Okay, I know how to gain mass and I have years upon years of nutritional knowledge. I know I have to lift heavy and eat heavy.
However, I am in NO way a normal lifter, I have recently "cured" an incurable condition known as Ulcerative Colitis but I won't go into details about that, but that is the reason why I can't just eat and eat and eat - otherwise it will cause problems.
The main problem is that I have M.E/CFS which is the real f***er - it attacks me with INSANE fatigue, light sensitivity, confusion and all sorts of issues if I workout too heavy. I seem to respond well to training early, before breakfast - which lessens the issues. It all changes, but mostly for example, if I deadlift really heavy on monday - then on tuesday, I will crash slightly - and for about an hour I am practically disabled. Then the next day, I have huge periods of the day when this happens.
I won't stop because the fatigue gradually gets less intense the more I do it, but slowly - and even if I knew training for mass would kill me, I would still do it - it's my life!
So with these limitations, I need help with my workouts because my head gets cloudy. Like I say, I am semi-intelligent and know a lot about training, but since M.E, I have issues with planning stuff. I NEED lots of grip related exercises to perform at random times of the day (I train grip every day to good effect and spread it out randomly throughout the day).
I do one heavy squat workout when I wake and wait 30 mins before I eat. I also don't eat carbs after this, I save them for the evening when insulin is least sensitive. I do this for health benefits, but mainly because my illnesses are manageable this way, any more than 200g of carbs then I crash for very long periods of the day. Before the daily carbs, I do another workout - and this is where I need the help. I don't have a bench, but I have dumbbells, big weight plates, barbells, bands so the only thing I can't really do is bench pressing - I normally do planche push ups and close-grip pull ups for chest.
I am gaining, just slowly - and the sheer amount of exercises is doing my head in. HELP lol.
Edited by GotAGrip, 22 January 2013 - 12:54 PM.