I think I need some help and motivation.
After 2+ years of serious training, I hit a plateau and feel a bit ‘lost’.
I will try to resume all the stats and history you need without getting too much in details :
currently 180 Lbs
very weak : max bench 195, max squat 200, max DL 250
At the beginning I was fat at 180 Lbs (max bench 148 !).
I first lost 18Lbs in 6 months with a deficit diet, and a bodyweight and full-body routine…I became skinny with a 6-packs…(you can see this on my avatar pic).
Then I gained those 18Lbs again.
Of course I tried different programs and diets, but the ones I stick the most with were :
-5/3/1 for 6+ months (gained some strenght but hit a plateau after 6 months)
-12 weeks with John Meadows (very motivational, I lost some BF but did not gained size)
-This winter I worked 10 weeks with Brian Carroll (good powerlifting program, back to the basics ! I gained some strenght)
For now I train Westside way.
My diet is a lean gain approach ‘ala Miyaki’ approx 3.000 cal, 180-200g PRO, 300-400g CHO, 70-100g FAT.
My problems today :
-despite training 3-4 times/week and eating clean, I feel skinny-fat. EVERYtime I tried to (clean) eat more I gained fat on the belly. I think the bulk/cut approach is def not for me. Today I am a bit lost with diet
-strenght gains, and even more hypertrophy gains are near zero for now. My fist goal is to add some SIZE, but today I dont look like I even lift :-/
Any idea ?
Thanks, and please excuse my English !