I know this question is goofy... but despite the risk of getting blasted, I'm asking anyway.
How many pounds of lean muscle, per month, would be normal for a person in my situation to gain?
I know every person is different and there are an infinite # of variables, but I'm curious what some of the answers would be.
I'm a 36 year old male
275 Bench Press
Currently doing a 5x5
2 hours of medium intensity cardio broken up over the week
loose about 50 pounds of fat and gain muscle, strength, power
3000 LOW CARB
CALORIES per day 60pro/35fat/5cho PER FITDAY. (I came up with this by eating 3500 cal/week for 2 months w/ no loss or gains... so I subtracted 500 cal to get 3000) Broken down over 5-6 meals. These #s include 2 whey bcaa shakes
I measure my fatloss by both the US Army tape test and by the scale. Some weeks, I don't loose any weight, but loose an inch here or there. Some weeks, I loose a pound or 2, but don't loose inches. Other weeks I don't loose weight or inches, and I'm fine with that because I want to minimize catabolization, however;
on the weeks I don't loose weight or inches, it would be very motivating to be able to say to myself: "OK, this week I gained ___ pounds of lean muscle."
Anyway... your patience with a noobie is appreciated.