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New Gains and Training, Nutrition, and Recovery...


#1

So here's the scoop. I'm making a pretty good amount of gains right now and want to keep momentum on my side. I'm starting to slow down a bit I've been bulking for 3 weeks and previously before that I was at the end of my cut. My body stats as of the end of my cut: 5'3 141lbs 4-5%BF.Arms-14.25, Chest-41,Thighs-21 Calves-13.75, Waist 26. My stats now: 150lbs 7-9%BF. Arms-15, Chest-43, Thighs-23, Calves-14, Waist-28.5, and my shoulders and traps have exploded!.

Pretty good amount of gains, but I've noticed throughout the day I hold a TON of water, but I look pretty shredded right when I wake up, but during the day I look like I'm 12% at times. I'm training each muscle twice a week. I've gotten significantly stronger since my cut obviously. Progressive overload on at least one exercise every gym session.

Here's my diet: I have a scale and measure it out, everyday. I only eat organic fruits and vegetables and I get my meat from a butcher.
Meal one: 120g Oatmeal, 144g Strawberries, 68g Blueberries, 7mL Coconut Oil, 4 Whole eggs, 4 egg whites, 1tsp Cinnamon, 240mL Whole Milk. Macros, F-39.5, C-114, P-55, cal-1031.5. (Anything wrong with this)
Meal Two- 197g Brown Rice, 100g Broccoli/Asparagus, 0.5oz Mushrooms, 5oz Chicken Breast, 1tsp Apple Cider.
Meal Three- 197g Brown Rice, 100g Broccoli/Asparagus, 0.5oz Mushrooms, 5 oz Chicken Breast, 1tsp Apple Cider.
Meal 4 Pre-Workout meal- 300g Sweet Potato, 5oz Chicken Breast, 55g Pineapple, 1 tsp Apple Cider.
Meal 5 Post Workout Meal- V-Core Protein, Jet-Mass Creatine, 1 tsp cinnamon.
Meal 6- Fat free Greek Yogurt, 13g Flax/Chia seeds, 16g Peanut butter.
I take a fish oil supplement.

Final Macros- P-246, C, 337.5, Fat- 73. Total Calories- 3000.

Am I doing anything wrong?


#2

Yeah, it’s only been three weeks… Come back in 30 weeks.

Your body doesn’t operate on the same time line as your attention span. Give it time, 6 months is a good start. If you are getting fat, your diet is wrong (wrong food, too much food, food timing) and/or you are not consistent with your work out. Make small changes.

etc, etc, etc.

Read a few nutrition articles before asking how your diet is. First thing you are going to learn is that the only person that has the one true answer is you.


#3

Your diet makes it seem like you are drinking the ACV during your meal. It should be consumed ~20 minutes prior to eating.