June 18, 2021 at 11:07 am #80130
I’ve just joined the app. I’m a big fan of everything on YouTube and came here for more. I have a long question that I’d like your take on. I’m 29, I have weight trained since I was 13 playing football. After high school I started powerlifting, and for the past two years I have switched to more bodybuilding style training. I’m 5’7” (natty), in high school i weighed 175. I was probably around 17% body fat. I am definitely not a hard gainer. In college I did what every college kid does and blew up to 200 pounds, and was probably over 20% body fat. During this time I felt amazing. My workouts were great and I was still athletic. At that size I could still keep up with high school kids doing agility training at the gym. I had a pretty poor diet back then. Fast forward to now. For the past 5 years I have tracked and weighed my foods eating lean meats, veggies, and whole grains. Basically following a traditional bodybuilding diet. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been cutting just because I’ve never really been lean before. I’ve dropped down to 155 and I’m eating 1200 cals a day, which sucks. I train 5 days a week (I don’t believe I train like a wimp) and have been doing cardio for 30 mins post workout, and I average around 8000 steps a day on top of that. With all of that being said I’ve been feeling discouraged looking back over 10 years of training and 5 years of having a good diet and I haven’t built more tissue than what I have. And also I feel like I should be able to eat more food than what I do with my training, cardio, and daily activity. A few weeks ago I went to a low t center close to where I live and am waiting to see what bloodwork results say. I would appreciate y’all’s take on my situation.June 18, 2021 at 1:46 pm #80216June 18, 2021 at 3:06 pm #80248
So what if I’m already out of the “guidance” phase? I’ve spent a lot of time reading and using places to learn and apply that to my training. I know what volumes of training each body part can tolerate and how long it takes for me to recover before I can attempt another training session. And I’ve known how to set up my diet to support my training and manipulate it to change my physique.
I guess in short, I feel like a already know a lot of the “smart” stuff when it comes to training and diet and have tried hard to implement them. And I feel like I have earned more than being 155 pounds lean ( and not even super lean at that) and only being able to eat 1200 cals a day.
Thank you for your previous reply.June 18, 2021 at 10:44 pm #80401June 18, 2021 at 11:46 pm #80412
Thank you very much for the clarification. I will dive into all the info and hopefully move forward with y’all’s help.
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