My bench is stalled, im not curling any heavier.
My squat has gone up 40lb this month and my quads are blowing up,
See the correlation?
I apologise. Let me reword that.
You have no progress in your arms because:
Your bench is stalled, you’re not curling any heavier.
You are currently seeing progress in your legs because:
Your squat has gone up 40lb this month and your quads are blowing up.
I haven’t been curling any heavier because I just cannot, I don’t have the strength. Your suggesting progressive overload?
Flipcollar - I am not expecting 10-15 hours of sleep every night. I am expecting 10-11 every night, I only do 15 at the end of the week to CATCH UP on missed sleep. I don’t force it, its what my body naturally does. Sorry for trying to put my 2c in a few threads, I don’t expect anyone to follow my advice blindly but I would like it if they put it into consideration. Apologies for trying to be useful. Can you elaborate on point 3? I see plenty of people my age with massive arms.
Chris Colucci - I started stronglifts 3 weeks ago, I am 2-2.5kg heavier. What I meant about sleep is, the less sleep I get, the less opportunity my muscles have to recover. Are you trying to say sleep isn’t important? You need as much as you can get. The way I understand it, the less sleep I get, less time my muscles have to recover and grow, therefore more of my surplus goes towards fat storage. Haven’t researched the topic but I don’t see how that wouldn’t happen?
Magick - Keep in mind im 16 people my age are notorious for sleeping a lot because we need to. I am 6’2 but still growing in height (cool stretch marks), im still undergoding lots of mental and hormonal changes, and im active. If weekends didn’t exist and I was consistently getting 6-7 hours a night I would be half dead. I already, later in the week, accidentally fall asleep in my chair or when i lay down on the couch at home. Have a 3 hour nap, wake up starving and eat a 1-1.5k calorie meal, then go back to sleep. I normally go to sleep at 12-1230 wake up at 7.
I don’t log my food, I used to count calories for a little while but I stopped because for bulking I found it pretty pointless, and it was just a lot of extra headache and effort. I know when I WAS counting I was getting 4k calories a day. 5k on the occasional crazy binge. I am eating pretty much the same amount since then, even when I was counting I wasn’t forcing myself to eat more or less I was ONLY COUNTING. Yesterday I had chocolate milk in the morning and a quick simple sandwich for breakfast before heading for school. I never have an amazing breakfast because I sleep in often. Recess about 1 and a half hours later, between recess and lunch time I will have a couple of sandwiches (normally 4-6), packet of chips, museli bar, and an apple. When I finish school I go to get food, I try to make the healthiest choice possible but you can never go healthy with fast food lol. I normally have sub way or something. When I finish eating i go straight to the gym, go home, eat whatever my mum makes for dinner, then an hour or so before bed time I get hungry again and have a meal of my choice. Sometimes a couple fried eggs on toast, whatever I feel like really. I don’t stress a lot about macros, I just eat a lot and try to make healthy decisions. It is pretty balanced between protein carb and fat intake.
Reed - my arms are an inch bigger than hers and I bench 25lb less. Right in the feels…