Been training 2x a week for 8 months and there's barely been any change in my body.

Been training 2x a week for 8 months and there's barely been any change in my body. Is doing full body 2x a week not enough volume?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Clearly not. Have you been eating enough?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Definitely not. I have no trouble reaching macro targets but putting by body through the rigamarole of constantly digesting something is legitimately tiring in of itself.

      Do you really think you've provided enough info in your opening post for anyone to give you real sound advice?
      What is your end goal, weight gain, or cutting?
      What does your training consist of?
      How much are you eating?

      My goal is to put on lean mass, aiming to get to 82kg (I weigh about 79.5-80kg before eating, 83kg+ after). I train full body b*dyweight training. My calorie requirement is 3400cal a day, which is just 3 square meals + protein shake.

      Did you get stronger? Did you gain weight?
      In the absence of these two, you will see no positive changes. Simple as.

      Stats went up and so did my weight but my physique has not changed one bit. Only time I notice it is with pump + lighting.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >bodyweight training
        Lift you fucking brainlet
        >TDEE is 3400 cals
        DOUBT

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          3400 is on the upper end of the scale as far as weight gain goes. 3000-3500 is what I've got down, and like I said, having to fulfill that is tiring so I often swing under 3000cal.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Your maintenance level would be around 2700~ calories, even at 3000 you'd be gaining weight month over month. If you were eating anywhere near 3400 calories semi regularly you would be packing on body fat noticeably even if you were gaining no muscle. Doesn't add up, chief. Your story is full of holes

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              What don't you understand about the "not eating enough part"?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, nah. You're not blowing through 700 or more additional cals during your bodyweight workouts, you lying gaylord.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                the lie, mainly. if i had to guess, someone training 2x bodyweight weekly (no other info given, probably works a desk job too etc) is barely breaking 2000kcal TDEE. if op was really eating 3000-3500kcal despite swinging below 3000kcal the weight gain would be incredibly noticeable in 8 months.

                anyways someone aiming to gain weight and not succeeding in it is genuinely retarded. stop trying to drink protein shakes, fucking buy pringles, snickers bar, bag of candies. eat pizza/mcdonalds, then fill the rest with "real food". it's literally so fucking easy to eat +5k kcal per day. stop trying to reach it only by eating boiled chicken, rice and steamed broccoli.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Just eat like shit bro

                I do the same, fullbody workout, Stronglifts 5x5, 3 times a week, where I add pull-ups and chin-ups to training A and B alternatively.

                If anything my strength has gone up since I do Progressive Overload

                Tell me, do you find your exercise hard? Do you fee it strains your body?

                >Tell me, do you find your exercise hard? Do you fee it strains your body?
                Yes, absolutely. But I also feel like I'm spinning the wheel with it, should probably start progressing to harder exercise groups. For the first 3 months I did splits 2x a week and the feeling between that and doing fullbody for those 2 days is substantial. I'm going to try going for bodyweight 3x a week, but it really does feel like the only way to put on lean mass is with weight training. The only caveat with that is that a gym membership is something I'd rather not spend money on and buying power rack and becoming homegym chad is out of the question too.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bodyweight training (calisthenics) can be incredibly efficient if done right. You need to put in a lot more effort into literally every aspect of training than you are doing now.
                Seems like your workouts, your nutrition and your rest is less than suboptimal. Go back and start again.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you really think you've provided enough info in your opening post for anyone to give you real sound advice?
    What is your end goal, weight gain, or cutting?
    What does your training consist of?
    How much are you eating?

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did you get stronger? Did you gain weight?
    In the absence of these two, you will see no positive changes. Simple as.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I assume you took progress pics OP, let's have a look at you.
    2x a week isn't a lot but you should still see a difference after 8 months.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't.

      Yeah, nah. You're not blowing through 700 or more additional cals during your bodyweight workouts, you lying gaylord.

      Sometimes I don't even reach eating 700cal in a day, forget additional calories. Do you understand now?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        your story went from 3000-3500kcal to eating 700kcal a day and wondering why you are not gaining muscle

        yeah im thinking delete thread

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I do the same, fullbody workout, Stronglifts 5x5, 3 times a week, where I add pull-ups and chin-ups to training A and B alternatively.

    If anything my strength has gone up since I do Progressive Overload

    Tell me, do you find your exercise hard? Do you fee it strains your body?

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >does light exercise twice a week
    >eats below bmr
    >>wow why am i not gaining weight?
    This thread is gay so I'm not posting porn

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Now*

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      based Op is a gay

      https://i.imgur.com/nIXLBLn.jpg

      Now*

      cringe i hate anal

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