Lately I've been having a hard time with my progression-there doesn't seem to be much as far as muscle mass. I started lifting regularly about a year and a half ago. Initially I was 5'9 and weighed 142-really skinny. I followed the site and instruction from other members and am now up to 168. However, it seems to me that much of my gains came from my eating regiment which before the program was very low (obviously).
Lately I've noticed problems areas. And although I know that it might be b/c I am now more aware of my body, I can't help but feel that I am not gaining muscle the way other guys in the gym seem to.
I have changed my routine several times to mix it up and keep my muscles from getting used to it. I am always working to increase my load everyday in the gym and I am currently intaking about 2850-3000 cal a day. I tried creatine but found little change so I stopped. I started 1t juice and humanovar but they made me sick so stopped. I'm trying to take regular protein drinks after every workout now. In particular my arms are skinny and don't seem to change much. I'd like to bulk them up, but I also know this is hard when you have skinny wrists, which I do.
Recently I switched to Maki's "rountine 3" style with 2 sets of 6 and 10 reps. Anyway I'd like to list my routine I am currently using and hope someone could shed some light on my problems. (at least in the gym ha ha)
dumbell decline press 65lbs 6 reps/ 60lbs 8 reps
seated cable fly 65lbs 9reps/ 60lbs 8 reps
seated weighted dips 140lbs 6 reps/ 135lbs 8 reps
Underhand pull up 10reps/ 10 reps
dumbell bent over rows 60 lbs 10 reps/ 55lbs 12 reps
Barbell Shrug 170lbs 6 reps/ 160lbs 10 reps
Day 2 OFF
Decline Press 370lbs 10 reps/ 360lbs 10 reps
Squat 300lbs 8 reps/ 290lbs 10 reps
Leg extensions 145lbs 9 reps/ 135lbs 9 reps
Calve Raises 120lbs 11 reps/ 110lbs 13 reps
Tibia raises 100lbs 8 reps 90lbs 10reps
Day 4 OFF
Dumbell Front Raises 40lbs 8 reps/ 35lbs 10reps
Dumbell upright Row 45lbs 8 reps/ 40lbs 10 reps
One arm cable press 75lbs 9 reps/ 65lbs 11 reps
DB Overhead Tricep extension 70;bs 10 reps/ 65lbs 10 reps
One arm cable curl 65lbs 7 reps/ 55lbs 11 reps
DB concentration curl 35lbs 6 reps/ 30lbs 9 reps
I get about 7-9 hours of sleep a night. Any help would be greatly appreciated.