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08-13-2002, 04:37 PM
i know this is the never ending question everyone wants to know.. but aproximately how many calories do most of you eat when your bulking again just aproximately and how much you weigh.. i basically do bodyweight x 20 and try to eat that as a minimum and not go over too much but if you do that for a 200 lb person thats 4000 calories and thats a damn lot.. just curious thanks

08-13-2002, 07:06 PM
people are less likely to track cals when bulking

x 20 sounds excellent @ 4000

If your worried about how you will get those cals
take in around 100+g's of simple sugars postworkout

1 cup of sunflower seeds is 820cals

you could mix it up with different kinds of nuts on other days
incredible source of efa's the link gives a breakdown of the fats


08-14-2002, 06:27 AM
aprox how many calories are you taking in and how much do you weigh?

08-14-2002, 11:08 AM
Just add some cals to your current schedule and track your progress, then add more if necessary.

08-14-2002, 11:45 AM
I tried to count cals, but I'm too lazy right now. All I know is I more or less get my six meals in a day, and I bulk clean.

08-14-2002, 12:30 PM
good point i wish i could do that but im trying hard to gain weight.. i dieted wrong and lost too much muscle and weight now i have to get it back..

08-14-2002, 04:04 PM
I did the exact same thing Puttn, I lost like 20lbs, but now I've gained all that back and some more.

08-14-2002, 04:08 PM
grats... unfortunately i overdid it.. when i was a freshman in highschool i started to get fat.. i did nothing but drink and sit and eat.. i was 202 when i peaked off... i pertty much went anerexic... now i lift every other day and trying to gain all weight back in muscle. right now im only 142 sadly but ive only been lifting a month and half or so

08-14-2002, 04:20 PM
Whenever I want to get a good estimate of how many cals I am taking in I just subtract the calorie total of my post workout shake and then divide the remaining calories evenly over 6 meals. Makes it easier keeping up with calories meal to meal. I am trying to gain weight right now and I am eating approx 3600 cals a day (weight 203lbs.). It is going up slowly but hopefully I will not add too much bodyfat.

08-14-2002, 04:24 PM
thanks for all the replies... im just like a little boy asking a thousand questions but what do most of you think about carbohydrates do they make up a lot of your diet?

08-14-2002, 07:58 PM
They make up quite a bit of mine. Last time I counted my cals, I was eating somewhere in the neighbourhood of 300-400 grams a day.

08-14-2002, 08:19 PM
What would you guys consider a slow bulk and what would you consider a fast? Slow would be like 5lbs a month, and fast maybe 10+ a month? And if your not worried too much about BF what wouldn't you exceed to stay healthy?

08-14-2002, 09:27 PM
I think when your hitting 10+ pounds a month (provided your not juicing) I think you'd be hitting a danger zone with fat gain. Imo, I would just stick with like 1lb a week, I think it's the most rational approach.

08-14-2002, 10:15 PM
I agree with manveet 10/month is too much

try this...

450g carbs
300g protein
100g fat

08-15-2002, 03:01 AM
I am with Manveet on this one. Anything over about a pound or a pound and a half a week is likely to be fat. I would shoot for 1 pound a week and when you stop gainining weight just add in about another 500 calories to your daily totals.

08-15-2002, 06:04 AM
i agree with all the posts above about the 1-2 lbs of weightgain a week however i do agree that if your just beginning you can see a lot faster gain