incline bench; 4x6
Lat Pull-down; 4x6
T-bar row; 4x6
Shoulder press; 3x8
Lateral Raises; 3x8
Skull crushers; 3x8
Cardio is usually 30-40 mins of low intensity with steep incline on treadmill
morning/pre-workout; 3 egg white,1 whole egg omelette with broccoli
post-workout; 1 can tuna wrapped whole wheat wrap, 1 c veggie, 2 hard boiled eggs
mid-afternoon and evening: baked chicken breast, 1 c brown rice or plain baked potatoe, 1 c veggies, 1 c cottage cheese, and maybe a few hard boiled eggs.
I do cheat more than I'd like to on the diet, but ya got to start somewhere right!