no it hasn’t. just because you’ve failed doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Look at what Eddie Hall accomplished while working terribly difficult manual labor jobs. He literally became the World’s strongest man, lol. He only quit doing hard manual labor 2-3 years before he won the title. He got monstrously strong because he prioritized it, and worked harder at it than you have been willing to. Priorities, my man.
Are you gaining a lot of weight? If not, then by definition you aren’t taking in over maintenance. Food quality and macro distribution also makes a HUGE difference when it comes to how you feel and how much energy you have. And how much you progress in the gym. Don’t just think that because some calculator told you you’re eating enough, or the right things, that you actually are.
Then make an effort to eat faster. You sound like a baby at this point. This is an issue my 4 year old son has. And I had it until I decided not to have it anymore. Put in the work, dude. You CAN eat faster. I promise. I would make food choices that are easy to get down fast. White rice is a good, calorie-dense option that most people can eat a lot of, and often. Eat that with every single meal.
That’s not surprising. I’ve never heard of pre workout drinks inducing long term progressive overload under any circumstances. That’s not a real solution to anything.
This is actually really good. Definitely keep doing that.
No. It’s time for you to man the fuck up and work harder.