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mreyna008
12-10-2013, 10:39 PM
This has just been messing with my thoughts, seeing that the majority of you bulk on 2500+ calories...

Is a 2300 calories a good bulk?
about 150-200 gr of protein, 300 gr of carbs and 60 fat everday

I'm...

-22 years old
-Office job but still pretty hyperactive
-170 cm tall (5 ft 7 in)
-70kg (155 lbs)
-Supplement with multi, fish oil and whey protein
-Hit the gym in splits 4-5 days a week
-around 15% - 20% bodyfat
-doubtfull about bulking, never bulked before

this is new to me, sometomes i feel like i'm on the right track and sometimes i feel im wasting my time lol, my school nutrionist usually take some measurements on me (around once every 2 weeks) and according to her i gained 1 kg of muscle (0.6 lb) of muscle in a week, and lost 1 lb of fat but i don't trust that machine so much...

ybsny
12-10-2013, 10:50 PM
Don't work about the arbitrary number. Determine your TDEE and eat at a 10% surplus. Read the stickies for more details.
Cliffs: Get at least 0.8g/lb bw in protein. Get at least 0.4g/lb bw in fats. Fill the remaining calories as you please, better with a higher emphasis on carbs. Don't forget about fiber and micronutrient needs.

Given your stats, I'd say that 2500 may be a good starting point for your bulk if you don't know your TDEE yet, but it's highly variable. Watch the scale over the course of a week to get a better estimate of your TDEE.

WillAlwaysLift
12-10-2013, 11:18 PM
This has just been messing with my thoughts, seeing that the majority of you bulk on 2500+ calories...

Is a 2300 calories a good bulk?
about 150-200 gr of protein, 300 gr of carbs and 60 fat everday

I'm...

-22 years old
-Office job but still pretty hyperactive
-170 cm tall (5 ft 7 in)
-70kg (155 lbs)
-Supplement with multi, fish oil and whey protein
-Hit the gym in splits 4-5 days a week
-around 15% - 20% bodyfat
-doubtfull about bulking, never bulked before

this is new to me, sometomes i feel like i'm on the right track and sometimes i feel im wasting my time lol, my school nutrionist usually take some measurements on me (around once every 2 weeks) and according to her i gained 1 kg of muscle (0.6 lb) of muscle in a week, and lost 1 lb of fat but i don't trust that machine so much...
That does seem quite low, most people bulk on 2600+, but if you notice your gaining size and your weight is going up keep doing what your doing.

AlwaysTryin
12-10-2013, 11:20 PM
2300 as a bulk sounds low, more like maintenance