Hi! So I would consider myself still a “newbie”. I have been weight training consistently for the past 3 years and competed in 2 figure shows back in 2017. I lift heavy and average 30 min of a cardio a day (Stairmaster level 10-14).
I put on muscle so easily and my upper body changes quickly, but I am struggling with my legs. I retain so much water and fat, and have been hitting legs 2x-3X a week hard for the past year and still have noticeable cellulite in my quads right above my knee cap.
My diet is low carb…I average about 120-150 grams of protein a day ( I am 5’7 and 160). I am under 120 grams of carbs a day, under 30 grams of fat. I usually have one day “Saturdays” where I don’t track what I eat.
My goal is to reshape and gain definition, and if 10lbs comes off cool. I started taking 25 grams of var a day mixed with 25 ml of tamoxifen…It has been 2 weeks and I have gained 8lbs and body fat% increased 1.4%, and I have been doing 30 min fasted cardio every morning, with weight lifting at night, and diet has been that 120-150 grams of protein, under 120 grams of carbs, and under 30 grams of fat, probably looking at 1,700 calories a day.
I am beyond frustrated and would love any advice on
- Supplementation (var, tamoxifen, clen)
- Water and fat retention in legs
- and basically any other advice or guidance.