I started loading the BT german creatine 2 weeks ago. I noticed almost instant results from day 3 of loading. However now that I’m further into my use of the creatine (5g a day) it seems as though I’m gaining a lot of weight, but not lean muscle.
I’m 6’00" 180. I started my training @ 150lbs 6 months ago. Thanks to help from everyone on this site I have been able to pack on 30lbs of mostly muscle in 6 months.
I’m currently on a 5000kcal diet at a 35-50-15 p/c/f macro. I’ve been on this diet for about 4 weeks. (2 weeks longer than the creatine).
I just wanted suggestions/thoughts on what might be wrong here? Or if this is a perfectly normal outcome for this kind of diet mixed with the micronized german creatine.
On a side not I talked to my Godfather the other day who was heavily into lifting when he was younger. I work on a stationary machine @ home.
Since it’s pretty limited I alternate between upper and lower body every other day (same routine, same muscle groups). He suggested that switching to free-weights might help me significantly in continuing to see results.
Sine i’ve heard that free-weights are the way to go from many other people as well. I was wondering if it’s worth it to buy a gym membership?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts/suggestions.