Hi Im new here.
Would just like some advice please if anyone minds!!
Im female aged 31
Height 5ft 3in
Im trying to gain muscle. I have been working out for 3 months now, have seen changes in my body have lost inches but my weight hasn't changed since I started in beginning of August!!!!
I do about 20mins of cardio every morning, 6am before breakfast usually HIIT on stationary bike.
And 4 days a week I do weights for about 45mins/1hour split between upper and lower body on alternate days with rest day inbetween.
Workouts consist of various barbell & dumbbell exercises squats bench presses kettle bell workouts, I usually do most between 3 x 6-10 reps & try to increase weights. Have got ideas of workouts & exercises from bodybuilding.com. I work out at home with my partner.
I eat well for example:
Before breakfast & cardio workout - protein shake (usn igf-1)
Breakfast - a bowl of oatmeal
lunch - usually salad with beans/chicken/qunioa etc or a small meal like dinner
Dinner - eg meat, brown carbs & green veg, or healthy meals with the right balance of good carbs & protein etc
snacks - fruit or eggs or homemade oat cookies
(Also have a cheat day/meal on Sundays or every other Sunday)
I have my protein shake again after workouts & most evenings have another bowl of oatmeal before bed because I love it!!!!
I follow myfitness pal on my phone & usually have a net cal of 1200/1400 - not sure if this is enough but dont want to gain the wrong kind of weight!
Apparently my BMR is about 1760 calories per day so is that what I should be eating not NET!? confused :s
I would like to gain lots more muscle, I def have muscle now & I didn't 3 months ago!! I know its a slow process. But would just like to know if what i'm doing is right & any tips & advice from anyone would be great.
Thank you, Ang xx