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    Default Building Muscle as opposed to upping strength

    So I've been going to the gym regularly for the past 4 or 5 months and have been using a 3 day split routine geared for increasing my strength. I've gotten noticibly stronger (upped my bench from 180 to 235) but I haven't really gotten any bigger. I mean I've gained about 12 lbs but when i look at myself in the mirror I look like I did 5 months ago except with a slightly more muscular look. Anyways my question is how should I go about about building a noticible amount of muscle while still climbing the strength ladder?

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    How much fat have you put on?

    12lbs isnt bad for 4-5 months, if theres little fat added. Increase to a 4 day split and make sure you up your calories and get in 1 gram of protien for every lb of bodyweight.

    Whats your routine like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bouncerbob44 View Post
    So I've been going to the gym regularly for the past 4 or 5 months and have been using a 3 day split routine geared for increasing my strength. I've gotten noticibly stronger (upped my bench from 180 to 235) but I haven't really gotten any bigger. I mean I've gained about 12 lbs but when i look at myself in the mirror I look like I did 5 months ago except with a slightly more muscular look. Anyways my question is how should I go about about building a noticible amount of muscle while still climbing the strength ladder?
    You can try this routine, but if you post up what routine you are doing then we can have a look at it for you
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    Ive been using the Football Strength Workout posted in the workouts section.
    To Possum: Ye, a little of it is definitely fat, but not much. Also I try to eat as much protein as possible but i often run into issues ( I live in a house with 3 other people so I never know if my food will be there when I get home).

    Also, what are some high calorie, high protein, low fat foods? (if there are such things).

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    well best way to up ur calorie/protein intake at same time is by protein supplements.But protein alone can have a certain amount of calories, the rest need to come from other things, such as carbs or fats.

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    Also, what are some high calorie, high protein, low fat foods? (if there are such things).[/QUOTE]

    Try reading http://www.muscleandstrength.com/art...ding-diet.html
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    Kevin;68228]Also, what are some high calorie, high protein, low fat foods? (if there are such things).


    Sussed it mate....
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