OK, I have been pondering on this issue for way to ****en long, and its givin me the ****s. Basically,
I was at about 85-86kg in January this year at a lower bodyfat level (2-3% lower) and quite a bit weaker. At this point, I had been properly training for about 6-7 months and had just finished a 3 week keto cut.
By now, I have bulked about 3000-4500 calories a day for about 8 months, yet I'm still about 87-88kg. I have tried many different workouts (5X5, VOLUME, ETC), with pretty much tiny muscle gain.
But the weird thing is my strenght has come up quite a bit since the begginning of the year, as you'll see in the following stats (1RM):
bench:100kg/225LB 1 rep bench: 120KG/265lb
Deadlift: 105kg/235LB 1 rep deadlift: 168kg/371lb
Curl: 40kg/90LB 1 REP Curl: 55kg/120lb
Barbell Shoulder Press: 45kg/100LB Barbell shoulder press: 65kg/145lb
As u can see, I"m quite a bit stronger, and I've gained a really small amount of muscle in the last few months, it doesn't make sense. I've also put on about 2-3% bf in between, resulting from the excess calories.
So what is happening, how come I'm gaining pretty much nothing with all the excess calories.