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    Hello Jordan,

    I have been struggling with gaining weight and pushing my numbers up. I'm hoping you can provide me with a little guidance to get me on track. My goal is "to be a beast".

    I am 38 (39 this summer), 6'-6'1", 201.5 lbs this Friday morning with a BMI of 32.5 according to my scale. My weight seems to fluctuate more than "normal"--for example, I was as heavy as 207 on Monday of this week. I feel as though my diet is pretty consistent, but perhaps I'm way off the mark there.

    I have been running BBM templates for about a year and feel like I've been stalling for awhile now. I have run templates in the following order: The Bridge, Hypertrophy, 12 Week, Hypertrophy, Bridge 3.0, Hypertrophy. Unsure of how to proceed at the moment as I'm not seeing appreciable improvements in weight moved on the bar or gained in mass.

    Current E1RM's:

    Squat (switched to hack squats a couple months ago for a change. machine is not sled-style but rather a lever-type) - 415
    Bench - 240
    Dead - 365
    Press - 160

    I know this is not a lot of information to go on but am happy to flesh out any details. Hope I've posted this in the proper sub-forum.

    Thanks for doing what you do,

    Matt


  • #2
    Ohbee,


    Thanks for the message and I hope you're doing well.

    What's your waist measuring and do you have a video of your deadlift?
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    • #3
      Hi Jordan, thanks for the response, I appreciate it. Hope you're doing well, too.

      My waist is 36-37".

      I have a video of my deadlift but am having trouble attaching it as it's an MOV file. Please advise?

      I pulled 315x4 yesterday during a low stress week. Felt pretty easy and definitely had a couple more in the tank...

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      • #4
        Yea I think gaining weight very slowly may be advisable, but I really think you need to spend more time training. I do not think weekly progress is going to be routine for a significant period of time in a trainee's career and I'd be curious about your progression overall, though I suspect continuing to train, stick to the RPE, and monitor weight and waist circ for changes that indicate changes in management are going to be my recommendations.
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        • #5
          I will definitely continue to keep training as I absolutely love it. I'm just trying to manage expectations and set some realistic goals. I do feel I might undershoot my RPE at times.
          I don't have all my logs on hand at the moment, but I do have some numbers.

          I drove my weight up from around 175-180 with a 32" waist to where I'm at now (200-205, 36") while running LP during 2017. In December 2017, after much LP wheel spinning and getting stuck in the weeds, my last workout reads as follows:

          Squat 240 3x5, 3x4, 3x5, 1x5
          Press 115 4x3, 1x4
          Dead 260x4

          It looks like I re-set in January 2018 with the following:

          Squat 195
          Press 105
          Dead 225

          I began the BBM templates as mentioned shortly after this. Weight has remained the same during this time.

          Thanks again for the feedback, Jordan.

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          • #6
            Yea I'm not sure that after 1.5 years of training there's a lot of history to go off here in a predictive fashion. I would continue to train and make appropriate nutrition changes as indicated
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