joe g asked:

Basically, I’ve been at a standstill for muscle growth. I know what I’m doing though- I use creatine, whey (with essential amino’s), casien before bed, eat healthy, etc. I have a great routine that I switch up every 2-3 weeks, and I work very hard. I thought that I wasn’t eating enough, so I increased calories. No gain in strength, just gain in weight (probably fat, although I’m not fat). I’ve already accounted for the possibility that I’m overtraining, which I’m not. I am 18. The only thing I can think of is that I am slow to develop (no facial hair, scarce pit hair). The only reason I am decently strong for my age is because I work hard. Am I right, or is there something I’m missing?

I’ve tried techniques like dropsets, negatives, forced reps, super and giant sets, without making noticable progress. It has taken me forever to get where I am strengthwise, and the rate at which I get stronger seems to be slowing.