I am a rookie lifter trying to build muscle while keeping lean. I keep to a pretty strict workout routine, but tend to struggle with following through with a diet (I tend to skip meals sometimes)... Recently, I increased my carbohydrate intake and found that my weight is dropping slowly and I can still increase my lifts.
I struggle with the idea of "bulking" and want to stay lean throughout the year. Are my goals realistic? Does this diet support muscle growth enough? My personal stats are below to give more reference.
Strength lifts to Date
Squats: 50kg x 5
Deadlifts: 60kg x 5
Press: 30kg x 5
Day 1 - Strength (squats, press, deadlift, shoulder press)
Day 2 - Circuit (C1 - legs, C2 - back, C3 - chest)
Day 3 - rest
Day 4 - Volume (squats, press, RDs, rows)
Day 5 - Circuit (C1 - legs, C2 - back, C3 - chest)
Day 6/7 - rest