Weight: 65 kg’s (143 lbs)
Height: 1 m 70 (5’6)
Deadlift: 175 kgs (385 lbs) 1RM
Bench: 120 kgs (264 lbs) 1RM
Squat: 160 kgs x 3 (350 lbs)
I’ve been training relentlessly for about 2 years and in that time have made incredible gains in strength and gains that are ok in size, especially considering that i was absolutely tiny when i first started training. However over the past 6 months i have seen the most gains in my strength and have been practically religious with my training and have seen barely any gains in size, i just keep getting more cut regardless of how i train and seemingly how i eat.
Understandably I’m doing something wrong, as at my age especially i should be able to pack on some mass, especially considering that I am really light to begin with. I doubt its my training as I focus my training purely on mass gaining excersizes and do a lot of powerlifting excersizes (esp. deadlifts, bench and squats). I hardly do any cardio as i dont need considering the low Bf %.
Ruling bad training (which maybe i shouldnt be doing but will leave that till another post) out its obviously my diet that is costing me dearly. I’m in res at university at the moment so cant get my diet spot on due to the food we get in the dining halls, but I do use a blender to make shakes in my room and have other meals over and above my normal 3 meals from the dining hall.
Currently squeezing in about 3000 cals a day with my meals and shakes, 350g - 400g of carbs and about 200g of protein. Supplements im taking, Mass Gaining Protein Powders (Serious Mass), Creatine and Jack3d as a pre work out.
I would just like some suggestions as to how i can change my intake of calories and carbs to optimise my mass gains and how i can change my supplementation to also help with that. Also suggestions for high carb shake recipes will be more than welcome as well…
Thanks for the time!