I’ve been lifting for about a year and a half now and since then have gone from 148 to 188 so far (5’11, 18 years old). I originally started out doing Waterbury’s TBT and got up to 170 in a couple months and from there did some more cardio/sport specific stuff for awhile so my weight gain hit a plateau to say the least. From there I tried WS4SB and maybe gained 1 pound over a 10 week period.
In the past few months I started doing 5x5 and after about 14 weeks was up to ~188. Now I’m not sure where to go from here because my weight has hit a plateau once again despite increasing calorie intake by ~400-500 calories. I’m still making strength gains but no mass gains anymore.
I’ve been thinking about trying a bodypart/bodybuilding type of split but I’ve had people telling me to just stick with the basics for awhile longer since I’m still considered a beginner and splits are for more advanced trainees. But I’ve also read things contradicting that online so I’m at a point where I’m not sure which direction to go.
Would it be wise to try out a body part split routine or just stick with something like 5x5 or 3x3? My main goal is mass gain right now and to hit 205lbs.
Thanks for any advice/help in advance.