I am an ectomorph trying to gain. I am 6' 2" tall and stuck at 199 lbs. It seems impossible to break 200. However, I am very pleased with the way my chest, arms and shoulders are looking. My legs are still bird legs, but I only started working on those religiously as of 1/1/11.

I am eating clean. Breakfast is three eggs, a cup (prior to cooking) of oatmeal and three strips of turkey bacon. The meals for the rest of the day are 1/2 a plate of beans (home-cooked), a 1/4 plate of veggies and a 1/4 plate of meat. I usually eat 4-5 of these after breakfast throughout the day. Late at night, I eat one natural peanut butter sandwich, on two slices of whole wheat bread, with each slice of bread having 8 grams of net carbs, along with a glass of milk. (I actually think I need to eat more at night, since I am not always sleeping through the night and waking up hungry at times.) My eating target is really simple, being 50% complex carbs, 25% veggies and 25% protein.

My workout plan is equally simple. No cardio, because the last thing I need is to raise my ecto metabolism even higher. My lifting plan is low reps at higher weights, again, to keep my metabolism from spiraling out of control. I do only two sets, which usually takes about 45 minutes to complete. I workout 6 days a week, doing chest, arms and shoulders on one day, and legs, abs and lower body the next, and take one day off per week.

In any event, I have a wee bit of fat around my waist. Actually, my stomach is fairly flat and is hard to the touch and not flabby. What fat I have lands on the sides, towards the back, in what we know as 'love handles.'

I have a scale which measures both weight and body fat percentage. The body fat percentage varies depending on what mode I use. If I select the 'normal' mode, the scale shows my body fat percentage to be 22%. If I select 'athlete' mode, the scale shows my body fat percentage to be 18%.

So my question is, at this weight and height, should I continue to focus on gaining, or start working on limiting carbs and add in a bit of cardio to lower body fat? Or, given I am stuck at 199 lbs, should I start eating more calories per day, in order to get and stay above 200, particularly given I am focusing on reversing bird legs?