7 months ago i weighed 150 and Ive been fluctuating between 161 and 163 for the past 2 weeks.[/quote]
Under pretty much no circumstances would I consider a gain of 12 pounds over 7 months time anything close to good work for someone your age and size. Not to burst your bubble, but you probably would’ve gotten those “gains” whether you were lifting or not.
What’s your long-term goal?
You’re tall and skinny (ditch the “ecto” label), which means you need to try even harder to stick with a high calorie eating plan, consistently, seven days a week. The biggest plus you have is your age. You’re still young enough that you should respond really well to basically eat a shit-ton and training hard as balls. Sounds simple, but if there’s a time in your life to go crazy eating and lifting, now is it.
The biggest mental hurdle guys your age have is their abs getting blurry. With those tattoos (which do look pretty sick, nice work), I’m guessing your instinct is to try to stay lean while building size, which is the slow route there and definitely isn’t the best idea for someone starting off where you are.
Check this article for some more tips. Especially think about the “hour of power”, basically sitting down for 60 minutes twice a week and making believe you’re a cybernetic eating machine sent from the future to destroy buffet lines.
Um, I’m not a math whiz, but if you’re eating around 220 grams of protein… and your protein is 50% of your daily calories… you’re only eating like 1700 calories a day. Dude, a junior high girl might eat that during tennis season, not a guy who’s lifting weights trying to get bigger. But you’re not afraid to put down some Oreos if needed?!? Brotherman, they’re needed.
Also, a low fat diet is one of the worst things for building muscle. Not only are fats essential for hormone production and other keep-your-body-working stuff, but they’re a dense source of calories. If you think you have a high metabolism, increasing the healthy fats in your diet is a simple way to increase your daily intake.
The WEDYEY that Apoklyps mentioned stands for: what, exactly, did you eat yesterday? So we can get an idea of what you’re actually doing food-wise.