Progress stalling - how about this?
Bear with me on this - any positive comments would be really welcome.....cheers.
New Year's resolution was to give weight-training a crack for a year (have done it before but very off and on). I've been making gains for the first half of the year but have hit a plateau - partly my fault as I've only averaged a session once every 7-10 days for the last 5 weeks or so (crap I know), and my diet is just OK although I am taking a basic whey, vit B complex, vit C and Cod Liver Oil.
My plan to kick start things for the rest of the year is:
1. start taking Cyclone as my before/after training shake (I substituted a more basic whey when my first lot of Cyclone ran out + I'm convinced its not as good). I think my body is missing the glutamine/HMB.
2. load up with creatine (I DO react to this)
3. start taking L-arginine
1. Do 2 workouts a week religiously with the following exercises, in order, that work best for me.
a) Dumbell Press, WideGrip Chins, CloseGrip Pulldown, Dumbell Curl, Tricep Pushdown and then Upright/Bent row if time
b) Dumbell Curl, Dumbell Press, CloseGrip Pulldown, Side Lateral Raises immediately followed by Shoulder Press, Tri pushdown
Emphasis is on dumbell curling because my biceps seem to have stopped growing despite it being an isolation exercise.
2. Start training my abs twice a week on separate days to the above, which I hate doing but must start
...oh and get more sleep and eat 6 smallish meals a day with a rough protein to carb ratio of 1:2 !!