I’ve been bulking for 6 weeks and I seem to have hit a plateau.
6 weeks ago my body comp was the following:
8.6% body fat
12.4% body fat
These measurements were actually done by two different girls just because the one that did it the first time changed sites. The second girl seemed to pinch harder but they said it shouldn’t make much of a difference.
So, I’ve gained roughly 15lbs of lean mass. I think in 6 weeks that is pretty decent. I have been weighing myself every night for a while and the past week or so I actually started to lose weight and now I’m pretty steady where I am. I gained about 22lbs the first month. Now of course the most obvious thing would be to eat more to keep gaining. I am having a hard time finding more time to eat and actually having a hard time getting the food down. It’s odd but maybe some of you guys have experienced the same… my stomach doesn’t seem full but i just can’t get my mouth to swallow any more food down. I’m eating roughly 4-5k calories/day. Here is a pretty regular day of what I try to eat:
Wake up and have a protein shake
After I get to work I have 1.5 cups of oatmeal with raisins and a banana.
Then a few hours later I have a mixture of 2 cans of tuna with 2 hard boiled eggs, cheese, mayo and mustard.
Then another few hours I have a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich and some soup (usually progresso clam chowder because I’m addicted to it). I get home and eat a couple chicken breasts and a half a huge sweet potatoe and then later I will have a thin crust pizza which is actually a healthier style of pizza… not that really greasy crap. Some days I am able to sneak in some mixed nuts and beef jerky and some days also an apple. Then I will have another protein shake before bed. I also try to pop a couple fish oil caps after 2 or 3 meals or whenever I remember to.
Lately I haven’t been able to force this much food down in a day. It’s been really difficult just as of lately and I can’t figure out why.
Anyone else experience just all of a sudden not being able to eat as much?
I’m doing a 3day/week workout which is pretty much CW’s TBT workout but I am limited to equipment so I can’t do as many variations as I’d like as of now… hopefully going to be getting more equipment soon. Also I pretty much stick to 3 sets and 7 reps.
I’m pretty happy with 6 weeks of work but I’m not at the size I’d like to be. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.