Can I still make progress after killing myself in the gym for a few years without much results and with tons of volume?
I have stepped into the gym for the first time maybe 6 years ago. I am 21 right now.
I didn’t go consistently.
I was a chubby boy and in high school I really became obsessed with how I look and became borderline anorexic, weighing lowest 53 kg at 180 cm.
At that time, I used to go to the gym all the time and just kill myself with volume so I could feel that I can eat something. I was averaging 1000-1500 calories a day back them. I was about 17-19 at that time.
As you can imagine, I didn’t make almost any strength progress. I was “shredded” but looked like skeleton.
Years flew by and I was still hitting the gym. I have gained over 20 kg over the last 2 years but I look like a total DYEL still. I haven’t take any longer rest in a very, very long time.
What I am worried about is that my body got somehow used to the volume I put upon it and that now I can’t really make any progress even though I look like I look.
After years I have finally got my head a bit better, got out of eating disorder (even though it is still creeping in me somewhere) and now I truly want to make some progress.
I just don’t know how to go about it right now.
I am taking a one week rest completely off the gym right now and I want to go back to the gym and finally start making real progress.
Should I just try and go again with some LP program, such as fierce 5 or GZCLP?
I have been on nsuns 531 LP for some time but I always hit a wall at relatively small numbers.
Thanks for any input and help
My stats right now, to have idea about me:
~ 76 kg
Bench max= 100 kg x 2
Deadlift = 150 kg x 3 (very bad form honestly)
Squat = 120 kg x 2 (if I remember correctly. I haven’t been back squatting for a long time because of back pain, but I am back at it. Volume PR right now was probably 90 kg x 8)
Front squat = 105 kg x 2