I am 5'6 and 120 lbs. (basically), and have been working out for a year, but I am not seeing the results I want, which is to get more muscle and get stronger.
I don't have the best diet but I do take vitamins and eat whenever I'm hungry, from salads to cheeseburgers, because I want to get more calories to use in getting more muscle. Since last year, I've only gained 10 lbs. worth of muscle. And I know this because I haven't grown taller, but have shown a lot more muscle. However, since June I haven't gained very much weight and want to know how to get bigger.
I'm 120, so it's harder for me to gain muscle because I don't have anything to turn into muscle. Are there any diets or special workouts I can do to promote better muscle growth? I don't have the best workout equipment and work out from Monday to Friday with a day in between for rest, but every time I workout I do more push ups than before, I curl 20 lb dumbbells (not that much but I haven't been lifting for very many months) along with a 40 to 50 lb barbell. I also walk around with 50 lbs worth of dumbbells where I try to walk around as much as possible while trying to keep hold of the dumbbells. I did try being on a bike but it just was time consuming and could be on a hour with no gains at all.
My favorite is pushups and bicycle crunches and can do at max 70 or so pushups, but sometimes do 50 and then a minute later 45 and than a minute later 40 etc. Every week, I sometimes get over a pound worth of food and eat it in a single setting but it just burns off, so that's why I'm wondering how to get bigger.