So I have been lifting for about 3 years now off and on, with varying types of exercise programs. Recently; however, I decided to get more serious and I started adding more supplements etc, took out cardio, and did more serious lifting. I have seen a change in the amount that I can lift now, but it isn’t very noticeable.
I have always had weak muscle tone and problem putting on muscle though. My problem is that over the last 4 months I have went from around 180 to around 205. It isn’t noticeable to others, as I am tall, but my midsection has definitely grown. I need some help on what direction I should take.
Should I add cardio, and go the less weight more reps route?
Should I stop taking protein shakes/eating as much?
I really need some solid suggestions for a good program to use or how I should modify my current one. Although I wouldn’t call myself a beginner, I don’t think I could handle an intense program. Also, to keep in mind, I have bad knees and shy away from doing heavy power lifts/leg lifting. Any advice would be welcomed greatly.