I’ve been lifting for about 7 months now after a long hiatus and weight drop (from 200 to 173). I’ve added some strength for sure in the first couple of months, and shot up to 180 lbs. Then I leveled off around Dec. and have seen very small gains in strength, and hardly any in actual scale weight.
Now, one thing that is confusing, is my BF to muscle gain ratio. I can’t help but feel like a lot the weight I gained was fat. My waist size didn’t really increased, but I’ve noticed the BF (in the mirror atleast) accumulate greatly on my thighs/glutes/love handles.
My diet is all really healthy foods and relatively strict. Now, I think I may need more calories, but if I’m gaining more fat than I like, shouldn’t I back off? But, if I back of then I won’t gain! I hope the BF gain hasn’t been because of not enough calories (if that’s even possible).