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closetgeek
11-05-2005, 03:51 PM
I currently work at a blue collar job that requires lots of labor. For 12 hours a day 7 days a week I'm constantly pushing, lifting and pulling heavy objects. I'm burning lots of calories and I don't see how i'll ever be able to bulk up if i'm at this job.

I'd like to solve this with a liquid diet since its obvious I have no time to prepare a full meal, let alone finish one in time. I think that my maintenance calories for a day would be around 3000, so maybe I'll bring three shakes to work to maintain my weight? How much more so would I need to compensate the calories I burn and how much more would I need to gain?


Is there any hope for me at all?

Manveet
11-05-2005, 03:54 PM
Olive oil should be your best friend.

Shakes are a great idea. Think milk, olive oil, natural peanut butter, whey protein, etc.

tj_muller
11-05-2005, 05:38 PM
I found this stuff a while ago; http://www.supplementgiant.com/products/WeightGainers/RussianBear5000/

It's a day long shake. You mix it in the mourning and drink from it all day. It's pretty much like a protein shake only you might want to try it out before you take it to work (might crap your pants I hear.. lol)
Take this and a jar of PB and you'll be set.

Another good idea, if you don't want to dish out the money for Russian bear, is just a gallon of milk and PB.

[[[----]]]
11-05-2005, 06:29 PM
Wow, that Russian Bear is some hardcore crap! lol

tj_muller
11-05-2005, 06:45 PM
Yea, I bought some the other day. Can't wait to try it. I'm going to bring it to school. I have a similar problem to Famadico. I'm in class all day and I have no lunch, I thought it was a good buy. I posted here though and there were some replys about crapping your pants. I guess something in it can cause that effect on some people. (by crapping pants I mean a sudden urge to go to the bathroom, not just all of a sudden crapping your pants. :strong: )

waynis
11-05-2005, 06:58 PM
russian bear!!! LOL.. thats insane. A lot of calories to drink. I guess yah do what yah gotta do. :eek:

Unreal
11-05-2005, 07:09 PM
Only 3000 calories to maintain? Then all you need to bulk is more then 3000. Thats easy. Like they said above, just eat a few calorie dense foods such as oil, nuts, milk, etc and 3500 should be no problem to hit. Doesn't take more then a few minutes to down a 1000+ calorie shake.

closetgeek
11-06-2005, 05:39 AM
Only 3000 calories to maintain? Then all you need to bulk is more then 3000. Thats easy. Like they said above, just eat a few calorie dense foods such as oil, nuts, milk, etc and 3500 should be no problem to hit. Doesn't take more then a few minutes to down a 1000+ calorie shake.

What about the calories that I'm burning during work. I'm constantly sweating for straight 12hrs. Will 3500 calories be enough to compensate?

closetgeek
11-06-2005, 05:43 AM
I found this stuff a while ago; http://www.supplementgiant.com/products/WeightGainers/RussianBear5000/

It's a day long shake. You mix it in the mourning and drink from it all day. It's pretty much like a protein shake only you might want to try it out before you take it to work (might crap your pants I hear.. lol)
Take this and a jar of PB and you'll be set.

Another good idea, if you don't want to dish out the money for Russian bear, is just a gallon of milk and PB.

5 scoops of that is equivalent to 5000 calories?

Unreal
11-06-2005, 07:55 AM
You calculate your maintance. You said it was 3000. Its a simple game. If you aren't gaining weight, then your not eating enough. If 3500 isn't enough, then eat 4000, 4500, 5000, 5500, 10k, 12k, 24k calories a day. However many you need to gain.

chris mason
11-06-2005, 07:56 AM
What job has you performing manual labor for 12 hours per day 7 days per week?

Griffin98
11-06-2005, 08:20 AM
Lots of liquid calories is a great idea. I'd like to add casein to the list of foods mentioned above.

You can do the bulk, just stay away from every other form of cardio... excluding sex. lol

Isaac Wilkins
11-06-2005, 08:50 AM
I worked in a blueberry processing plant during the summers of my first two years of college.

We worked 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week. I worked 43 straight days at one point before I chose to take a day off.

Some seasonal jobs pile the hours right in.

RBC13
11-06-2005, 09:07 AM
Find a new job. Youre gonna kill yourself mentally and physically after a while

HILL
11-06-2005, 10:16 AM
Surely you get brakes and any1 has time to prefer food wether its just shakes or small meals it just takes dedication if you want to bulk and get results then you will have to out the effort in

closetgeek
11-06-2005, 03:18 PM
What job has you performing manual labor for 12 hours per day 7 days per week?

Its christmas season at the USPS (United States Postal Service)

TTT
11-06-2005, 05:34 PM
3000 Cals doesn't seem like much to me to get you through a job like that. I'd say 5-6k sounds more reasonable, if not more. Depends on the person, though.

closetgeek
11-07-2005, 02:42 AM
3000 Cals doesn't seem like much to me to get you through a job like that. I'd say 5-6k sounds more reasonable, if not more. Depends on the person, though.

Thats what I was thinking as well. I weigh about 130lbs if that information helps at all.