Hello gorgeous ladies.
I havent been around for awhile. I have been working really hard to figure out why I hadnt gained any inches in 2 months.
I dug deeper and I finally got to a solid 41''.
This has been in 7.5 months. I couldnt have better results had I known what I know now. But that is part of the journey.
I am fairly happy with my results thus far, but I am not stopping until I acheive my dream body. Which means like 45''.
Anyways, after ditching herbs completely...(I do miss my black maca and am considering adding that back into my supps) I decided to focus completely on lifting. And I learned SOO much more.
If I can offer ANY advice to the ladies who are lifting heavy, please do not think that a single protein shake after a hard lifting workout is going to suffice. You are going to need at least 120g+ of protein daily. I also reccomend adding BCAAs, Glutamine, and Creatine to your supps DAILY. These are GUARANTEED to make your muslces bigger (along with proper calorie intake and lifting habits), unlike any herbs. DO your research on these.
REMEMBER: your muscles grow on your off days...so feeding them on your off days is JUST as important as your heavy lifting days. I was also not meeting my calorie intakes daily, and that is also equally important. I also want to remind you that your muscles are 60%+ of water so dont forget to drink tons of it to feed your muscles.
Some bad news......I hurt my lower back and am now unable to do any of my deadlifts, squats, smith machine lunges, or back extensions for at least a month, if not longer.
Of course I wouldnt allow for this to be a block in my road. I hadnt integrated any weighted hip thrusts in my routine, so I have added those along with other modified excersizes. I am also going to focus on toning up my arms and losing another 2 inches off my waist.
I cant deciced how low I want to drop my calorie intake, for fear of losing my precious gains. Thinking of adding Physio Burn.
I also did a 7 days cleanse and I feel like it might have been a waste. But I wanted a clean start to start my new supps.
4g CLA daily
Vita pack daily
4gs Fish oil daily
130g protein daily
60+oz h20 dailly
Before workout: C4+5g creatine+5g BCAAs
During workout: 5g BCAAs
After workout: 75g protein shake + 5g glutamine and creatine (my protein mix includes bcaas)
Every night before bed:Protein shake + 2g glutamine
Off days: 5g creatine with food
10-20g BCAAs inbetween meals especially in the morning.
I know this is going to be years of hard work....but I am all in.
Good luck ladies!