Just found my pictures from the 15th of september 2007, i am literally gutted, i have gone from eating 2000 calories a day to 1200 calories slowly back upto 1800, calories and my weight has corrolated with it, going from 171lbs to 157.5lbs, now im back to 168lbs, my body composition has not changed one bit, even though my diet (even though it is low) has been clean, only consisting of chicken, fruit, veggies, fish oil and coconut oil. I even consider oatmeal with water a cheat meal!
I workout 2 to 3 times a week
Latereals Front and Side
Standing milatary press
Doing reps and sets changing from 4x5, 5x5 to 8x8, all to failure on the last set.
I kept telling myself i am improving but its too slow to actually notice a difference like that, and just kept with it changing my routine and calorie consumption, i have had blood tests all resorting too low testosterone, low dopamine, low noradrenline, basically eveything bottom of the range, docters wont treat as im still in range.
I have decided to turn eveything upside down and increase my calories to 2500, workout with riptoes program, carry on eating the same diet, i dont see how it could be better in my honest opinion, maybe more fats need to be added. Add in HIIT, as i now have crossover stepper machine which is a lot easier on the legs which has become a problem now due to me not getting enough calories.
Im 168.5lbs currently at 5'11, 19 years old. Any advice would be great, i would like hear your opinions on or if i was overtraininig throughout all this time, as my lifts have only gone down when cutting and staying the same when increasing calories, i think my calorie consumption is too blame here.
Any advice here would be appreciated.