I have been working out for nearly 8 months and have had great results from my biceps and tricpes (which i mostly work on) my weight has increased alot since starting but now i am struggling to do anything.
At the moment whenever i try and work out i just feel too weak, and i get nothing from my workouts, i get no feeling my training is improving, ive tried various ways of lifting as my body seems to get nothing after doing the same way a few times but that doesnt work anymore.
Im getting to a point where im just getting fed up and am thinking about stopping.
Does anyone have any feedback?
Chances are your diet and routine are subpar. Take a look at the stickies in here and the nutrition forum. Post up what you are currently doing for some critiques.
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"Now we're finally getting to the chicken or the egg question," I grinned. "Did I eat all that food because my size gives me more of an appetite, or did I get to be this big because I've been forcing myself to eat like this for years?"
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i knew you were a beast but not that kinda of a beast that eats grown men and children.. lilmase
We need a bit more information than that to diagnose the problem sir.
1) What is your diet like..what do you eat in a typical day?
2) What is your workout like...days, exercises, sets, reps?
3) How much sleep/rest do you get in a typical night/day?
4) Do you have a manual-type labor job or otherwise physically exhausting?
5) Do you engage in any other type of sport or do lots of cardio?
1) Tend to eat sandwiches in the day (tuna lettuce etc) milk, water, dinner tends to be pasta based
2)I try to work out every other day, tend to lift heaviest weights with maximum reps
3) Atleast 8 hours sleep
4)Doing three shift maintenance so get very tired and sleep patterns change
4 and 5 (if it is long) are definitely going to cut into your gains. You might think about scaling the running back. I'd try to get some more protein into the diet, some chicken and beef might help...or protein shakes.
3 is a good base, but if you are still tired can you get some additional rest during the day,...maybe a lunch hour nap or something like that?)
As for number 2...what are your exercises...bench, deadlift, OH press...?
How many sets of each exercise do you do?
How many reps for each set?
Thanks for your feedback
I do normally eat more but that is what i tend to eat everyday, i do tend to aim for as much protein as possible.
My excersies consist of Bench Press, Bicep Curls, Press Ups
your exercises should no longer have bicep curls in a list of three. squat son! and your sleep cycle is jacked up. get some melatonin (3g)
Louisville's NE YMCA
why should i no longer bicep curl?
with regards to menatonin i dont have trouble sleeping
melatonin doesnt put you to sleep or any of that Tylenol PM stuff. it helps you sleep better in the sense of sleep quality. deeper sleep, more beneficial sleep, more bang for your buck...call it what you want. just saying give it a shot...cause that might be the reason (not good enough sleep although you are getting "plenty") that you are feeling weak
Louisville's NE YMCA
It could also be that the newbie gains are over, and you are still growing, just at a much slower pace than you were initially and it's not as noticable.
This is why you're not seeing gains, any more.
Try incorporating squats, dead, pullups, bent rows, cleans into your workout. The big compound movement exercises will always get the best results. Nix any arm work, as you do these exercises, your arms will get bigger......along with the rest of you.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
Try adding some swimming...
one set of weighted swimming to failure