Rather than hijack someone else’s thread, I figured I would start a fresh thread, for your flaming pleasure.
Background: I’m 5’9 without shoes and 156 pounds currently. I’ve been lifting a year, and I put on some weight in the beginning, but have plateaued for about the last 3 months.
I am currently shifting my training to a 4 day split (down from 5) and doing the big 3 with 5x5 reps rather than 3x10 or 4x8 I have tried before.
Supplements: I’m all natural, never used PHs or AAS, I’m only 20 so I’m not considering them an option at this point. I have lots of progress to make naturally first.
Diet: Here’s the (most likely) problem. I counted calories and calculated macros all day yesterday, and will do the same today. Yesterday ( to just throw out the numbers) I hit :
3680 calories, starting from 10ish am to midnight.
357 g protein, so 1428 cals, or ~38 percent
271 g carbs, 1084 cals, or ~29.5 percent
132 g fats, 1188 cals, or ~32 percent
For the cliff notes, it was an ‘on’ day, I had a protein shake in the am, a preworkout supp, amino acids during workout, gatorade(for the dextrose, and so I can stomach the terrible taste of the isolate protein) and isolate protein post workout.
My questions (and please feel free to offer criticisms in addition to these):
If I cut out the whole pizza and put in chicken and rice/potatoes instead, i can cut some fats out of my diet. Should I? Should I leave it as it is for a few weeks?
I’m getting plenty of protein, right? 2x my bodyweight is more than enough to make me smell like a pig farm, near the end of the day, should I keep it up or cut out the massive portions of steak and eggs/chicken omelet, splitting them into smaller portions? Yesterday was 5 ‘meals’.
And of course, feel free to criticize. I’m ok with it, it’s just the internet