BBing please advise.
I am currently in Afghanistan, work out 3days 1 off schedule. Currently 150lbs with around 8% BF.
My bench has gone up from 175 to 215 in 2 month. I can do 225 about 5 times now.
DL went from 195 to 285. I can do 285 about 3 times.
Squats went from 200 to 250. I can do 250 about 3 times.
I take Protein 4 times a day(1scoop). Eat 3times a day at our lovely dining facility YUCK... but healthy.
i have been stuck at 150 for about 7years now.
I am getting stronger but i would really love to put on some lbs.. like up to 175.
here is my routine.
Monday: BP x 3, DBP x3, Incline BP x 3, Flys x 3 all freeweights we dont have any machines here. preacher curl x 3, hammer curl x3
Tuesday: BB Row x4, DL x5, Pull ups x 3, DB pull x3.
Wednesday: SQ x 5, Military press x 4, lateral raise x 3, shrugs x3.
thursday: bike 15 min
friday: same as monday and so on.
I also take Assault fro pre workout. I use to do alot of isolation exercises but i wasn't going anywhere so when I deployed i started doing DL, SQ, BP as compound exercise. I am getting stronger but still no weight gain..
SO what am i doing wrong.. my friend that works out same as me has gained 10 pounds in 2 month with same strength gain.
Thread: Getting stong but no weight gain
12-28-2012, 04:13 AM #1
Getting stong but no weight gain
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12-28-2012, 04:30 AM #3
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Weight gain is a matter of consuming more than you burn (i.e. calorie surplus). If you haven't been gaining weight, it's because your activity out weighs your intake.
EAT MORE!!! If you find you have a hard time getting the required intake in, you may want to consider counting calories.
FWIW, eating clean or healthy doesn't have sh*t to do with weight gain.
12-28-2012, 04:49 AM #4
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12-28-2012, 05:32 AM #8
Buy peanut butter and ice cream and eat some before bed. Done. And strength doesn't always lead to size and vice versa; they help each other, but they're two different things. With strength, you're teaching your nervous system to lift heavy weights, so you can still gain strength even on a cut/maintenance, but size (muscles) come from a caloric surplus and progressive tension overload.Always learning.
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12-29-2012, 10:06 AM #15
I concur with the responses suggesting to increase your caloric intake. Strength (neural) gains aren't directly correlated with weight gain.Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
12-29-2012, 12:20 PM #16
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