I started on leangains in early September. At first it worked great, lost a bit of fat, gained a bit of muscle got stronger (see: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/TheBlade#myForums/thread/4900263/ )
Lately, I've been having trouble with it. I switched to shoulder strength-calf hypertrophy specialization. For the first month or so, everything's been trending steady, I couldn't seem to gain any muscle (as in, measurements weren't going up). I got a bit stronger, but not as much. My weight fluctuated: as I tried to go up in calories, then my waist got bigger and everything else stayed the same so I had to go down.
In the last two weeks, though, I somehow gained fat and lost muscle (up in waist, lowered other measurements). I wonder what's wrong?
My eating plan is:
Monday: low carbs, medium fat (workout other)
Tuesday: low carbs, low fat (off)
Wednesday: medium carbs, medium fat (workout specialization)
Thursday: low carbs, high fat (workout other)
Friday: medium carbs, medium fat (often low since I would often drink friday nights, so I cut calories at dinner to limit fat gain) (workout specialization)
Saturday: low carbs, medium fat (off)
Sunday: high carbs, medium fat (workout specialization
For example, a typical Monday is:
1-3 workout: 3 scoops mag10, 2 scoops anaconda. then post-wo 50g whey.
4: steak and veggies
6:30 greek yoghurt and protein powder
about 80g fat, 250g protein, trace carbs
12-2 workout: 2 surge workout fuel, 3 MAG-10, 1 anaconda. then post-wo 50g whey
3: sweet potato and egg whites
7: lamb and veggies
about 50g fat, 250g protein, 110g carbs
Sunday is about 200g carbs, 60g fat. thursday is about 150-200g fat, trace carbs.
I aim for 250g protein every day (which I actually increased from more like 210 in the last few weeks)
As you can see my leangains 16/8 window is around 1-9pm, give or take a couple hours.
I take plenty of BCAAs otherwise.
I also rock climb mondays and wednesdays. I take BCAAs during this.