What is the typical culprit if I have not been able to add to my lifts for several years?
Ran 5/3/1 for one year; no gains.
Ran my own program of 4 sets of 8 at 70% of 1RM; no gains.
Tried Thib’s program for natural lifters (heavy rest/pause and drop sets); no gains.
I am unable to add any weight to any of my lifts.
If I eat more then I just get more fat, not muscle.
I’ll be 42 in May; been working out for about five years now.
Married with two kids and work 8-5 so I get up at 4:30 to eat breakfast and start working out about an hour later.
I have a squat cage in my garage and a barbell so my lifts are press, pull ups, bench press, rows, upright rows, rear delt rows, front squats (I’m 6’3", all legs), deadlift, and one leg calf raises.
Any advice would be invaluable. Please don’t flame me out. Thanks