View Full Version : bulking question

02-20-2002, 11:57 AM

Paul Stagg
02-20-2002, 12:38 PM
1500 cals a DAY?

Um, yeah, you'll grow.


02-20-2002, 02:47 PM
Something to think about . . .

I worked with a person with the same caloric intake (around 2700) with a similar goal. (gain weight)

We worked a diet whereby he increased his daily calorie intake by "100" calories until his body adjusted and then continued to increase until reaching his current level of 3,750 p/day.

We only added cleaner foods, maintaining
1g/lb. (protein) .45g/lb.(fats) and the remainder carbs. (around 60%) as his weight increased.

It's been 8 months or so, but he has gained 15 lbs. of relatively lean body mass. Another 5 lbs. and we'll begin a slight decrease in calories (relatively the same macro levels, maybe decrease carbs. a bit) to lose a bit of the excess bodyfat that was gained during the bulking phase.

Additionally, he worked-out (weights) 2 x weekly for 1 hour (high intensity) and did cardio to keep the b/f to reasonable levels.

Supplementation was liminted to Protein Powder in small quantities to cover (infrequent) lapses in diet and immediate
post-workout needs.

The changes to his diet/workout were so paced he has no problem maintaining his eating habits/workout routine and his weight remains consistent.

Best Regards,


02-21-2002, 09:57 AM
good post Mrj