Hi everyone, new here but found it on a search through google.
I've been training for the last three months and while I have seen some great strength increases (about 25 pounds on all upper body work and 50+ on lower body stuff), I just can't seem to gain any mass. I take two protein shakes a day with about 1.5 scoops in each (45 grams of protein or so when milk is added) and eat whenever I can. THe problem is, now I'm working and don't get breaks for five hours at a time so I don't eat as often as I should. As far as weight changes, all I've done is cut some fat to go from a fatty 155 to a slightly more toned (not close to cut) 150.
Also, I'm doing Max-OT for my routine.
Is there anything I should be changing other than just diet?
Just watch me ...
Nope. You just need to eat more.
If you don't know how MUCH more, track your food on www.fitday.com for a while. If you aren't gaining on what you THINK you should be gaining on, eat more.
Built is right, just eat. Try taking a bag of mixed nuts with ya to work, they have lots of good fat, protien, and calories.
Breaker of Skulls
Yep, I always bring a freezer bag of food to work. Usually a handful of oats or peanuts, a protein bar, and a yogurt. Helps keep me from getting hungry mid-morning and in the afternoons.
5'9" 195 lbs
SQ 490x1 (raw)
BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
SN 209x1 C+J 250x1
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I'm in a similar situation, I can't really eat at work except for lunch time. I just keep a few raison bran bars in my pockets (110 cals each) and inhale them between meals. I make up for this by eatting a massive breakfast, lunch and supper.
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