Over the past 14 weeks, I’ve gained a considerable amount of size, and strength along with it (145lbs - 190lbs at 5’8")
Now as you can imagine, since I gained 50lbs in such a short time frame, quite a bit of it was fat.
I haven’t been aiming to put on more bodyweight, because I’ve got a bit more ‘pudge’ than i’d like, so as a result my lifts haven’t been increasing. And I am not losing weight, so my fat levels aren’t decreasing either.
I’ve been at this sticking point for about 3 weeks now, and could use some advice on how to break through it.
If you need a visual, I can say that I look pretty much the same as CT did before his transformation (admittedly with a lot less muscle/strength underneath)
Strength levels -
Bench press: 100kg x 5 (going to swich to DB’s now, I feel uncomfortable doing this without a spotter)
Seated DB press: 35kg DBs x 8 (again without a spotter, getting these into position takes a couple reps out of me)
Back squat: 160kg x 5 (as long as I keep eating, this keeps going up)
Deadlift: 160kg x 5 (grip issues)
I wouldn’t feel right ‘dieting’ to lose some fat because I just don’t feel I have enough of a base to diet down to. I would like to be reasonably lean though when I go to florida in 6 months! I hope to be a lot bigger by then too.