View Full Version : A rest day not a cheat day

05-29-2007, 09:02 PM
I have a question, I am on a bulk and plan on being on it for quite a long time.
So normally I am supposed to shoot for 500 extra calories a day to gain, which I have been sticking to with a fairly clean bulk, I work out 6 days a week and on my rest day is it o.k. to eat more than 500 extra calories? I'm not concerned with gaining a little more fat, I just want to make sure my body is getting what it needs, I'm not talking about crap either just more protein, carbs, and fats.

Mr. D
05-29-2007, 09:06 PM
Well assumming your maintenance cals are around 3300 cals. Since you normally eat 500 cals over (a 15% increase), this is a pretty conservative bulk as it is.

Now you are talking about adding 1 day of another 500 cals (a 30%) increase. Thats so tiny it wouldnt make a difference either way.

Think about it in terms of the week.

23100 cals = 7 days of maintenance eating
26600 cals = 7 days of maintenance + 500
27100 cals = 6 days of maintenance + 500 + 1 day of maintenance +1000

Have at it man.

Btw, if you dont mind, if you could post your maintenance cal and bulking cal numbers. Thanks.

05-30-2007, 01:28 AM
From the calculator I used my maintenance cals is 3774, so bulk is 4274 so I could eat about 5000 right?

Mr. D
05-30-2007, 02:08 AM
You used a calculator to find maintenance? Those are generally estimates/approximations and arent always the most accurate.

But going 1300 over ur maintenance for 1 day while on the bulk wont hurt.