View Full Version : Tips on bulking!
04-07-2006, 01:13 PM
Hey guys, i started bulking yesterday, i took in 4500cals in the day, i only weight 125lbs so does sound sound good?, how many should i take in each day @ my weight. and alo i heard a rumor about gaining weight to fast can give you diabeites? is this true?
Can i have some tips on bulking @ my weight? thnks
04-07-2006, 01:27 PM
although my post count is low, i would like to think that i have some good knowledge.
It is not a good idea to just jump up your cals that much. you need to slowly up your cals, from what i know anywhere between 250-750, it really depends on you. there is no way to know how many cals it takes for you to lose/gain weight. go slow. when i started i increased cals and protein, and made some gains. When i started to even space out all the cals and proteins 5-8 times day, im in school so each day it would vary, but always at least 5, i really started to make gains. i may be wrong, but this helped me.
04-07-2006, 01:56 PM
Nice post, pushpull. I usually suggest 10-20% increase over maintenance - plan to gain 4-5 lbs a month. For example, if your maintenance calories were 3000, increase to 3300-3600; see how your body reacts and adjust accordingly.
(Edited because I have math problems. )
04-07-2006, 02:02 PM
What Built said, except I`m sure she meant 4-5lbs/month, not per week.
Make sure to get lots of protein.
04-07-2006, 04:32 PM
4-5 lbs a month? no im sure she meant week...
or did she?
04-07-2006, 04:42 PM
My vote is for 'month' if you even want to pretend to limit your fat gains.
04-07-2006, 04:58 PM
If you did it weekly you'd be one sorry fat........well you know.
Shoot for 5lbs a month.
04-07-2006, 06:57 PM
If 4500kcal is what you need, then it sounds fine.
Bulking giving you diabetes.. I've never heard of it myself.
Your lifts are pretty damned big for your size so you obviously are doing something right!
04-07-2006, 07:06 PM
Nice post, pushpull. I usually suggest 10-20% increase over maintenance - plan to gain 4-5 lbs a week. For example, if your maintenance calories were 3000, increase to 3300-3600; see how your body reacts and adjust accordingly.
How do you know what your maintenance calorie intake is? I thought you were just supposed to multiply your bodyweight by 25 and then intake that many calories for a bulk, apparently I need to do more reading.:newbie:
04-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Read my cutting link in my sig. Bulking is the same, but in the other direction.
04-07-2006, 07:14 PM
Thanks guys, for the catch.
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