Sure my lifts have gone up but appearance wise, nothing.
I think it's because I was eating a VERY low calorie diet until about a week ago. For the first month I was living on 1500 calories, that wasn't working, so about the middle of February i started eating a 1300 calorie (or less) diet
April 2nd I started my easter holidays, at that time I was 115 lbs and for the whole 2 weeks i was binge eating, I'd eat until i couldn't eat anymore wait an hour and eat again. Last Monday I started a clean 2300 calorie bulk (although I think I'm going to need to lower my calories to about 2100 because I think my maintenance is 1900 and I only want to be gaining around 2 lbs a month) and I was doing FANTASTIC until Thursday came around, I started celebrating 420 with my friends (I know how bad that sounds, don't judge me lol) and I was back to binge eating because of my munchies. I weighed myself this morning and I don't know if my scales off because I don't see 20 lbs of fat gain on me, but it said 135 lbs... should i cut back to 115 and then restart my bulk? or should I just continue? I want to put on 15 lbs of muscle, and I really don't want to look fat...
Now I'm back on my game, doing a full body work out (all pro's) 3x a week, do you think i can do it 4? so instead of mon, wed, fri it can be mon, wed, fri, sun ? I'm not doing any cardio... but I kind of want to start, i miss it lol I might start a kickboxing class, or do you think that will mess up my gains?
but if i stick to a clean 2100 calorie diet, the full body 3-4x a week, cardio (a spin class or something) once a week how long do you think I'll see gains? What kind of gains do you think i'll be seeing in a year ?
thanks for all your help. I just found this website and I've been lurking around, it's great!
04-24-2012, 02:12 PM #1
I've been lifting since January and I haven't seen 1 bit of progress
04-24-2012, 04:57 PM #2
04-24-2012, 05:13 PM #3
I can do cardio on a bulk ? A lot of people told me not to :/
right now i'm doing allpros which says do 4x 8 first week , and increase by 1 rep each week so now i'm on 4x9
should i work my way up to 4x12 or should i just do it ?
04-24-2012, 06:55 PM #4
04-24-2012, 07:08 PM #5
In order to gain lean mass like I think you want, you do need to eat, but not crazy bingeing stuff. Are you getting enough protein and good fats?
Join the bulking thread in the female>general section. It's a long thread, but worth a read. You'll learn lots.
04-24-2012, 08:32 PM #6
and i get at least 58 g of fats a day and just fill the rest in with carbs
I've also been doing all pro's but someone told me that they think a split would be better for me
what do you think ?
04-25-2012, 10:00 AM #7
OP, you need to eat to support muscle growth. That means eating OVER maintenance, adequate protein, fat, etc. This also means counting calories/macros to make sure you're getting what you need. And I have no idea what "medium sized weights" are, but you should be lifting weight as heavy as you can in the 6-8 rep range. Focus on squats, deadlift, bench, overhead press, lat pulldowns, chinups.
Also, cardio is NOT essential. It helps create a bigger deficit, but you're already low weight. You need less cardio, more food and more lifting.squat - 225
bench - 145
deadlift - 275
press - 105
"if the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'"
04-25-2012, 10:21 AM #8
04-25-2012, 12:09 PM #9
04-25-2012, 10:25 PM #10
I have been through similar things. I would cut my cals extremely low and feel deprived. Then I would want to put some muscle on and bump my cals up much too high. You have to be careful, yo yoing with you diet is very unhealthy and can negatively effect your body later on. Take things nice and slow. It takes years and years to obtain a physique you desire. Dont give up girl!
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