I am planning to go on my lads summer holiday this year around the 1st two weeks of august. That's about three and a half months away. I am currently not training due to recovering from a wrist sprain. I should resume training at the start of May depending on how my wrist feels. The predicament I am in is this. I imagine I will have lost alittle weight ( possibly as much as 6-8lbs) as would have not been training for an overall six weeks, and even though I'm giving it a good effort, I just can't pack down 4000 calories a day when I'm not training.
Now, when I return to training I want to obviously make up that weight and get as big as possible (i'm not expecting to gain an unrealistic 25lbs etc) before I go away. However, I don't want to look bulky/fat.
I want to increase my size, then reach a point where I can start dieting enough to look good before august. I know I will have to compromise size gains if intending to diet. I was wondering if anyone on here could give me a rough guide for training/bulking then when to switch and start to diet even though in this tight 3 month window, how much to cut my 4000 cal diet per week etc. i know one must keep his/her protein up during dieting so to not lose much muscle etc.
I am not on any anabolic agents so I understand alittle muscle will be lost during dieting and this will also have to be taken into consideration as I'll only have natural test making me grow and burning fat later.
I am fortunate enough as in I do put on size, it's gradual, but my metabolism maintains it's lean and that I don't hold a great amount of fat. I have (obvioulsy not shredded) good obliques and abs, veins etc so I think my metabolism will do alot of the work for me. I eat clean too.
Sorry for this short book, but any help would be good, either opinions, other links etc. Cheers.
True, I did train for nearly a two months doing chest, shoulders, legs etc, but after two months I can barely curl a 10kilo dumbell with that wrist just collapsing. I only got niggles and slight aggrovation from my wrist when doing press, row movements etc and as for any single cable or dumbell movements ( side laterals etc) are a definate no-no. I thought that maybe I was being stupid/impatient and thought I'd take a month to see if it would heal quicker and properly. Think it's for the best, then start fresh and hopefully healed at the start of may, taking it easily until used to handling weight again.
Thing is crunches. leg raises etc you can do anywhere really with simple equipment, but I do oblique twists with the cables and that too annoying tugs too much at the wrist. I hate cardio and don't really need to lose weight just yet as I mentioned before, my metabolism works overtime as it is. Calves is a good shout, same with legs but I have to drive agood half hour to the gym. Cheers though guys,I appreciate your enthusiasm in trying to get me to keep training, but I think best just to hold off and focus totally on healing this frigging wrist!! Cheers again