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JAJF
03-01-2005, 12:08 AM
I have been lifting for almost 6 years, and I have not gained 1lb of muscle. I used to weigh 310 lbs 33% body fat, and I am now 235lbs. I have increased the amount of weight I can lift, and can gain strength easily, but I cannot gain a pound of muscle.

If I increase my caloric intake excessively (even if it is solid protein) then I gain fat like crazy.

suggestions?

Also how well does Cottage cheese work as a protein source?

JAJF

Vapour Trails
03-01-2005, 09:10 AM
How do you know you haven't gained a pound of muscle?

Gutz981
03-01-2005, 09:14 AM
Cottage cheese is a good...(and tasty) form a protein...

spencerjrus
03-01-2005, 10:11 AM
I have been lifting for almost 6 years, and I have not gained 1lb of muscle. I used to weigh 310 lbs 33% body fat, and I am now 235lbs. I have increased the amount of weight I can lift, and can gain strength easily, but I cannot gain a pound of muscle.

If I increase my caloric intake excessively (even if it is solid protein) then I gain fat like crazy.

suggestions?

Also how well does Cottage cheese work as a protein source?

JAJF

Sounds like you're a mesomorph, try adding 3-4 days of cardio to your lifting schedule and cut back on foods high in fat, try to stick with just high calorie/high protein foods.

JAJF
03-01-2005, 01:09 PM
I will do what I can to add cardio, but with school; the availability isn't there.

Rik-s
03-01-2005, 02:52 PM
Eat 6-8 meals Regularly, should speed up your metabolism a bit as well...


I will do what I can to add cardio, but with school; the availability isn't there.
Why? Get yourself a bike and do some HIT, only about 15-20 mins needed. Get up about an hour early in the morning and have a piece of fruit of something then do your cardio, that way it wont cut into the rest of your day.

no regrets
03-01-2005, 02:53 PM
cottage cheese is a very good source of casein protein.

Vido
03-01-2005, 03:44 PM
Sounds like you're a mesomorph

ummm, mesomorphs gain muscle the easiest

betastas
03-01-2005, 04:01 PM
but I cannot gain a pound of muscle.


I too am curious about how you have not gained a pound of muscle. Strength cannot increase without increased muscle mass past a certain point. It sounds like a steady increase over 6 years would indicate increased muscle mass too.

SDhick
03-01-2005, 04:08 PM
If you have gotten stronger and lost weight you probably have added alot of muscle.

JAJF
03-02-2005, 12:41 AM
If you have gotten stronger and lost weight you probably have added alot of muscle.

My arms have never gone above 16". Recently I increased my straight bar curl to 135lbs from 100lbs, and I haven't gained an inch.

Whenever I do a body fat composition test it comes out to the same weight for muscle mass. It is very weird.

JAJF

Max-Mex
03-02-2005, 04:46 AM
You're probably not eating enough, and I would guess you aren't eating "right", so to speak.