Hey guys, Im new to the forum so sorry if this is the wrong place posting.
Just a brief background. My names Adam, I started lifting back in February 2010. I weighed in at 198 at 6'3'', not sure of the bfi. I lifted for a year at a 24 hour gym, mainly just taking whey and creatine for a small portion.
After a year of lifting, was tired of the limited machines so I switched to a larger gym with free benches and more machines. As of now, I am 20 years old, 210, 6'3'' or so, about 10% bfi.
About 7 months into lifting, I was around 225, though much more bloated. I didnt diet at all, I got sick and didnt lift or eat, and went down to 208. I have been around 210-215 ever since.
I lift 4-5 days a week. Usually Chest/tris, back/bis, abs/shoulders, or some sort of mix up of that. Ususally for about 20-25 sets on a normal day of each muscle group that day, more like 30-35 on a good day. I am attempting to constantly throw in new exercises (cables/free weights/machines). After lifting, I almost never really have that good pump, I mean there is a pump but not like when I had first started, and I am never soar the next day. Dead lifts used to hurt for days after, and I am now doing more then I had ever deadlifted but yet my back or any muscle group is ever soar.
I have about 3-4 shakes a day, one in the morning, one before I left, one after, and one at night. I consume ~150-180 grams protein via shakes alone daily. I try to eat simply, complex carbs, turkey/chicken sandwiches, tuna, etc. At the moment just taking whey and preworkouts.
I am basically looking for advice on to bulk up a little more. I was looking to stay leaner and still put on some. I am at the stage where bicep veins are almost present and abs are vague.
I dont have any legitimate before pictures, but Can get some fb and after pictures for you guys. I just need to get to like 225 but not get bloated from creatine or any other things, and just wondering if I am just lifting incorrectly or if I am just not noticing my gains.
Thanks again in advance, and appologize if this is the wrong forum.