Totally in on this one! Rainmaker looks like it’d be a good time and both flavors sound tasty.
Part 1: A short paragraph about yourself, share as much or as little as you’d like.
I’m a 25 year old college grad working full-time at a local, small SAAS company who builds websites and handles Internet marketing mostly for small automotive shops. I’m technically a “data analyst” but currently trying to work my way up into a higher position. Fortunately I was offered my position after having a successful internship that ended right when I graduated - very grateful for that.
I am engaged to a wonderful lady, Brittney, who I’ve been together with for nearly 8 years (just a few weeks away!). We are currently planning our wedding, aiming for a fall of 2019 date. It’ll be almost two years since we’ve been engaged, but the whole first 1-1.5 years we really slacked on sealing the deal because we’re both in no rush and know we’re not going anywhere. Weddings are also insanely expensive and between that and other bills (student loans mostly…ugh…), it’s really hard to save up for a proper wedding. We’re on the hunt now because we both want to get our lives moving along, start a family, move to a better location, buy a house, etc etc. Very excited for our future!!
My fiance and I both have a love for training which is awesome. When we met in our junior year in high school, we ended up eventually going to…Planet Fitness…Together and learning proper training/nutrition from each other along the way. Finally when another commercial gym opened locally (Crunch), we decided to finally take things up a notch and really nail down diet and nutrition, which I will explain below.
Part 2: What is your current training and nutrition program
Currently I’m eating in a caloric surplus, looking to put on some lean mass, and doing a program called Fierce 5, but the “Upper/Lower” split version. It’s a 4-day split set as:
M - Upper
Tues - Lower
Weds - Off
Thursday - Upper
Friday - Lower
Weekend - Off
After a week, you do all the same lifts the following week but add a rep to each set, so instead of 3x5 Bench, do 3x6 Bench. After that week is complete, as long as it went well, the following week you add 5lbs to upper body lifts, and 10lbs to lower body. Along with the progressive overload training, I am also eating to accommodate the progressive weight increases. I currently follow my own “IIFYM” flexible diet that i’ve perfected over the last year. I eventually found my maintenance, around 2400 calories so when I started Fierce 5 U/L, I started at 2700 calories. I’m now up to 3000 calories after needing to bump them up a bit throughout the program (about 10 weeks in). My lifts aren’t the best, but I’ve truly been legitimately lifting for a little over a year.
Bench - 185
Squat - 295
Deadlift - 405
In my time with Fierce 5, I’ve put on around 8lbs while keeping my waist identical to the size it was pre-program.
That’s about all I’ve got. Best of luck to everyone!