I've got a new plan to put on some lean muscle and am hoping that I can get some advice from people that are similar to me. I know from certain posters like chardawg, eric cressey, and nate dogg, that they have similar problems as me. When I try to gain mass I alwasy put on fat too easily. My fat always goes on my chest and my lovehandles first and it's just not a look that I like.
My biggest past mistake is that I increased calories too much ala massive eating and got fat quick. When I start getting fat too quick, I get aggrivated and my progress stalls. It's not the fact that I lose my 6 pack. It has more to do with most of my weight being gained in my midsection.
1) Increase calories slowly so that mayby my body will get better adjusted to the extra food. I'm hoping that I will slowly gain and as a result I will be able to increase calories without much fat gain.
2) I tend to have an imbalance between my upper body and my lower body. My quads and hams are ok but my calves are pretty small. I'm going to go on John Roman's DIR for 5-6 weeks and leave all upper body on maintenance.
3) Afte DIR, I'm going to try to work out quads and hams twice a week. I'm going to use something along the lines of antibodybuilding hypertrophy but I'm going to be squatting twice a week and working hams twice a week. During this time, I'm going to put my upper body on a maintenance workout also.
I figure since legs are my weakest bodypart that focusing on them will allow for more growth. Any help from the above posters or anybody willing to help would be greatly appreciated.