- 05-13-2018, 06:30 PM
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!
- 05-20-2018, 06:02 AM
05-21-2018, 01:05 AM
Nothing at all has changed with your diet? No alcohol or a little extra food here and there? Have you been under a lot of stress or had any big changes in your sleep?
05-21-2018, 01:12 AM
If nothing else has truly changed, you might want to consider getting some bloodwork done.
05-21-2018, 11:08 AM
05-21-2018, 11:11 AM
05-21-2018, 12:49 PM
05-21-2018, 01:20 PM
Now you could keep using the same exercises and ‘change’ by using more weight/more reps each week but that only works for newbies, after a while it impacts recovery too much.
You can look at periodisation, micro cycles, mesocycles etc but I’d keep it simple and just start a new training program every 12 weeks (make sure you include less intense and more intense weeks). You don’t even have to change the actual program, just the lifts (pull sumo instead of conventional, box squat instead, change grip on rows, incline instead of flat bench etc). Basically give your body a new stimulus to force it to adapt by getting bigger and stronger
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