View Full Version : Eating a lot more on gym days when bulking?

01-07-2005, 09:39 AM
I've just started to bulk and I'm currently eating around 3000 calories a day (I only weigh 140 pounds, and my maintenence is 2600ish). However I'm worried about gaining fat, so I was wondering whether it might be better to drop down to around ~2800 calories on non-gym days, and ~3200 on days where I am working out. Would this kind of thing be better for bulking, or do I need to eat a lot even on non-workout days in order to recover and grow?

01-07-2005, 10:10 AM
as long as your above maintenance you'll be fine
just be sure to monitor your weight and log it as frequently and consistently as possible

01-07-2005, 10:12 AM
I always eat big on bulk. But to minimize the fat gain, I try to do some sort of cardio for about a half hour on off days. I am fairly new to lifting but it seems to help me.

Vapour Trails
01-07-2005, 01:10 PM
Yes, eating more on work out days and slightly less on rest days makes good sense to me.

Big Bas
01-07-2005, 01:32 PM
at ONLY 140 lbs, i wouldnt be TOO worried about eating less. It seems like you have a high metabolism anyway