Today marks 1 year of solid training. I haven’t missed a single session (5pw), always eat well. I want to know is the change depicted by the numbers below possible? I heard that you can expect at best to be gaining 12-15lb lean mass a year, and that’s assuming you have amazing genetics, I seem to have gone further. Is it possible or are the numbers accidentally inflated.
Last year stats:
Height: 5ft 9
Body fat: 18%-20% as per clippers.
Lean Body Mass: 132lb
yes these values suck ass, I know.
Height: 5ft 9…still!
Body fat: 12% as per clippers.
Lean Body Mass: 156lb
My lean body mass has increased by 24lb, this is way, way over the “max what you can expect to put on” - is what I’ve heard wrong? Can 1st year newbs, with solid dedication to training and diet, expect such a change? Has anyone done even better, i’d love to hear how.
Summary of Trainig & Diet for those interested:
For the first 6 weeks, I was doing something called FTS7/FST7 can never remember which way round and I ate clean but everything, lots and lots of carbs. I stopped the plan prematurely because even though I inflated in size literally, and weight (put on 7kg), but I was gaining fat too.
The idea of putting on fat was so discomforting, that I went to much restricted diet. Not exactly sure what, but the carbs were definitely less. From here on I used 5/3/1 and did so for 6 months, making most of my strength gains. Shortly after the season started and I went into a lean cut i.e. my weight stalled at around 80, but my lift improved slightly with noticeable fat gain. That brings us to the end of the season and now i’m here.
I am now looking to lean up to 200 using, carb-backloading before I start any premature cut - good option?