I'm looking to build some mass and could use help and feedback from the veterans that have been doing this for a while.
Quick background info:
I'm currently 5'8, 191 lbs. Not sure of my BMI, but I could lose some fat. I like being decently thick, but would like to be thicker. I used to be ridiculously fat at 250 lbs, then started working out about 3 years ago and have been with it ever since. I lost about 60 lbs and have put on some decent muscle, but would like to get more serious about it.
Here's my routine that I've been doing for the past 6 months. I figured I would just stick with it, and switch up the amount of weight and reps.
Monday - Chest/tris
Tuesday - Back/Bis
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Legs
Friday - Shoulders
Sat/Sun - Off
throwing abs in there every other day. So first question is, is a split routine like this a good idea for building mass? Or should I switch to a Push/Pull/Legs routine? Should I do cardio at all or should I do some form of HIIT?
I think my diet will be ok. I'm gonna try and follow the "mass building" diet in the february issue of Muscle and Fitness.
My next main questions are about supplements. This is what I'm taking and I know I should add something. So far I take:
Superior Amino 2222
I figured I should probably add some creatine and maybe No-xplode or something like that. What do you guys recommend? Is it a bad idea to take them both together? What supplements do you guys like for mass building? How much, how often, etc?
I know have more questions I just can't think of them right now.