im 26 yrs,6'1 and 190 lbs and have been training for 6 weeks.
I have seen NO results!!
I work 1 muscle part a day with 2-3 exercises at 3x10 each at a very high intensity.
Most exercises are compound exercises.
I eat about 120 gms protein a day with loads of cals, not always clean though.
I also eat about 5 times a day.
I have put on about 5 lbs but feel its all fat as i cant see a change in muscle shape.
Whats going wrong? More protein needed? A change in workout? Wait longer for results?
One other question,
If to gain muscle i need to eat so much protein from powders and in my diet, do i need to eat the same amounts afterwards to keep the gains?
Yep, if everyone figured out diet and training in 6 weeks then more people would stay in the gym and not quit! If you aren't in it for the long haul you aren't going to do well in the gym if you are the type of person to get frustrated and quit everytime you dont get what you want right away.
It looks like you may be suffering from a common disorder called Tryingtoohard-expectingtoomuchtoosoonitis (which generally affects newcomers to the sport).
Seems like you're working out everyday. This will only lead you to burnout and will certainly not favor muscle hypertrophy. Remember, even God rested.
Look up some of the training routines used by beginners here or elsewhere on the web and give them a shot.
Mudge makes a good point in saying that you seem to be mainly looking for a quick fix.
One doesn't train for a few months , achieve certain gains and then simply stop.
The day you stop is the day you start losing all that you worked for. This is why many of us here keep working out year in , year out.
If you are willing to do the work (both physically and mentally) and are determined to transform your body , then , welcome aboard. If you are not then don't waste your time as you will only become frustrated and disappointed.
I stand corrected, you were right.......my bench is pathetic 130lbs !!..how the *#@! i came up with 270 i dont know...miscalculated kgs to lbs i guess!
Maybe i worded this post wrong........
How long do you give a regime/diet untill you say to yourself..."hey im wasting my time, this isnt working? 6 weeks? 6 months? you just go on forever?
I have always given myself about 12 weeks to visually see change is body composition. Remeber you look at yourself everyday and it's hard to see change. Using bodyfat tests and pictures help, but change definately does not happen overnight.