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    Default Pepsivanilla's Muscle Building Journey

    Well, I can't tell you how tired I am of being the skinny guy. I'm not ashamed of my body, but I don't have much to be proud of. Lazily eating whatever I wanted, I was the person who stared at the cupboard or inside the fridge looking for something quick to munch on. Fast food was my religion. As a natural athlete, I let myself go the last 5 years, and if it weren't for my awesome metabolism, I would be overweight by now. Time for a change.

    Long Term Goals:

    I'm looking to sculpt an aesthetic physique. I'm in it for the looks and the confidence. Being mesomorphic (natural V-shape) I have no pitfalls in mind that can stop me. For every hour I've trained over the last month, I've put in 3 researching and designing a nutrition plan that is easy to put together daily, and requires little effort to prepare in trying to make it as fail-proof as possible. So without further ado, here's the approach I'm taking to kick this all off:

    Short Term Goals:

    All main compound lifts with 45's

    Novice 5x5 Workout:

    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/wor...novice-workout
    This seems to be a good workout with my experience devoid mind. Any critiques are welcome before I begin this on Wednesday. I do have 1 free personal training session with my gym membership, and I plan on using the session to get guidance on proper form.

    Diet:
    I'm 20yo, 6', 166 lbs, at around 14% BF. I've calculated my BMR to ~1800 calories. Working 8 hour's daily, 5 days a week on my feet, including the 3 workouts prescribed in the program my maintenance calories should be ~2800. Currently I'm eating 3200 calories with 391g carbs, 168g protein, 110g fat.

    Meal 1 (shake):
    1c 2% milk
    1/2 Organic Banana
    1/4c Yogurt
    1tbsp. Peanut Butter
    30ml Heavy Whipping Cream
    22g Whey Protein
    1/2c Oatmeal

    Meal 2 (shake):
    *same as above*

    Meal 3:
    8 oz. Spaghetti
    4 oz. Extra lean ground beef
    1/2c Prego sauce
    1 tsp. Olive oil

    Meal 4:
    195g Brown Rice
    1 tsp. Olive Oil
    1 tsp. Sweet & Sour sauce
    1 can Tuna
    1 tsp. Mustard

    Meal 5:
    2 Peanut Butter Sandwiches

    Post workout shake:
    2c 2% Milk
    1 scoop Whey


    Supplements:

    Whey Protein
    Multivitamin
    Fish Oil

    Well that's the game plan, let me know what y'all think! Also, I really can't eat eggs regularly as they disgust me, so keep that in mind, and I replaced breakfast with the homemade weight gainer shakes as I can't stomach food in the morning either. I'll update in response to comments, or Wednesday when I start. Thanks for reading!

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    Looks like you have a good plan laid out. 5x5 is always a good way to start.
    Good luck with your goals.
    NO EXCUSES JUST RESULTS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by castille View Post
    Looks like you have a good plan laid out. 5x5 is always a good way to start.
    Good luck with your goals.
    Thank you Castille. I'm excited to start on the 5x5 tonight.

 

 

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