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Haaji Dont Surf
04-28-2006, 11:15 PM
So It's been just about a month since I started training and posted my first 'noob' pictures.. Well, I really wouldn't post new pics only a month after I started, but I feel like I am gaining too much fat, not only that, my girlfriend told me I should keep doing what I am doing to gain weight but start running because I am getting too fat.. I actually have to agree with her, I can feel my body jiggling more and there is more fat around my waist and tummy. I'm not sure what I should do.. What are your opinions? Also, I got measured for a Tux a week ago, and I gotta fit into it next saturday.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/wormie/ba1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/wormie/ba2.jpg

Tofer
04-29-2006, 12:10 AM
LOL... dude you're not getting fat yet. Don't worry about. I don't know what the hell your girlfriend is talking about because I don't see it. Bulk away and stop worrying about things like that for now.

You won't have any problem fitting into your tux. In my opinion, you've gotten slightly bigger, but nowhere near enough that you would have to worry about your current clothes not fitting anymore. It's only been a month after all! No one gets big enough in that time (let alone one week) that they should be concerned about something like a tux not fitting any longer.

RBB
04-29-2006, 12:26 AM
looks like you've put on a little more muscle mass and a good bit more fat. 10 lbs is a lot to gain in one month, bro. you need to back off on the calories. you want to be gaining 1-1.5 lbs week max. anything over that and you'll be putting on too much fat. so keep bulking, but do it a little slower.

the_rus
04-29-2006, 10:03 AM
LOL... dude you're not getting fat yet. Don't worry about. I don't know what the hell your girlfriend is talking about because I don't see it.
:offtopic: I agree... you're nothing like I was... 255 pounds. Now thats fat.

cphafner
04-29-2006, 12:42 PM
RBB gives good advice. Don't worry about rushing gains, this is a long battle. Stick with it man.

On another note, your farmer tan has really come along!

Canadian Crippler
04-29-2006, 12:56 PM
Take your shirt off when you go outside :p

I see gains dude, but there is significant fat gain too. That'll happen though. What's yall rotuine?

Haaji Dont Surf
04-29-2006, 01:19 PM
looks like you've put on a little more muscle mass and a good bit more fat. 10 lbs is a lot to gain in one month, bro. you need to back off on the calories. you want to be gaining 1-1.5 lbs week max. anything over that and you'll be putting on too much fat. so keep bulking, but do it a little slower.
Thank's for all the replies guys.. How much are you suggesting I bulk on? Currently I've been hitting anywhere between 4000 and up to 6000 a day.. At 180, how much should I be eating a day?

Haaji Dont Surf
04-29-2006, 01:22 PM
RBB gives good advice. Don't worry about rushing gains, this is a long battle. Stick with it man.

On another note, your farmer tan has really come along!
Haha, I had to help out my girlfriend with a car wash for her class.. And well, farmers tan for me, went to the beach later but didn't tan.. Picking up some carrot oil today to fix that.


Take your shirt off when you go outside :p
I see gains dude, but there is significant fat gain too. That'll happen though. What's yall rotuine?
My routine at the moment is the same split as WBB1 with some different sets/reps and exercises... It's all posted here:
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?p=1361111&posted=1#post1361111

method115
04-29-2006, 03:16 PM
I can't even believe you are 180 you look so small and skinny. Anyways your gf is crazy just slow down on the cals try to bulk on like 4500 and see what kind of gains you get. I would shoot for 5 pounds a month.

RBB
04-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Thank's for all the replies guys.. How much are you suggesting I bulk on? Currently I've been hitting anywhere between 4000 and up to 6000 a day.. At 180, how much should I be eating a day?
that's a really individual specific question. i can't give you an exact number, but start at 4,000. track your progress for a week or two and then adjust your cals up or down by 200-300 in whatever direction you need to go.

Manveet
04-29-2006, 04:03 PM
looks like you've put on a little more muscle mass and a good bit more fat. 10 lbs is a lot to gain in one month, bro. you need to back off on the calories. you want to be gaining 1-1.5 lbs week max. anything over that and you'll be putting on too much fat. so keep bulking, but do it a little slower.


Good advice. I agree.

sharkall2003
04-29-2006, 05:05 PM
4k calories a day? Are you nuts? He doesn't need that many. If he's trying to gain muscle, or keep the muscle he has and lose fat he needs to be having no more than 3k calories day. Why? 4k calories a day has been making him gain more fat than muscle, as the pictures show. He should be slowing down how much he eats significantly until he reaches the bodyfat percentage he likes. Once he reaches that stage he should then bulk. If he continues to bulk he's only going to store fat by the obliques and his abdominals, as the pictures show.


Also, you need to work on your abs. At the weight you were at before with proper diet and exercise you could definately have visible abdominals and you would look lean and somewhat athletic.

RBB
04-29-2006, 10:23 PM
yes, i'm extrememly nuts. he said he wants to bulk and is currently taking in 4-6k. 6k would be a problem. you have no idea what kind of metabolism this kid has. a lot of 180lb'ers need around 4k to grow. that's a good place for him to start, and after a week or two he can adjust accordingly.

sharkall2003
04-30-2006, 10:18 AM
yes, i'm extrememly nuts. he said he wants to bulk and is currently taking in 4-6k. 6k would be a problem. you have no idea what kind of metabolism this kid has. a lot of 180lb'ers need around 4k to grow. that's a good place for him to start, and after a week or two he can adjust accordingly.

Noticing he's a former fatty you don't want to have the caloric intake too high because he has an endomorphic body structure so he's more prone to storing excess calories as fat.