If you've been following my log, you'll see that I'm trying to gain some size, because right now I don't feel like I'm someone you'd look at and say "yeah, he lifts." If you haven't, for reference I'm 19, 5'7" and as of this morning 150lbs. The last time I took measurements was June 6th, as follows:
6/6/2013 - 12:15 PM - No Workout Yet
Chest: 41.0" unflexed
Waist (1/2" above navel): 30.5"
Hips (at hip bone): 36.5"
Right bicep (cold flex): 13.5"
Left bicep (cold flex): 13.5"
Right forearm (cold flex): 11.5"
Left forearm (cold flex): 11.5"
Right calf (cold flex): 14.5"
Left calf (cold flex): 14.75"
Right quad (cold flex): 22.5"
Left quad (cold flex): 22.0"
Since then, I've done some "checkpoint" measurements and I've gained no size except for my forearm which are at 12" now. Thanks to my job I've been at for a month now (commercial lawn care and landscaping, Monday - Friday 6:30am to 5pm).
I've been going to the gym about 4 days a week on average, depending on how hard of a day at work it was. My calorie intake on work days is at least 3200, some days it goes over 4k.
I'll wake up some mornings at 156 and 3 days later I'm back down to 150 or 149.8.
I was doing 5/3/1 and wasn't seeing or feeling anything, I was never sore and sometimes I couldn't hit the weight I "needed". I've switched it up a little bit doing more volume (5 sets of 10) and that's the only way I ever get sore or anything.
Anyway, back on topic. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, I haven't gained any size at all but, I will say this, I've gained LOTS of strength in ALL of my lifts, especially anything with upper back involvement (thank you job, again).
If you have time to check out my log, and look at my lifts of when I started it and my most recent, you'll see my strength has improved a lot.
Any comments, ideas, knowledge, anything, I just feel stuck in a rut.