this is my first post on here and I hope some of you can offer some advice. I have been a casual gym goer for a couple of years but never really had any consistency until the last few months.
I have just completed the kris gethin 12 week trainer and it has given me a new motivation and love for training. I was lean to start with and now weigh just over 12 stone (170 pounds I think).
I am about to start a 10 week mass building lifting routine and have planned out my diet plan meticulously. I will be eating around 300-500 calories over my maintenance level, but am still eating very clean foods and only healthy fats. This way I hope to pack on some muscle fast without putting too much fat on, as I still have some fat around my midsection. (Especially after Xmas!!)
My goal is to try and gain a pound of lean muscle mass a month, which I know is a tall order but I am going to train hard and stick to my diet. My question is, how do I accurately gauge what I am putting on is muscle and what is just fat? How do you track this?
I assume I need to get all of my body fat percentages, measurements etc. before I start? Do I need to check these at regular intervals?
Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but I want to make sure I approach it the right way rather than just putting on weight!
Any help appreciated