HELP!

  1. HELP!


    I've been lifting consistently six days a week got the past 3 years. In the past year and a half I've gained no muscle. And put on fat. My diet is on point. I eat 2000 calories on a cut, with 500 or so cals of cardio, and on a bulk I eat around 4k. I eat 1.5-2 gs of protein and sufficient fat as well. I push myself in the gym and am starting to lose motivation because I'm getting nowhere, it just seems pointless. What could be the problem? I'm 5'9 and 175 currently, and according to measurements I'm 19% bf. Which is ridiculous considering how much i workout and how healthy i eat. I was 6% before i hit my plateau thinking about doing some comps. But now that goal is shot. Someone help tell me what could be wrong, thank you!


  2. Cut out your carbs !
    Knowledge is power- The power to do your part and make a difference.
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  3. I eat about 250 gs of carbs a day. I've been thinking about going back on keto and seeing how that worked for me. I could see how eating a surplus of carbs could cause fat gain, however I dont see why itd stump my muscle growth

  4. You're obviously eating too much. 4k per day as in 24 hours or as in waking up/going to bed?

    You need probably about 1800kcal/24 hours (resting) and doing 2500kcal/12 hours would most likely give you weight, might even be too much.

  5. carbs are good in the morning, how old are you I went thru a metabolism shift at age 26 where I starting putting on weight
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    carbs are good in the morning, how old are you I went thru a metabolism shift at age 26 where I starting putting on weight
    I'm only 21

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Chados View Post
    You're obviously eating too much. 4k per day as in 24 hours or as in waking up/going to bed?

    You need probably about 1800kcal/24 hours (resting) and doing 2500kcal/12 hours would most likely give you weight, might even be too much.
    My tdee should be about 2500 with my weight and with my cardio and qeightlifting during my bulk that's about 3500

  8. Quote Originally Posted by DK0313 View Post
    I'm only 21
    at your age you should be burning fat watching tv, you may need to watch carbs, how long have you been off cycle and are you taking anything? at 21 I was partying everyday so if your on beer thats a lot of sugar

  9. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    at your age you should be burning fat watching tv, you may need to watch carbs, how long have you been off cycle and are you taking anything? at 21 I was partying everyday so if your on beer thats a lot of sugar
    Been off cycle for about 5 months. Still was super lethargic and had do sex drive so My dumbass tried starting trt myself 3 weeks ago but I'm going to discontinue that and see an endo when I get health insurance. Idk if I should pct from this or not though, been doing 16p mgs of test a week, also I dont drink, once every week or two tops. I try to consume almost no sugar at all

  10. seeing an endo is good, you did a tren cycle that will sometimes affect you long after pct. your test may be low so you definately need labs

  11. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    seeing an endo is good, you did a tren cycle that will sometimes affect you long after pct. your test may be low so you definately need labs
    Would I need to pct again from just three weeks of trt or would my body start producing naturally again when Its out of my system?

  12. its possible your pct was bunk, but its been a long time, its best to get labs and see where your at. my guess is your your test is low and your E2 is probably back in range now. dont tell your doc you were on steroids, if they ask just say you only buy the preworkout stuff from gnc

  13. your so young a doctor would probably hesitate to put you on TRT, you need to see what your T level is

  14. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    its possible your pct was bunk, but its been a long time, its best to get labs and see where your at. my guess is your your test is low and your E2 is probably back in range now. dont tell your doc you were on steroids, if they ask just say you only buy the preworkout stuff from gnc
    Ironic that's where I work lol, but like I said I've been doing trt myself for three weeks. Last shot Sunday. I read a bit and thought it was a good idea. After reading more I realized how stupid of a decision it was. My question is should I pct from this low test dose or will I be fine without. Ill get bloods done as soon as this is out of my system so about in 2 weeks

  15. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    your so young a doctor would probably hesitate to put you on TRT, you need to see what your T level is
    Yes I know that's why I did it myself..

  16. Quote Originally Posted by DK0313 View Post
    Yes I know that's why I did it myself..
    you put yourself on TRT? how much are you using a week?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    you put yourself on TRT? how much are you using a week?
    Yes.. I was getting sick of having no energy through work and my workouts. My gf was getting quite irritated with me too lol. It's only been 3 weeks, and I've been on 160-170 mgs a week.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by DK0313 View Post
    Yes.. I was getting sick of having no energy through work and my workouts. My gf was getting quite irritated with me too lol. It's only been 3 weeks, and I've been on 160-170 mgs a week.
    are you feeling better? you may be diferrent but around 150 a week puts me in a sweet spot where I dont need an AI my estrogen stays low. once I venture into the 200mg range then I start to gets acne and itchy nipples.

  19. Not yet I feel pretty well the same tbh. It may have no been long enough. I'm also not 100% on my source either so that coupons be why as well. My right nipple has been hurting a few days too

  20. sounds like its bunk, is it the same source you used for your cycle? sorry about your luck man, you need to get labs done asap, sounds like you have low test, for a guy your age you should be around 600-900 total

  21. That wasn’t TRT. You just injected test for 3 weeks. There’s so much guessing and speculation going on here. Go to a Doctor, get labs. Stop creating diagnosis and treatment plans for yourself based on fatigue and some bad workouts.. That could literally be a million other things...

  22. Quote Originally Posted by heckler7 View Post
    sounds like its bunk, is it the same source you used for your cycle? sorry about your luck man, you need to get labs done asap, sounds like you have low test, for a guy your age you should be around 600-900 total
    No it isnt itd a different source, last cycle I got off the web, this test i got from someone ik at my gym. And I know, thats why I did all this because when I did get blood done twice I was under 500.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Matthersby View Post
    That wasn’t TRT. You just injected test for 3 weeks. There’s so much guessing and speculation going on here. Go to a Doctor, get labs. Stop creating diagnosis and treatment plans for yourself based on fatigue and some bad workouts.. That could literally be a million other things...
    Listen to this advice. You need a doctor to run a full spectrum of lab tests, including full thyroid panel, to investigate what the problem may be.
    May I suggest using this app to track your bloodwork tests:
    myBloodTracker for IPhone and IPad
    https://appsto.re/us/vvMndb.i
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