Forum newbie here.
Age: a young 58
Weight: 200 lbs.
Training: on and off for 43 years (more off than on)
PED history: 2-3 months of Test1 about 14 years ago.
Supplements: Creatine, Glutamine, L-Carnitine, Citruline, BCAA’s, Whey and Casein Protein powders, some pre-workouts.
I’ve been weight lifting/bodybuilding and learning about nutrition on and off since 1975. My overall health is very good. I’ve been living extremely healthy for the last 10 years. I eat super clean and exercise pretty regularly. I also engage in some extreme outdoor activities. I’m all natural to-date other than the aforementioned Test1. (I remember that having quite an effect on my strength and size!) In the last two years I have done two 16 week recomp "body transformation" programs and had “pretty good” results. Lost 20 lbs on scale, dropped 6-8% BF and gained some lean muscle. But at my age I’m struggling to lose that last bit of belly/side and back fat whilst adding lean muscle.
I eat about 5 meals a day plus 1 or 2 sup shakes. I get about 200 grams of proteins from lean; chicken, ground beef, ground turkey, steak, egg whites, tuna, ff cottage cheese, greek yogurt, some beans and peas and protein powders. Simple and complex carbs from brown and white rice, potatoes, yams, whole rolled oats, pasta, dark greens - broccoli, brussel sprouts etc. Fats mostly from the meats with some additional from olive oil, some nuts, avocado, a few egg yolks (1 per 6 whites) etc. I was in a bit of caloric deficit during recomp but usually stay around maintenance.
I’ve had my share of injuries/surgeries in life, but all have healed well. I’ve had some lower back pain for decades and shoulder pain sometimes from workouts. I work through/around it. My weight training/bodybuilding program is 2 days on 1 day off and I split my body parts into 4 days. Each body part gets 5 days rest. I train as smart as possible to avoid injury but with high intensity and purpose. Keeping reps between 8 - 12 or 15. Usually last rep to failure. 12 to 15 sets per body part. I do 30 mins of cardio a day. Sometimes steady state and sometimes HIIT.
My goal is to cut more body fat (12%ish would be great) and gain more hard lean muscle and some vascularity would be awesome as well. I’m ok with 200 lbs. max but would be cool with 190.
Super interested in SARMS. I’m ready to take my aesthetics to a new level! I look forward to learning more and proceeding with preparedness.
...sorry for long post but I have been reading the admin/mod’s stickies