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DannyboyXJ
09-14-2005, 09:21 AM
I'm just wondering. I've been going for about 2-3 weeks now; just starting out. Lifting hard and eating a lot of relatively "clean" food.

I can already see muscle size gain (a little) and strength (definitely); not to mention the little increase in overall BF; still, not much at all...

How long did it take you guys to notice changes from eating so much?

--Dan.

fixationdarknes
09-14-2005, 09:33 AM
I went from 145 to 157 (now), and I can tell a little difference in size, but nothing major. My guess is that you can start to tell a decent size difference 15-20 lbs. later.

DannyboyXJ
09-14-2005, 09:36 AM
I went from 145 to 157 (now), and I can tell a little difference in size, but nothing major. My guess is that you can start to tell a decent size difference 15-20 lbs. later.

K, I've been trying to really stick to bulking now. I just find it so hard to eat A LOT. I mean, I can, but it's hard. I'm only 145lb, 5'8" so I'm not a huge guy; just "cut" right now; but I wanna get bigger then cut down later on...

Eating a lot is harder than people think... (well eating a lot of relatively good foods).

--Dan

Guido
09-14-2005, 10:16 AM
I started at 145 and started to notice a difference in myself when I reached about 155 (took about a month and a half). I think that OTHER people started to notice when I hit about 160 or more. Now that I'm 195, people that haven't seen me in more than a year hardly recognize me!

muscleup
09-14-2005, 10:23 AM
I started at 179lbs about a month ago. I weighed 186 Sep 11th.
I've been consistantly over 3k/day for about 2weeks. I just got the hang of reaching 3k/day recently. You're right, it isn't easy when you try to keep your food intake reasonably clean.
I substitue 2 meals with shakes that usually contain 1cup of oats which is an easy 300cals.
If I get behind in the day, I drink milk to catch up.

I can't tell a difference really. People say my arms got bigger, and I somehow grew a butt in the process (squats 4 teh win!)
I think Fix is right about the 15-20lb marker before you actually step back and say...damn where did all that mass come from?! :)

I want 190 by Oct, then I might cut :( my stomach size bothers me.

HILL
09-14-2005, 12:19 PM
its very hard to notice results on ureself unless u take pics say every month as you see ureself everyday.

Jorge Sanchez
09-14-2005, 02:16 PM
I started to notice a difference after about 10lbs. Then I took measurements and sure enough I had started to explode. After 20lbs, alot of people who I haven't seen since I have put on the weight say that I am looking bigger. The girls in particular seem to like it, which is a nice bonus :evillaugh .

[[[----]]]
09-14-2005, 03:36 PM
I went from 230lbs of fat to 170 pounds skinny with no muscle, and bulked to now, 202-203ish with very decent muscle gain compared to the little toothpick I was.

Slim Schaedle
09-14-2005, 03:57 PM
If adding calories to "bulk," I can see differences is less than one day.

Increased smoothness, bloated stomach, slightly more water weight, very increased pump (even during the day) from increased glycogen storage...

And this is simply from adding 15g carbs and 10g protein to each meal.

As time goes by you will learn your body and slight dietary changes will cause noticeable bodily changes

fixationdarknes
09-14-2005, 04:55 PM
What I like to eat a lot to help me reach my caloric goal for the day: natural peanut butter and milk! Seriously though, just throw a spoon or two of natty pb into every meal and you can bump up the calories by about 1k.

DannyboyXJ
09-14-2005, 06:17 PM
What I like to eat a lot to help me reach my caloric goal for the day: natural peanut butter and milk! Seriously though, just throw a spoon or two of natty pb into every meal and you can bump up the calories by about 1k.

Good idea; I'ma go buy some next time I'm at the store getting milk.

--Dan.

Pjsb
09-14-2005, 07:43 PM
Took me about 15 lbs for me and other people to notice anything. I was 147 when I started.... I can't imagine being that skinny again.

eps
09-14-2005, 09:58 PM
I started at 125, it took me a good 20-25 pounds for me to say "Wow! I look quite different!"

antor
09-14-2005, 10:06 PM
After a 30 lbs gain over 5 months I noticed my clothes didn't fit anymore. totally worth it

DannyboyXJ
09-15-2005, 09:55 AM
Took me about 15 lbs for me and other people to notice anything. I was 147 when I started.... I can't imagine being that skinny again.

Damn, that's right where I'm at; 145-147. If I could jump to 165ish I'd feel great since I'm only 5' 8"...

Ahh, in due time I suppose.

--Dan.

Pjsb
09-15-2005, 10:52 AM
Damn, that's right where I'm at; 145-147. If I could jump to 165ish I'd feel great since I'm only 5' 8"...

Ahh, in due time I suppose.

--Dan.

Yeap, just stick with it. It doesn't happen overnight but it will be more than worth it once you start meeting your goals.

WILL006
09-17-2005, 04:03 PM
It took me 2 months to see real results. I started at 175lbs now i am at 203lbs i haVE gained about 26 lbs. I look thicker and stronger. Everybody has noticed and it feels great . So defintley after about 20 or so pounds you will see results. nOne of my damn shirts fit anymore!!!

The only thing i would say is hard to get use to is the constant bloated stomach.

[[[----]]]
09-17-2005, 04:52 PM
Yeah, i agree with Will, the bloated stomach thing DOES suck.

Behemoth
09-17-2005, 06:11 PM
I see it weekly. But I'm very vain and know when an arm hair is out of place, so not much gets past me.

fixationdarknes
09-17-2005, 10:00 PM
]]']Yeah, i agree with Will, the bloated stomach thing DOES suck.

lol...that's for sure.

antor
09-17-2005, 10:09 PM
The fat tummy adds more motion to the ocean, Well I keep telling girls this.

Kiaran
09-17-2005, 10:41 PM
Man, i can identify with every comment on this thread. it is ****ing hard for me to eat so much every meal. My girlfriend told me to maybe try breaking it into more smaller meals. I am going to try this. I eat so much each meal that I feel like vomiting on my last few bites/sips. I have grown to really hate certain foods and am constantly searching for new ways to mask my meals (oatmeal shakes and chicken especially). My stomach always feels full and fat and I am rarely "hungry" anymore, i just eat because 2-3 hours has gone by. It's amaizing though, even though i'm not hungry, I can still manage to wolf down 2 servings of spaghetti and 2 cups of milk or whatever. So I guess my stomach is expanding, my brain just doesn't want anything to do with it :D Anyone else go through any of this?