Just wanted some opinions from people on this board.
I’m in the middle of a gaining phase that I began just under 10 weeks ago. In that time I have put on somewhere around 20-25 pounds (I don’t know exactly because my dumbass didn’t record my starting weight). However, now I’m at a sticking point of 172 pounds (that’s first thing in the morning, after using the bathroom). From personal experience of those that have been in this situation, what have you found to be the best solution? Is it best to keep upping the calories? I’ve tried that and it’s not doing anything…I’ve read that going on “maintenance” for two weeks (1 g/lb protein, light weights), then making a huge jump in calories again might also work. What do you guys think?
By the way, I don’t expect to ever put on 20 lbs in a 10 week period again. I know that’s mostly “newbie gains,” but I figure at least a half pound each week isn’t too unreasonable (my scale actually measures half-pounds).
Minor details of diet:
These are obviously very rough numbers, but they’re close.