So I have been training in the gym using beginner 5/3/1. Im finishing up week 3 so I haven’t been in the program very long. Mondays and Fridays I do 531 squats and bench with each followed by 5x5 first set last and kroch rows, leg curls for.hamstrings and trice pushdowns. Wednesdays is deadlift and over head press the same way and I do lat pulldowns, incline dumbbell press and hanging leg raises and hyper extensions.
I don’t count calories like I should but I keep track of my protein. I eat 175-200 grams of protein daily with a lean body weight of 180 (that’s minus body fat).
In these few weeks I have lost 4 inches on my waist and lost my man boobs and can see a nice increase in muscle.
My question is, since I have the extra fat, bf 29%, once I get leaner will I have to eat more to maintain or gain or will it remain about the same? My theory is my body gets the extra calories from the fat, the whole in vs out, but I already eat a ton.
Breakfast: 6 eggs 2 pieces 12 grain bread and 1 cup frozen berries.
Pre workout I blend a rice and protein drink, 1 scoop protein.
Post work 2 scoops protein
Meal 1: 6oz steak and 1 cup rice
Meal 2: can of tuna And few tbs mayo
Spinach and orange juice shake before work and a big spoonful of almond butter
Meal 3: 6 oz ground turkey or sirloin 2 gold potatoes
I should try to get one more meal in at work possibly but I’ve been slacking on that. Hopefully that’s enough information.
Edit: I work manufacturing and hang parts all night. I hang parts ranging from 5-20lbs and run approximately 600 parts an hr.