Well, I am a 19 year old male, and I’ve been training since pretty much before I was really even a teenager. Of course, with those years I spent training I’ve improved a lot, my diet and training have become more intense and complex and I’ve learned a vast amount. However, I feel that something is wrong, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Perhaps you folks with more knowledge and experience could help me.
I have a ridiculously high metabolism. I can eat 4000 calories in a day and somehow still have a hard time gaining an ounce. Right now I’m 5’9 1/2 and sitting at around 163 pounds and I feel quite small. I’ve been on a perma-bulk pretty much since I’ve been training. I try to eat 4-6 decent meals a day. It’s something like this:
6-7 whole eggs
A few strawberries
A double portion of whatever is being served at the campus cafeteria
Nachos with beef and cheese or two portions of spaghetti with meat sauce
A few apples
Steak, salmon or chicken (depending on what’s available)
Some vegetable (whether it be green beans, broccoli, spinach)
some fruit (apples, strawberries)
Oat meal or leftover meat if not both
If I’m hungry after that then I’ll eat another meal 2-4 hours later…
Hopefully that isn’t too terrible of a diet.
I’ve definitely made some gains, but I’ve noticed that I’m getting surprisingly fatter. My mom noticed that I’m starting to get a bit of a gut and I noticed it as well. As I’d said I have a very high metabolism, so it isn’t like I can just get fat from just looking at certain foods. Why exactly is that?
I have started to ramp up my ab workouts, but I’m not sure if that’s exactly the solution. Whatever I gain in muscle I also have started to gain in fat, and I’m still small as hell. Other guys my age (and even younger) that I know are doing much less but still end up gaining more lean mass and less fat. They’re all pretty much bigger than me. I don’t think this boils down to being simply genetics.
What exactly am I doing wrong here? Is it my training? Diet?
I could outline my training but this thing is already long enough…