View Full Version : how to gradually increase your bulk

02-24-2005, 09:42 AM
I don't really understand this, i know people say increase your cals gradually from 250-500 a week till you start gaining.. but still i don't see a point when you should/stop increasing these cals


02-24-2005, 09:48 AM
you stop increasing your calories when you are gaining weight. for example say you take in 2000 calories for a week and your weight stays the same. the next week you take in 2250, and your weight stays the same. the next week you take in 2500 and you gain 1/2 of a pound. now you could stop here or if you wanted to gain weight faster, you could increase your calories again. lets say you choose the second option. so the next week you consume 2750 and you gain 1lb. you decide that that is a good rate for you to gain weight. keep the calories there until your gains slow and then repeat the process to keep gaining.

granted i used arbitrary numbers and simplified the process, it is still the basic idea. i would suggest starting at maintaince plus 500

02-24-2005, 09:49 AM
cheers man you're a hero

how do i workout my maintainance levels though?

02-24-2005, 09:53 AM
keep increasing your calories 500 a week and then come back and tell us why .

02-24-2005, 09:58 AM
best food to include to increase by 500?

02-24-2005, 11:03 AM
something off of the "what a bodybuilder eats" sticky. just make sure you get at least 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight and that 20-30% of your cals come from good fats