Yes it would seem that I am doing something wrong. That is what has driven me to document ever single thing I do and every single result it gives me.
To answer the "what did i use to make the chart question". It is a combination of excel and photoshop.
My routines vary often and I rarely repeat the same exercises more than 3 or 4 weeks in a row. I chart my progress very closely and have always made gains. The problem is the gains are .5 lb per month which I know is less than normal. My rep range has changed often as well. I have tried high intensity and high volume. And my progress seems better although still slow with high intensity.
As far as having too much time on my hands, that is true. But I do spend a majority of it in the gym. At least 3 days a week is spent in the gym, although I have gone as often as 12 times a week and may even up that to 17 time a week for a couple weeks to do some extra cardio to drop my BF% from 15.6 to 13 or possibly 12. Not to say this type of frequency is normal for me. But I started getting into high freq. routines that I have been reading about in CW's articles. I recently finished CW's Next Frontier routine, down to the smallest exercise supplement detail. The results were decent, but this did not seem to jump start anything.
In response to my goals. My current goal is 185, 11% bf. But my long term goal is 190, 9% bf. I have contemplated possible diet changes. I am a small frame person, but I would like to try a 6000 cal bulk or more. Even though I have had trouble eating that much due to my body gaining fat too fast and before I know it I am above 20%. I will probably need to combine cardio with the bulk and try eating 100% clean. This is one thing I have not tried, but am a tad bit skeptical that this will unlock a 2lb per month lean gain.
And to the last poster, the yellow line represents my ball park body fat%. Only the first and last measurement is 100% accurate. So I didn't what that info to distract as it is unreliable.
Thanks for the input. Keep it coming. I am eager and open minded.
oh and btw I am 26. forgot to answer that question