I didn't intend this question as a criticism. I'm legitimately having trouble wrapping my head around the concept of bulking...
I was a personal trainer many moons ago, but all of my clients simply wanted to get a little bigger and stay lean (or get leaner). I encouraged them to workout hard and eat healthy.
I've always had good definition, and my size is decent. I recently decided to get serious about my diet, and I'm trying to put on more muscle. In a sense, I suppose you could say this is the first time I've actually started to consider "bodybuilding" to be my goal.
So here are my questions:
1. When bulking properly, is it assumed that both fat and muscle mass are being added?
2. If I simply get heavier, I'm not necessarily going to be able to move more weight, right?
3. Do you workout harder when you're bulking or does the routine essentially stay the same?
4. Most important of all: Is it not possible to just keep adding muscle mass, while staying lean?
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