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06-25-2017, 01:41 AM
I've been taking my bulk seriously for the past few months by training hard and eating properly as I want to pack on some decent mass.

I obviously want to keep my bulk as lean as possible so I've been aiming for 2lbs gain per month.

The problem I am having is I don't know whether I am coming or going cause the scales are up and down every week. I weigh myself at the same day of the week, in the morning after the toilet. These are my readings:

15/05/2017: 150.8lbs

22/05/2017: 151.0lbs

29/05/2017: 151.4lbs

05/06/2017: 152.4lbs

13/06/2017: 151.4lbs

21/06/2017: 150.4lbs

How are you meant to keep track of your weight and know you're gaining properly when your scales are all over the place? I've put a bit of fat onto my belly since I started the bulk.

06-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Weigh yourself daily, keep a rolling average. Look at long term trend instead of day to day or week to week weights in and of themselves; also go by how clothes fit, mirror, and gym progress. The scale is not the end all way of determining progress.

06-25-2017, 03:14 AM
Well, look at your numbers, you started at 150.8 and ended at 150.4. You lost nearly half a pound, not exactly a successful bulk lol

Don't get bogged down by weight, I certainly wouldn't weigh myself daily. Weight can be affected by many things and isn't a good indicator of muscle/fat composition.

Concentrate on your lifts, are you getting stronger, are you doing progressive overload each workout, what is your training program like? As soon as your lifts stall, eat more. Throw your scales away (or better, give them to charity), and ask the questions that really matter.

06-25-2017, 05:23 AM
You're so concerned about "lean bulk" that you're not actually eating enough to bulk. You're just eating maintenance calories and convinced yourself you're "bulking"

Your scale aint moving, eat more and then weight yourself after a month. If that doesn't work then eat some more. Keep adding calories until you start gaining weight.