Im not building mass and its been a month

Jan 28, 2014
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#1
Hi, ive been training for well over a year, initially i focused on cardio, but now i realized the cardio was negatively effecting testosterone levels, my main aim was to cut my weight down which i have done for the past month, i train at the gym regularly and i try to get as much protein in as i can, i train around 3x a week, ive noticed i dont bulk up as i used to, ive cut out cardio from my ragime, and i only focus on upper body, my diet is in check but im not seeing the results as i would have liked im guessing this is down to my age as im 32 years old. Is there anything else i need to do. Or is there any advice anyone can provide
 
May 17, 2013
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#3
Hi, ive been training for well over a year, initially i focused on cardio, but now i realized the cardio was negatively effecting testosterone levels, my main aim was to cut my weight down which i have done for the past month, i train at the gym regularly and i try to get as much protein in as i can, i train around 3x a week, ive noticed i dont bulk up as i used to, ive cut out cardio from my ragime, and i only focus on upper body, my diet is in check but im not seeing the results as i would have liked im guessing this is down to my age as im 32 years old. Is there anything else i need to do. Or is there any advice anyone can provide
Need more info than this. What exercises are you doing? How much weight are you pushing? Why are you not working lower body along with your upper body?

If doing low weight/high reps, you won't see the gains like you would doing less reps but with higher weight. Not working your lower body is a mistake in my opinion. Nothing looks sillier than a guy with a well defined chest, 20 inch biceps and then only having 20 inch thighs and skinny calves-------you know, "Skipped Leg Day" syndrome.

When I was a younger man working out with weights I made my biggest gains doing 3 basic exercises: Bench Press, Dead Lift and Squats and I was taking a protein supplement at the time. Then if you want to target certain muscle groups you can hit curls, tricep extensions, rows, ab work with crunches and sit-ups, calf/toe raises,etc.