View Full Version : Acceptable weight to gain per week on a bulk?

11-08-2005, 10:05 PM
Hey guys, I'm just wondering what a decent range is to gain per week and not get fat? Right now I'm gaining a 1-2 pounds a week, and I can still see my abs, but I don't want to do anything stupid and get up to like 18% bf or something.

11-08-2005, 10:16 PM
Yea I'm starting my bulk, and I'm worried about getting too many calories, I dont really want to have to cut again for a long time...after being able to eat this much...I dont know how I could go back lol

11-09-2005, 01:51 AM
Well then keep hitting about 1 pound a week make sure your diet is spot on all the time. if you know exactly what cals ure eating to achieve your pound a week then stick their untill you stop gaining then add a few hundred and keep going. it will be a long process as you will be bulking slow but worth it in the end

11-09-2005, 05:34 AM
1 - 2 pounds is healthy anything more would be probably just fat or water.

11-09-2005, 12:02 PM
1-2 pounds is great. I've heard anywhere from .5 to 1.5 pounds a week is where you should aim so you're spot on.

11-09-2005, 05:54 PM
Yea I'm starting my bulk, and I'm worried about getting too many calories

This worry may doom your bulk. Don't worry about it.

11-09-2005, 07:26 PM
The main reason why I'm worried, is that I've never counted calories before, and even though fit days says I need 3200 calories to maintain my weight, I dont believe that because i used to gain weight easy, I need to buy a scale as well, the gyms here at my unversity dont have any scales...weird.