Hi all, long time reader - first time poster…
I have been training for a year or so, but have really increased my diet and the intensity of workouts over the last uninterrupted 4-5 months.
I recently purchased a copy of Scrawny to Brawny and have been following its phases and diets. Following the final phase of this (another month) I plan on further researching some plans on here and following that.
My question relates to lean gains. I am what some may call a ‘hardgainer’, but this is likely more due to previous diet, exercise and lifestyle than anything. Currently
I weigh only 165, which is about 15 lbs more than 6 mths ago.
I have noticed with my training i seem to be gaining around 2 lbs per month - while my bodyfat has not changed much from around 8-9%.
What i am wondering is:
is it limiting my gains to not increase bodyfat also, or is this rate of mostly lean gain a good thing?
I understand the ‘noob gains’ may be a big part of my achievements thus far.
My long term goals are to gain a considerable amount of muscle over time (220 lbs over several years). Also i should add i am not worried about increasing my bodyfat levels, within reason =)
I would greatly appreciate some advice from anyone out there who may like to help.
Thanks in advance,