I've been following HCRV for awhile and started really getting into weight training about 3 months ago.. However, my muscle definition isn't showing, despite a LOT of weight training.
I want to look something like Erin Moubray, but I'm not sure if I can get there as a follower of 80-10-10. She built her muscle on vegan protein powders and beans.. then went HCRV. Is it possible to build muscle like hers just through HCRV, and if so, how?
I've been unbelievably confused about diet lately. I will always be vegan, but I feel like the physique and body type I'm looking for is built through higher-protein vegan diets, like that of Erin Moubray before and Jehina Malik now. That's the kind of tone I'm looking for, like Jehina's (you can look her up on YouTube).
Does any female have experience with getting muscles like those on this diet alone? And if so, how much are you eating and how do you train?
Should I add more greens for more protein? Or a raw protein powder to supplement more protein, but stay in the 811 ratio?
I'm currently training 6 days a week, alternating the muscle groups I work every day (like chest and back one day, shoulders and arms the next, legs and back, etc.)
Your body building split is more man-like.
Most females train legs 2x, arms 1x (biceps/triceps), chest/back 1x, and thats pretty much it per week/split, then they repeat after a rest day.
As for protein, yes just eat more greens, but the amount of grams you should look for as far as I'm aware would be 75-125 for a male, so female would be 50-80, most likely.
As for no muscle definition, if you've been training for 3 months, you've probably have gotten some gains, and will continue to get them for awhile, as they come quite easily in the beginning, but the reason you have no visible muscle definition is because you most likely have too much fat over your muscle.
Once you start losing weight, you'll see the muscle you've been gaining, but something to remember, 3 months isn't long, especially in body building, and once again especially for a female, so just keep at it, and the gains will come.