Currently 21 yrs old, 5’3. I used to weigh about 160 lbs (fat kid), I dieted and ate like an anorexic girl for about a year. Got down to about 120 lbs. I still never looked how I wanted to (still looked flabby kind of fat, just not good).
People suggested I try bulking 6 months. So I am 2 months in. I started eating and lifting a lot. I am currently at 132 lbs (the weight came back on pretty quick at first cause I was close to starving myself).
What do you think of my progress? I’m a bit disappointed myself. I know my muscles are bigger because I can see it and I am definitely stronger. But I’m not really sure what to do about it. I’m still kind of flabby but still don’t have enough muscle to “cut”. What do you think my bf% is? 20-21%? I think I’m just become fatter, I dunno. What do you guys think??
Bench: 60lbs -> 105 lbs
Deadlift: 80 lbs -> 150 lbs
Squat: Unknown (no squat rack…yet)
The first two are two months ago, the others are today.
Alternating workout A and B likes so:
Barbell Bench 3x8
Standing Shoulder Press 3x8
Dips 3xf (currently ~ 3x9)
Close Grip Bench 2x8
Pull-up 3xf (currently ~ 3x5)
Barbell Row 3x8
Dumbell Lunges 3x8
Standing Bicep Curls 3x10
On the off days I walk for 1 hour uphill, once a week I jog.
My diet is basically pretty clean, lot of protein, eggs, nuts, chicken, beef, fish,whey,
for carbs mostly fruits and vegetables, some whole wheat bread once in a while
I know this isn’t some kind of super routine but shouldn’t I still be seeing some decent gains? I look at people on this forum and they look amazing, I don’t look anything like them. I see people that have naturally better physiques than I do and they don’t even go to the gym and eat whatever they want.
Should I change my routine? Stick with it for a couple of more months?
I need muscle mass, and a routine thats simple to follow that I can do at my house.
Where am I going wrong here? Is this ok progress for 2 months or am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for any help you can give me.