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LoRdAc][d
08-25-2008, 11:22 AM
3500-4000 cals a day, 500g carbs, 260g protein, 60-70g fat

Red meat before and after workout. 70% of my carbs are from low GI, 30% is from high GI in the mornings and around my workout.

Been gaining 2-3lbs a week so far.

AMillane7
08-25-2008, 11:25 AM
just wondering, did you have a question or want input?

IMO i'd add whey pwo for cost effectiveness, but your gains seem to be pretty solid

LoRdAc][d
08-25-2008, 01:03 PM
just wondering, did you have a question or want input?

IMO i'd add whey pwo for cost effectiveness, but your gains seem to be pretty solid

Just sharing my experience as I've seen a lot of people asking about bulking diets etc.

I have 2 weight gainer shakes throughout the day but not around workouts. I know it's common practice to follow a workout with a shake, but I'm following a nutrition plan by a body building friend that swears by the red meat around the workouts when it comes to gains.

So far so good.

greenhealth
08-25-2008, 01:22 PM
from your pics it looks like you have a pretty good amount of fat. 2-3 pounds a week may be going to fast.

LoRdAc][d
08-25-2008, 01:38 PM
from your pics it looks like you have a pretty good amount of fat. 2-3 pounds a week may be going to fast.

Well I only have 122lbs of LBM, which is disgustingly low. I got down to about 15-16% bf and couldn't go down any lower. I was starting to look skinny fat since I literally have no muscle to burn off the remaining fat.

Bulking at this point was the best option.

Bioteknik
08-25-2008, 01:59 PM
and you're on your way to 20%+

icery
08-25-2008, 03:03 PM
i'd lower to 3k

Holyspokes
08-25-2008, 03:05 PM
I would say strength gains are more important than straight poundage.. I could gain more per week if i just ate more, but that doesn't mean my muscle gains would necessarily go up..

My weight hasn't been increasing drastically, but my strength gains have during my bulk.

magnetix
08-25-2008, 03:07 PM
is there a guide to bulking somewhere?

LoRdAc][d
08-25-2008, 03:19 PM
and you're on your way to 20%+

I was on 3000 cals a day bulk and I wasn't gaining anything...

LoRdAc][d
08-25-2008, 03:38 PM
I would say strength gains are more important than straight poundage.. I could gain more per week if i just ate more, but that doesn't mean my muscle gains would necessarily go up..

My weight hasn't been increasing drastically, but my strength gains have during my bulk.

My strength has been going up...I track every set/exercise.

Jules Verne
08-26-2008, 04:40 AM
[d;211080891']Well I only have 122lbs of LBM, which is disgustingly low. I got down to about 15-16% bf and couldn't go down any lower. I was starting to look skinny fat since I literally have no muscle to burn off the remaining fat.

Bulking at this point was the best option.

Which is exactly why you don't want to put on 2lb of fat for every lb of muscle gained.

You'll end up trying to cut too quickly, or for too long and risk losing much of that gained muscle anyway. Even if you LBM is low, if you couldn't get below 15%, that should tell you something right there.

1-2lb/week is plenty of weight gain. A solid 1lb/week puts on 15lb in 3 months. That sounds pretty good to me, even if some of that is fat.