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    I need help brahs!!! - Skinny fat, no progress, etc. etc.

    Hey guys, basically I have no idea what's wrong with me. I've been trying to lift seriously for about a year now, yet apart from initial post-anorexic mode gains, I've made almost zero progress. I've tried everything, I've tried eating more, I've tried eating less, I've tried changing my routine.

    I started out in the 170s at around 10%bf, and I'm roughly in the 190s now somewhere with a bodyfat % somewhere in the teens (around 6'2 tall). My lifts have been stuck at around 175-185 x 5 bench, 225 x5 squat, 275-285 x5 deadlift for almost a freaking YEAR at this point. I'm almost always tired as fuhhh and I'm almost always sore. I thought it might be low t, so I got that checked out and I'm within normal range. I don't recover fully almost ever, and when I eat enough that I do recover, like I said, I just put on fat. I've got mild gyno as well I think, and Im really insecure about that. I do full body 3 times a week (ie. the basics, bench, squat, dead, pullups, etc.), and do stationary bike a few times a week as well. I do 3x5 for each major lift, and try to move up in weight whenever I can (which is essentially whenever Halley's Comet decides to waltz on by).

    Foodwise I do get in enough protein.

    As I've said, I dont seem to put on muscle, and I lose it fething fast if I reduce my calories at all (ie. I lose appreciable amount of strength within 1 week of cutting back just a little below normal). Oh and I also get constipated a lot, who the hell knows why (Arson, murder and jaywalking indeed).

    Basically I want to hear ANY advice from anyone who can give it. I'm going freaking crazy at this point, it seems that no matter what I do it's a negative move. I know this comes off as an "oh why me" post, but really I just want to try anything that might better myself.

    I've gotta go now, but I'll bump this thread and respond in a bit
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    Okay how about this - no progress (Actually potentially negative progress) has been made since this picture, which is almost a year old at this point


    EDIT: also I've got really strange muscle insertions/shapes, but that's less relevant
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    Need macros and your calculated maintenance calories including TDEE.

    Your "getting enough protien" sounds like you don't count anything. You probably also need to follow a proven protocol and see if that works for you. Work smarter.

    EDIT: you are fairly lean (not on the chubb side) so a bulk would be in order. Next thing is to design your macros and required calories for training and non training days, then fit this into a training protocol.
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