Hello, I am looking for some help if someone would like to lend some thoughts. I started working out a little over six months ago. I was a runner that was running just about everyday and hitting roughly 30 miles per week. I then switched over to weights as I got sick of the constant pain and well, it was kind of boring.
I am looking to find out if I am making decent progress in my new endeavor or if there is something going horribly wrong for me. I purchased the book “New Rules of Lifting” and started using those programs as I feel like they are very useful and the theorem seems to be accepted by the populous. I was making some good gains and getting stronger as I worked my way through the programs and eventually I bought “Starting Strength” which I’m sure most of you know about. I used the methods in there and used the routine from my other book.
As I continued to get stronger I became more excited about my new hobby but recently I’m finding that things are slowing down as far as weight gains. I am trying to consume around 4000 calories a day and my weight seems to have stapled at 165. My first question is is 15 lbs pretty low for 5 months of working out? When I go to the gym I try very hard as not to waste my time and I try my best to perfect my form and go slow as not to injure myself.
Even though my weight almost seems to have stopped going up, since I started my deadlift has gone up 155 lbs, my squat doubled, as has my bench and press. I am typically able to add 5 lbs onto every set of every exercise every week. So after all my rambling, I guess my question is why am I not getting heavier if I am able to add weight every week and I try very hard to eat as much “muscle chow” as I can?
Thank you in advance.