I just started working out in January of this year. I made a New Year’s resolution to take care of myself physically, and so far I have seen results. I am 26 now, but prior to January, had weighed 135 lbs since I was 15. In the 6 months since I have stuck to the adage bestowed on virtually every noob in my position “Eat BIG, lift BIG”. Though I wouldn’t say I’m lifting BIG, I’m lifting as much as I can, and increasing whenever possible.
However, I still feel like the gains are minimal, and all the BIG eating is just giving me a BIG stomach. Plus, while I’m noticing muscle development in some areas, I am not seeing it so much in others, though I work every area regularly. Currently doing 2x/wk weights and 2/wk muay thai.
wt: 165 lbs (my greatest triumph)
bf%: 18% (YIKES!!)
deadlift: 155 (need help here)
Though these may be somewhat unimpressive stats, please keep in mind that I had never lifted so much as a dumbbell before January of this year. Here are my issues: I am gaining musculature in biceps, chest, calves and thighs.
However, I am seeing zero results in my back, forearms, neck, and shoulders. I have a full weight setup in my basement with squat rack, preacher curl attachment and leg thingy (like my precise terminology?) for $200, but it’s brand new! Anyway, before I ramble myself into oblivion…HELP!!!