I’ve been doing a program based on Scrawny to Brawny (as best I can at home w/out a gym membership) for a few months now. I’m nealy 10 pounds over where I was when I started eating and lifting bigger.
While I can see in my shoulders and arms that some of it is muscle, some of it is also fat. The gut that I lost last year is starting to return and the pants I bought last year when I weight 15 pounds less fit tighter.
So what should I do?
Drink 2 protein/carb shakes before and after workouts instead of 3 shakes before DURING and after (at 25gm protein and 50gm carbs each, 150gm carbs within 90 minutes seems like a LOT to me.)
Ride my bike more for more cardio to burn excess carbs & fat.
Lower the weights a little and do more reps.
Don’t change anything and don’t worry about fat until I’m happy with the muscle mass, then work on losing the fat.