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bgb1990
07-31-2011, 07:31 AM
i have been doing a VERY CLEAN bulk for the last 15 weeks and it has been fairly successful so far. i started out at 166 and am around 179 now. my problem is that two weeks ago i was 180, last sunday i was 179.5, and now i am 179. last week i upped the calories from 2850 to 3000 and still ended up losing more weight. should i really up them again to 3200 to see how much i gain?

jnprn2003
07-31-2011, 08:21 AM
1/2 to 1 lb is such a small variation in weight. If you had a good evacuation it could change that much. I fluctuate about 1/2 lb per day almost every day.

bgb1990
07-31-2011, 09:34 AM
but to drop a whole pound in the two weeks while eating what should be above maintenance?

Behemoth
07-31-2011, 11:08 AM
You could up them. If you're pretty confident you're stalled I'd probably drop the calories down to maintenance or below for a few weeks to a month then slowly raise back up.

bgb1990
07-31-2011, 01:23 PM
ok i may just up them again to push through this, then if im gaining too fast i can lower a bit

Holto
08-02-2011, 11:39 AM
but to drop a whole pound in the two weeks while eating what should be above maintenance?

Not sure if you're glossing over this or not but your maintenance is based on you being at 166.

bgb1990
08-02-2011, 07:49 PM
that is also a very good point

Barney1
08-04-2011, 03:18 AM
I am skinny and i am looking to bulk up! should i improve my diet or do i look for certain growth supplements?

bgb1990
08-04-2011, 05:07 AM
improve your diet. cause even if u use something to help you, if your diet isnt good it will all be lost.

soclydeza
08-08-2011, 02:14 PM
im not trying to be captain obvious here, but do you pay attention to things like what time in the day you weigh yourself, if you just ate, went to the bathroom, drank water (water retention is a good culprit in throwing off your number by a small amount), cut your hair, had a toe amputated, still have the condom on etc. little things things like that (sorry, i got sarcastic toward the end) can account for little changes in what the scale is telling you. id say up your cals up bit, like you have been, and wait a few weeks to see if your weight goes up before increasing them again.

thecityalive
08-08-2011, 02:47 PM
this. Kinda why I keep a regiment to when I train and what I consume/ release before workouts. My diet and training has become like clockwork.

method115
08-08-2011, 08:24 PM
this. Kinda why I keep a regiment to when I train and what I consume/ release before workouts. My diet and training has become like clockwork.


Same here except saturday and sunday I do whatever I want.

alexspt
08-30-2011, 09:19 AM
Ill start by asking you a question? Have you switched your routine lately? That could explain the extra calorie burn and reasoning for not gaining weight. Also as you gain weight your calorie needs will go up so maybe that's it too. Its inevitable that you will need to up the calories to gain even more weight. Hope that helps.