Hey guys, I am back. it's been a very long time since I was last on here. I can proudly say that I have been weightlifting for almost 2 years with total consistency including having done the SS program for over a year and 4 months now. I know I really should have probably switched to an intermediate program like madcow or Texas many months ago and transitioning to madcow; however, I have been having a hard time gaining more than 15 lbs. since I started weight training consistently.
I intend to continue weight training to make further gains in both strength and muscular size. So to get right to it, my question has to do with the body fat I have gained over the years of training. Overall, I have only gained about 15 lbs. of total body weight including, by my estimation and judgment, about 10-12 lbs. of lean mass and 3-5 lbs. of fat.
What I don't get is why haven't those extra 3-5 lbs. of fat I have gained over these years of fully consistent weight training along with still continuing with my martial arts conditioning and the ocassional running that I do hasn't been used ugly you body to compose about 3-5 lbs. I mean I have only gained about 15 lb.s of body weight in total compared to the vast majority of other guys who gained over 30 lbs. of body weight including about 25 lbs. or more of pure muscle, 5-10 lbs. or more of water, and 5-10 lbs. or more of fat within that same amount of time that I have been truly committed myself to weight tr training while continuing my martial arts regimen. I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me.