View Full Version : My first 'real' bulk...

07-21-2004, 09:43 AM
ok, well ive decided to switch from cutting to bulking, since everyone said to when i posted pics here: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=50556
im currently 5'8 147 pounds im guessing around 12-14% bf never really tested it. i want to gain i guess a good 10 pounds of muscle on this bulk.

i just ate breakfast and this is what i had

bagel - 0/31/5/150
peanut butter - 17/7/6/190
2 whole eggs - 14/1/12/181
2 egg whites - 0/1/7/33
1 slice american cheese 7/1/5/86
1 cup 1% milk - 3/14/10/119

totals- 41/53/48/765

so what do you guys think? too much too little, i think i may have had too many calories in this one meal. please help me im a newbie to bulking :) however i like it a lot more than cutting haha.

07-21-2004, 11:49 AM
Really, just so long as you are taking in more calories than you are burning (and getting adequate protein), do whatever works. Looks like you are well on your way. Do you konw about what your maintenance calories are? From there you can plan out through the day how much you should be eating. That makes sure that 1)you are eating enough, 2)you aren't eating too much (putting on fat), and 3)you're getting enough protein to build muscle and not just fat.

07-21-2004, 03:01 PM
oh, hmm i have no idea what my maintenance calories are is there a formula or something so i can figure it out? thanks!

07-21-2004, 09:48 PM
anyone else?? i need some help here haha

07-22-2004, 06:31 AM
maintenance calories = enough calories that causes no change in weight.

07-22-2004, 07:21 AM
yah, thats what i figured, but is there a way to calculate that or is it just trial and error?

07-22-2004, 03:31 PM
yah, thats what i figured, but is there a way to calculate that or is it just trial and error?
Actually, the answer is both. You can do a google search for "calorie maintenance calculator" or something of that sort and you can find your maintenance level by putting in current height, weight, age, and lifestyle (sedentary, active, etc.). However, just keep in mind this is just an estimate. All people are different and once you get an idea of how much you need, you can experiment around different calorie intakes until you start seeing weight gain. For example, if you go on a bulk with say, 3000 calories a day when your maint. is like 2700 or something, some people may not see any change. So you could add like 300 calories to make the total 3300 or something. Everybody is different, so you may need to play around and experiment to find exactly what works for you. :D

07-25-2004, 11:13 PM
Hey denami, I'm sorta in the same boat as you. I'm 5'8''-5'9'', and am about to stop cutting, and start bulking up. I was 155 lbs. before I cut, but I've been cutting this summer and am now 148. I'm almost down to about the bodyfat you are at (judging by your pics), which I am happy with, so I want to bulk. I don't know what your maintenance calories are, but I seem to stay the same weight at about 2300cals/day. Yours may be somewhere in this range, but people are different, so I'd probably use one of those online calculator things to figure it out. Have fun bulking!