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How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story

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2011/03/11 15:42:51 (permalink)

How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story

Hey all
Ive been training on and off for about 5 years the last two years is where ive learnt the most...
my stats are
80kg 176pounds
5ft9
14-15% bodyfat
29 years old
bodytype was a true ectomorpth now not sure ecto/mesomorph?

I originally found it difficult to put on muscle and ate like a real fat man really bad foods... At 26years old i hit a point where i start putting on weight muscle and fat... This last year year i hit 188pounds and couldn't get any bigger with out adding more fat.
i felt good but had a big belly... About 22-23% bodyfat (using calipers) My shape is deformed alot of soft muscle, its not hard or dense... Used creatine alot 6weeks on 6weeks off...  I maintained this weight for a year and after trying 5X5 and my routines i decided to strip the fat... and get into shape.

From 185pounds i now am 176pounds...
I'm still not happy with the shape of my body mainly chest calf neck and forearms
Ive lost muscle mass from these regions and some lost strength...

So how do i get the shape i want?
AIM
Im looking for a bodyweight of approx 182 pounds of muscle 10% Body fat..

I lose strength easily and muscle from certain regions
Ive had my diet checked and seems ok from what ive read. 6 meals 220-240 protein 90-120 carbs 50-40g fat BOLD is non-training days...

I train 3 times week weights 2 h.i.i.t and now started 2 unfuels am cardio as fatloss is very slow...
ive tried to train heavy 4x6 reps to maintain strength...

How do i get to the body i want...

what level of body fat should i start from before i start bulking?

Ive done 7 weeks so far fat loss.. looking to do another 4-5weeks

If i lose muscle will i quickly regain it when i start mass gain?

Should i avoid creatine?

Should i stick to lean bulking?

If you train for years does is it harder to add muscle?

I'm looking to start a journal because i think im going to need a lot of help. I have a weird body...
Hope i can make some experience friends to advice me and help me devise a plan...



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    Gruffy
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/11 17:51:49 (permalink)
    There are a lot of questions there. Have you had a good read through all of the beginner articles here? They're very well written and would probably answer most questions.

    Creatine is almost universally recommended. It adds a bit of water retention while you're using it, but that's temporary (it'll go when you stop using creatine) and the benefits are more than worth it.

    There isn't a hard rule as to what BF% you 'should' reach before bulking. Your goal isn't to get huge so I'd probably finish the cut as you plan and then start bulking. If the current BF measurement is accurate then you're not that far away from your goal already. A relatively clean bulk should mean you won't have a massive cut ahead of you to carve up to your lean target.

    I make out your diet to be ~1,600-1,500cals per day? If you're not losing fat on those calories then it's a good call to introduce the AM cardio.

    Training for years doesn't make it harder to add muscle in itself. It's more about how far you have progressed rather than how long you've been doing it. It'll be easier for a skinny rake to add 30lbs of muscle than for Jay Cutler to do it!

    If you've been training for 5 years and not made the progress you want then it's fairly certain there are some areas in your routine/diet that can be improved and will make a massive difference to your results. The clever folk here will spot those if you get a journal going.

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    dks2008
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/11 21:22:16 (permalink)
    Cool..
    Thankz for your advice...
    Hopefully ill build a few friends on here then start my journal...
    In a few days....
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/11 23:29:56 (permalink)
    your body type doesn't change mate, you're either an ectomorph or you're not, if you get bigger you're still an ecto you've just worked harder to get there.

    Agree that best thing is probably to do a journal, as clearly if it's not working after 5 years there's something amiss.

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    Current training: 6-day split
    Current cycle: Test E @ 500mg per week

    Current stats:
    Height : 192cm
    Weight : 272lbs
    Body Fat : 15.4%
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    Shae
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/13 17:14:11 (permalink)
    Surprised no ones asked about diet... What's your diet like?

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    dks2008
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/13 23:01:54 (permalink)
    I think my fats might be low..

    220-240 protein 90-120 carbs 50-40  fats

     9:00            50g oats+water and splash of milk and 1 whey protein shake 1spn of peanut butter

    12:00         2eggs 4 egg whites with sweetcorn mushroom and some veg...

    1:00            (TRAINING +BANANA)
    2:30            (protein with carbs AFTER training)

    3:00           chicken with veg

    6:00           chicken with salad        + nuts 15-20 almonds

    9:00           1tin tuna with veg 2x 1000mg omega 3 fish caps

    10:30         250g cottage cheese

    200g UNCOOKED CHICKEN not sure what is COOKED....
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    Re:How do i get that body i want? YEARS of trying need expert Advice and help... My story 2011/03/14 10:24:09 (permalink)
    Start that journal mate

    Will give you a place to keep an eye on things. will also help with questions and motivation!
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