Why do people bother with a dirty bulk? If you eat clean you have so much less to lose on a cut! I am mystified by this
Dirty Bulkers I offer you the floor.. please explain
11-08-2012, 08:06 PM #1
11-08-2012, 08:13 PM #2
I recently did a "dirty bulk" Why? Because i wanted to push my body weight MUCH further then i had ever gone in the past. The most i had weighed prior to this last bulk was 217. I got all the way up to 240 lbs in August. Doing so did help me make some pretty awesome gains. Both size and strength (for example got all the way up to 125 dumbbell bench, and 405x6 on squat). I just wanted to try and see if going that much further would help bring more of an anabolic environment and help put on more size.. and i think it did. This was just an expierement for me.. being im 100% natural. Only thing is just as you said, i've got alot to lose now (see sig though, right on track).
There will be people saying what i did was pointless, but i can guarantee i made some awesome gains off doing it. Will i ever go that high up in BF % again? I don't think so. My plan is to cut down to 10% now and then clean bulk to like 15%.
I don't know how much relevance it has, but my achne was through the roof while i was up around 240. I've read higher test levels can be the cause of it. I'm currently eating alot of the same foods right now, but just not as much (cutting obviously), and my achne has gone down ALOT. Just thinking i did succeed in putting the body in a higher anabolic/hormone production state
This was me a couple years ago.. almost around the same size i was the last time i was lean:
When i was around 240:
All in all, at the end of the day i far more prefer the looks of my body when im leaner vs when im fatter (will post pictures when i get learner on this cut )
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11-08-2012, 08:14 PM #3
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I'm afraid you're probably going to get some criticism about the definition of "dirty" and "clean". If you're wondering why people bulk in a caloric excess over 10% or 20% their daily requirement, it's probably because they (1) don't know what they are doing (2) do know what they are doing, but enjoy eating more than most (3) find , through experience, that it's most effective for their goals.My path to contest prep:
11-08-2012, 08:20 PM #4
Excellent advice, I did a clean bulk last summer.. currently on my second and the gains are coming along slow. I'll know what you mean about the acne, mine got worse when I was at the end of my last bulk. But it could also be because I turned into a gym rat.. went to the gym between work and classes so I sat in sweat some days.
I might do a month of dirty bulking if the gains don't come soon.
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11-08-2012, 08:22 PM #5
11-08-2012, 08:24 PM #6
11-08-2012, 08:30 PM #7
Because going 'dirty' is often the only way I can really get the scales moving.
For me, even at my fattest I was OK but didn't feel to great.
Ectos gonna ecto brah- easy cutter, hard gainer
And as above poster said- with everyone caught up in the IIFYM chit 'there is no clean or dirty blah blah'I hate haters
11-08-2012, 11:48 PM #8
I'm thinking I might have to go a little dirty, 3 lb gain in almost 2 months already isn't enough.
I certainly hear you on the easy cutting.... that shet takes days for me hah
11-08-2012, 11:50 PM #9
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