Currently I am only getting 100 grams of carbs a day six days a week and on my cheat day I'll get about 250 grams. I take in on average 230 grams of protein and 3,000 calories a day. I am on a low carb diet to minimize fat gains, however I am not seeing muscle gains despite the high calorie count. Should I eat more carbs? when I was eating 2,500 calories a day, I observed the same thing. So once I added 500 calories, nothing has seemed to change. My strength is going up at a decent rate. I am able to add weight to my exercises every 4-5 weeks. So, either my diet needs to change or my routine needs to change. As far as my routine on the positive and negative portions of my reps I go 2 seconds up, 2 seconds down, except on my leg exercises.. My rep range is 6-8 for 4 sets with a 3 minute rest between sets on all my exercises that involve a barbell, including ez bar curls. My first set is always a warmup set, then I do 3 heavy sets. For all my exercises that involve dumbbells I do a rep range of 8-10 with 2 minutes rest in between sets, again 4 sets, one warmup set and 3 working sets and for things like chinups and dips I rest 1 minute in between sets and do a rep range of 8-12 for 3 sets.