is this normal ?

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    Sep 13, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    Been bulking for a month now . I have gotten bigger but also my body just looks like a solid sheet of skin with little or no muscle tone. Is this how it looks in the begining? ive only gained 2 lbs , bf has stayed the same. I reduced my cals from 4500 to 3500 , with 3000 on days off. I also added a little more cardio. When does the muscle come in ?
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    Sep 14, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    You're making this question for the 100th time.

    1. Do you know your body fat %? Do you know how to measure whether you're gaining fat or muscle when your weight increases? Do you measure this regularly? Or you just use the mirror?

    2. Do you have a systematic diet in which you know what goes into your every meal in terms of protein, carbs and fats? Do you have a fixed schedule for your meals or you just eat whenever possible? Are you consuming high glycemic carbs when you shouldn't?

    3. How long have you been working out and how have your lean mass gains been so far? NO ONE makes *natural* gains in their 5th year like they did on their first. It's horrendously slow after the first 30lbs. Taller guys like you need a lot more than 30lbs to gain a visibly *muscular* volume that would require significantly less mass from a 5'8"/1.73m guy. Are you comparing your results with those of shorter guys or juiced guys?
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    Sep 16, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    bachian saidYou're making this question for the 100th time.

    1. Do you know your body fat %? Do you know how to measure whether you're gaining fat or muscle when your weight increases? Do you measure this regularly? Or you just use the mirror?

    2. Do you have a systematic diet in which you know what goes into your every meal in terms of protein, carbs and fats? Do you have a fixed schedule for your meals or you just eat whenever possible? Are you consuming high glycemic carbs when you shouldn't?

    3. How long have you been working out and how have your lean mass gains been so far? NO ONE makes *natural* gains in their 5th year like they did on their first. It's horrendously slow after the first 30lbs. Taller guys like you need a lot more than 30lbs to gain a visibly *muscular* volume that would require significantly less mass from a 5'8"/1.73m guy. Are you comparing your results with those of shorter guys or juiced guys?



    yeah i can count thanks jack ass , prob because im not getting results .

    Bottom line im going to find juice , its been trial and error to long . Yes i know all this already . I was a former ACE trainer . I can help others unfortunately my body does not take to that advice . I am on a plan w a trainer as well. My body still will not respond. No one has as much of their life depending on their physical appearance on this site as much as I do. I just thought that maybe somebody could give an insight to something I might be overlooking. Wait I forgot all the good guys with good advice left this site about a yr ago . If there was results I might have a different tone .
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    Sep 16, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    Before you ask this sort of question, you have to provide LOTS of information for people to help you. I don't have a crystal ball to know what you eat during the day, how your hormones are, how many years of training you have... Help the ones who want to help you.

    Don't even think about juicing before you exhausted every other alternative. One or two things are happening: you have a hormonal problem (in this case, even a good diet wouldn't work) or you have a diet problem. My strong suspicion is that your diet is inadequate. Even the strongest steroids that man can make won't give you any gains if your diet is lacking.
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    Sep 18, 2014 6:39 PM GMT
    bachian saidBefore you ask this sort of question, you have to provide LOTS of information for people to help you. I don't have a crystal ball to know what you eat during the day, how your hormones are, how many years of training you have... Help the ones who want to help you.

    Don't even think about juicing before you exhausted every other alternative. One or two things are happening: you have a hormonal problem (in this case, even a good diet wouldn't work) or you have a diet problem. My strong suspicion is that your diet is inadequate. Even the strongest steroids that man can make won't give you any gains if your diet is lacking.

    Agreed plus you look like you have too much weight on you in this picture. Never did roads never would. People like to take short cuts instead of diet and hard work in the gym.
    Mike I don't think he was being a jackass you didn't give enough info on what you were doing/eating specifically. There are good and bad calories, you didn't even talk about what your calories are being made up of. I used to take a little whey protein, now no supplements at all. Why short cut? Do the work in the gym and with good food.icon_idea.gif
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    Sep 18, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    Mike, did you implement the suggestions made in your other threads? I remember asking you some questions but don't recall you responding.

    My gut tells me it's either that you're not lifting heavy enough or maybe you need to get your testosterone levels checked. Make sure you go to an endocrinologist and not some guy who's just there to hand out roids. If you don't need them don't do it.