Hey I'm 23, 6'0", 160lbs, 12% body fat. 4 years ago I was 240lbs, dropped it all, gained a lot of muscle doing it, joined the crew team at college, did that for a year and then got lazy lost a lot of muscle and have been inactive for two years give or take some random 1 month spurts in the gym. I'm fairly skinny but I still have distinctive love handles and a tiny bit of pudge covering the abs.
My current diet is something along the lines of 2000 calories a day with about 160g protein. Lower body 2xweek lower body, 2xweek upper body, light cardio 5 days a week. I'd classify myself somewhere in that skinny fat range to slightly athletic. My goal was to be about 160-165 and cut body fat to 7-8%, I have no desire to be HUGE.
I'm used hitting the gym when I was a lot heavier and I was used to eating the way I stated above and make moderate muscle gains while losing fat. After two months of working out my gains are minimal, its dawning on me that at 160 I'm not making the same gains I would've 3 years ago at ~200lbs so I finally chose to start bulking and I have some questions.
Before I start saying anything else my revised goal is to be about 170-175lb and get into high single digit body fat still. I was thinking something along the lines of about 3000calories with ~250-300g protein daily, does that sound appropriate?
Some of my real questions are how much of a time frame should I be taking to add ~15lbs, 1month? 3months? Also I'd like someone to verbally bitch slap me if anything I'm saying or doing makes no sense.
I'll add some pictures when I can.
http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Ianitis/Tnation/ Pass: bulking