Hi Guys I'm hoping you all can help me out. I'm 18 years old...lifted weights in high school and now have been working out steadily since October. I'm about 6' 165. My bench max is between 190-200. Heres the problem.....I've been working to get bigger muscle mass and strenght. At first my workout was ok but not great...so I consulted w/a personel trainer. In November he gave me a new workout and promised in 4-6 weeks I would look and feel bigger. This workout called for to do chest/tri one day, shoulder/legs another, and bicept/back another. One day I would do the workout at 3/8..another 3/6....and so on and so on. At first, I was getting encouraged because I felt bigger and stronger. Then, my body quit responding and I felt as though I hadn't lifted a weight. The trainer to me to not worry, but this pattern continued...so I talked with another trainer. I was told to start a new heavy workout to "shock" my body. It called for 4 sets of 6 on bench, incline, squat, arm curl, tricept pull down, shoulder press, and chest raise. Again the same problem happened...I felt VERY strong a few times...and VERY Weak Afterwards. The trainer then suggested I try a protein whey supplemnt and go to a reverse pyramid. I did. The first 3 workouts of my reverse pyramid were great...I looked and felt like I was really strong. Then on the next workout my body did not respond, I looked a weakling. I tried to subsite in new excersies(lats for chest raise, tri pull down for push down), but again my body looked awful. Now I do a pyramid one day followed by a reverse pyramid...but I'm about to give up. I've done everything the trainers have said, I get good rest, rotate weight and machines, and even took a supplement. All of these have failed...I AM NO stronger and not any bigger or muscular then when I started. Its humilating, I worked hard and spent so much money and have nothing...nothing to show for it. I'm ready to quit...I was told in 4 to 6 six weeks I'd be big 12 weeks ago. My insityt and form are great. But this pattern continues...1 weekI gain mass and strngth, the next I gain nothing and cancel all the gains from the prior week. One week I am strong as anything...the next I look I never lifted. The trainers have failed me...I'm starting to think I was meant to look weak. I need your help, this means so much to me, yet I've run out of hope. 3 months of working out, my friends have made gains, but I've got nothing. Why, no matter what, has my body not consistently built anything, instead mixing good gains(in mass) with mad to leave me nothing? Whatever you can say would really help me....I'm just so dissapointed. Thanks.