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need help figuring out why i am gaining strength but not mass, please help!


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Joined 2014-10-04


i am 34 years old

i am 5’9”
16.7% bodyfat

max bench is 320lbs

i am trying to reach 220lbs for weight and mostly muscle

been working out for about 4 years hard

190-220 grams of protien
290-330 grams of carbs
eat as clean as possible
2900-3600 calories a day

i workout 5 days a week
monday - chest
tuesday - arms
wedensday - legs
thursday - shoulders and back
friday - chest

i am getting really strong but not bulking

i do not use supplements or illegal things

i have tried 5x5, 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps, drop sets, etc

i have tried rest times of 60 sec, 90 sec, 120sec

can someone please point me in the right direction?

thanks in advance


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Joined 2012-09-19


Are you exercising too much? You need to have rest too to recuperate.