I'm trying to gain a lot of mass and strength. I'm scrawny as fuck, my metabolism, which used to be godly, is now pretty pathetic, and my diet is tiny.
Until I get time to figure out a better routine, I've pretty much just been doing basic PT with a few twists.
I wake up at 0400, drink a decent glass of nice cold water, and start stretching and warming up a bit. Go for a quick run (It's been a while since I last ran, so I can run a 7 minute mile, but I can't run much more than a mile at this point because I'm being a pussy. My goal for the next month and a half is to get to 3 miles without losing much of that pace. I need to get my miles down to 6 minutes a mile for at least 3 miles before boot camp, so that's my ultimate goal.
Why would you do cardio if you're focusing on gaining mass and strength? That just means you'll have to eat way more daily in order to fit your macros and put on mass. That would also be the reason you're sore and tired all the time.
Also, I wasn't advocating the EC stack or IF. I think they are nothing more than tools someone can use to achieve their goals. IF in particular is very powerful and completely natural. Honestly, I'm not even strictly against the use of steroids if someone is careful with them. I haven't touched them, but I don't look down on someone who would. Just another tool.