View Full Version : I just need 8 pounds

01-25-2004, 09:35 PM
I started bulking at 160 at about 9% bf. The goal was 180 with 15% bf. I checked the bf last night at it read 14.2% at 173 lbs.

The dilema I have is to get those extra 8 pounds and not surpassing the 15% mark. I want this completed buyt the end of january, and no later. I'm going down to GNC to pick up some meal replacements tommorow?

DO you guys have any suggestions on a good one??
Here is a sample of my die:
2 chicken patties 600cal/30g pro
cup of noodles 300cal/2g pro
can of beans 300cal/25g
oats/bananna 400cal/10g
chicken sub 400cal/25g
cereal 400cal/10g
2cups of milk 300cal/15g
yogurt 500cal/15g
protein shake 400cal/80g

About 3600 to 3900 cal a day. I know everyone is going to say cut cals but I'm naturaly skinny and a very hard gainer.

I also started hypertrophy last week, and will be on it for about two months.

All comments are welcomed!!!

Saint Patrick
01-25-2004, 10:59 PM
Today is the 25th.

If your goal is the end of January, that gives you a week to gain 8lbs.

If you somehow gain that much weight in such a short time, then at least half of it will be fat.

Scott S
01-26-2004, 12:41 AM
Dude, give it some time...bulk a little longer. If you try to cram that 8 pounds into the next week, I *guarantee* you that you'll hit 15% faster than 180.

Isaac Wilkins
01-26-2004, 06:31 AM
I agree, obviously you're not going to make it cleanly. If you need to weigh in at it for some reason (a bet, or whatever), then I suppose you could try to drink a gallon of water before the weigh in. That would be somewhat unhealthy, and probably throw off your bodyfat test.

Otherwise you said that you've just started training for hypertrophy in the last week. What exactly do you mean by this? HST (Hypertrophy-Specific Training)? Since you've just switched up your training protocol, give it a chance, see what happens over the next few weeks in regards to your weight and body composition. If you need further refinements, then make them afterwards.

01-26-2004, 06:34 AM
it can be done, but not in a week. give yourself the 8-10 weeks you should and bulk properly, you'll hit your goal.

01-26-2004, 09:20 AM
LOL, my bad I meant to say end of february.

01-26-2004, 11:01 AM
ok, 5 weeks is a bit more realistic. it may be tight, but i think you'll come close as long as you keep your diet very clean