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Yoy0
06-13-2013, 04:54 PM
Hello.

So I started bulking today. Few questions:

1 - Do I ignore the scale for two - three weeks as I'm pretty sure weight is going to increase substantially due to water weight?
2 - Should I start with 10% over my TDEE? Or should I go with what I think is my maintenance and add 10% to that?
3 - The aim is 0.5 LB a week I'm guessing?
4 - Should I have a "bulk deadline" in terms of weight? What about time (1 year, for example)?

Thanks. I've never really bulked seriously before.

KayPS
06-13-2013, 04:58 PM
1. I would weigh once a week, but take the numbers lightly. You may see a large fluctuation at first, but things should even out. Take your end result after 3-4 weeks and then adjust accordingly.
2. Your TDEE should be your maintenance. I suspect you're getting your acronyms mixed up. Go with 10% above TDEE to start.
3. 0.5-1 lb per week.
4. Bulk until your'e satisfied. It's highly personal.

Yoy0
06-13-2013, 04:59 PM
1. I would weigh once a week, but take the numbers lightly. You may see a large fluctuation at first, but things should even out. Take your end result after 3-4 weeks and then adjust accordingly.
2. Your TDEE should be your maintenance. I suspect you're getting your acronyms mixed up. Go with 10% above TDEE to start.
3. 0.5-1 lb per week.
4. Bulk until your'e satisfied. It's highly personal.

It's 2:00 AM here, but yes I meant 10% above maintenance.

KayPS
06-13-2013, 05:11 PM
It's 2:00 AM here, but yes I meant 10% above maintenance.

That would explain it. Go to bed, LOL!

cumminslifter
06-13-2013, 05:15 PM
1. I would weigh once a week, but take the numbers lightly. You may see a large fluctuation at first, but things should even out. Take your end result after 3-4 weeks and then adjust accordingly.
2. Your TDEE should be your maintenance. I suspect you're getting your acronyms mixed up. Go with 10% above TDEE to start.
3. 0.5-1 lb per week.
4. Bulk until your'e satisfied. It's highly personal.looks like kays got it covered, on spread as always

Yoy0
06-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Question, though, isn't 1 lbs a week considered as "too much?"

KayPS
06-13-2013, 05:32 PM
looks like kays got it covered, on spread as always

Just picking up your slack, doll. ;)


Question, though, isn't 1 lbs a week considered as "too much?"

It is on the high end. Stick with .5 if you're more comfortable with that.