Hey guys. I'm just starting the HST routine. I did some base work a couple of weeks ago to see where I was, so hopefully it will work out for me. I'm taking a good CEE, a whey isolate, and I'm eating...a LOT. Lots of protein and carbs in the diet. At the very least, my diet will be decent. It will be the biggest variable for me though. I'm doing the suggested workout on the official HST website...everything but legs with the exception of calves. I FINALLY started doing the PT that I need to order to strengthen my back (ruptured disc). Hopefully I will be able to start working in some squats, etc in a month or so. I'm 21, 5'9", 155lbs.
Here are some of the weights I'm pushing right now...
Arnolds - 6X60lbs (per dumbell)
Military press - 6X130lbs
Flat bench - 6X155lbs 1RM=185?...my worst lift
DB Press - 6X65lbs
Preacher curls - 6X85lbs
Lat pulls - 6X150lbs
Nose breakers - 6X60lbs
I'm definitely going to stick to the routine and I am going to supplement correctly. My diet is good. I want to know if I am being effective. What gains might I expect per month? Or lets say by December? I know what I need to do to get bigger, just not how fast it will happen. When I was 16, I was lifting more than I am right now, but I was overtraining...running 40 miles each week, lifting for +2 hours 5 days a week, and not knowing what "protein" or "diet" meant. I read on here almost daily and I have done so for over a year...even before I joined. So I am educated about nearly everything. I don't really know what most of my 1RMs are which doesn't help, but if you could at least give me some typicals gains, I'd appreciate it.
Thanks in advance