Hello everyone, this is my first time posting to this community but have read through some threads before and it seems like a really solid place to discuss fitness with some great people. Going to post some progress pics here, first pic is from September and and the second pic is from a couple of days ago. I dicked around from sept-nov figuring everything out in the weight room, and then worked out very inconsistently over finals late november and winter break in december.
I hit a 6 day reddit beginner ppl hard from mid-january until now with not much of a lapse at all, been pretty consistent. I can edit and go into more detail later about how much lifts have increased from beginning, diet, etc. but going to post these for now.
Here is the imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/O1Jdh
As you can see, I started out as a pretty bad case of skinny fat in the first picture and I am now addicted to lifting, it's an amazing routine to build into your day.
Ok so for some stats, here is what I hit in each of my last sessions.
Bench 5x5 - 160
Squats 3x5 - 215
Deadlifts 1x5+ - 225
Everything is still pretty low but my squats and deadlifts are pretty low comparably because I kept deloading until I felt like I was getting proper form. Now I have been making steady progress in those the past few weeks going up each session and I am pretty happy with my form, I feel that it was worth the constant deloading to get it right. I also started bench with just the bar and struggled with that at first, I can't remember where I started squats and deadlifts but both were pretty low (wish I had recorded what I had started with exactly).
Diet (Got serious about diet in January as well):
Breakfast: 3 eggs, 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt, one piece of whole wheat bread. 2 Orange triad fish oil pills and 3 orange triad mvs
Lunch: Local health kitchen, usually get a protein packed whole wheat wrap and what they call protein muffins
Dinner: Varies the most since I still like to go out with friends, etc. but most days it is brown rice, chicken and steamed vegetables with either soy sauce or sriracha. Also, 1 fish oil pill and 3 mvs
snacks: ON protein shake, usually 1 quest bar, sometimes TJs low sodium beef jerky, sometimes brown rice cakes, it varies.
Supplements: 5g creatine a day, c4 preworkout
I could probably keep much better track of how much I am eating, etc. but I am happy so far with the progress I have made so maybe that is something I can ease into later.
Stats: 5'11", age 24, weight 180, bf probably around 16-17% not really sure. I have gained probably 10 pounds overall, started around 170. I feel like I weigh a lot for where I'm at but I carry a lot of weight in my legs, planning on cutting eventually but no set date on that.