Let me describe myself:
I have been weightlifting since I graduated (2010). Before graduation I weighed close to 120lbs, now I weigh (on a good day) 163lbs (I'm 5' 11"). I have plenty of definition but want to build mass. I have done a lot of research for different routines and everything that has to do with body building.
Body fat %: 8.8
My Diet: I'm happy with my diet. It consists of high protein (chicken) and healthy carbs (whole wheat bread, fruits, oatmeal). Not Much fat though. (Usually several servings of peanut butter a day) On Saturdays, I eat anything I want.
My Ultimate Goal: Body Building - I get compliments all of the time, but I'm still "too skinny" (for my own standards). I want to gain probably 10 more healthy pounds.
Right now I have a 6 day routine and substitute the cardio and abs for high intensity kick-boxing classes. I usually switch up my workout routines every 3 months or so. So I am fairly satisfied with that.
- Bench Press Max: 225lbs (~145% of my body weight)
- Deadlift Max: 255
- Squat Max: 235 lbs (I know this needs to be increased, I've been focusing more on legs recently)
My Main Question: - GNC Mass XXX
Right now, I'm taking GNC's Mass XXX. I only take a little over half a serving (about 30g of protein) because I know my body does not process the full 50g)
- Is it worth it?
- Is there an alternate suggested supplement? (Really any weight gaining supplements)
- Should I not be taking anything at all and do something different?
So to sum myself up - I'm pretty experienced with weightlifting and dieting, and ultimately I'm satisfied with where I'm at. Why not get stronger and bigger though? With my low body fat percentage and intense workouts, what should I do to gain strength and weight? I have been at a plateau for almost 6 months with only seeing gains in my abdominal area and legs.