The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Professional Lurker Herc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    House 'o the Mouse
    Posts
    1,072

    Bulking stalled out...

    I've been on a clean bulk since the beginning of Nov. (not including Thanksgiving and Christmas). My weight has gone up from 183 ish to 202 ish with a 3%- 5% increase in bodyfat.


    Anyway, over the last couple of weeks the weight increase has stalled and I'm wondering if I should start eating even more clean cals a day OR let things level out since I plan on starting a Cut at the beginning of March, (i.e. letting the next 6 weeks be a "pre-cut") what are everyon's thoughts?
    Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead

    - Benjamin Franklin

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!


  3. #2
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    I would up your calories some more and take advantage of the time you have before you start cutting. It's enough time to add some more muscle.

  4. #3
    Porn Star YatesNightBlade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Northern England
    Posts
    2,028
    Remember ... you can't force feed muscle Growth. Don't be looking at excesive gains in weight. Keep protein high and carbs moderate and fats low to moderate. If you feel like your not gaining weight at all and your tired during your sessions ..... UP YOUR CARBS.
    * * * * * * * * *
    Yates

    hard core n. 1 irreducible nucleus. 2 colloq. a the most committed members of a society


    'Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind'

  5. #4
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    LI,NY
    Posts
    9,233
    That's easy for you to say Mr I gained 150 lbs since I started lifting.


    I need to up my cals and I'm not too sure I want to do it with excessively clean cals. I dunno.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

  6. #5
    Simplistic
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    2,179
    I'd start eating cleaner ir your bodyfat continues to rise, also look at other factors that could be at work, sleep, recovery, training enthusiasm, maybe you need a week off. I don't think it's necessary to stuff down worthless calories to grow. Even though many will disagree with me I also know you can burn fat and gain muscle at the same time.

  7. #6
    illmatic =w='s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    148
    If you have gained weight and leveled off it is time to add calories. You are now at a higher weight and will therefore have a higher maitanance level. Think about it like this - It would be as if when you were 183 you had tried to bulk eating the amount of calories it would have taken you when you were 160.

  8. #7
    Professional Lurker Herc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    House 'o the Mouse
    Posts
    1,072
    Thanks for all of the replys.
    Yates - I don't feel tired at the gym and my training log supports that my training hasn't lagged, however I think I'm going to try upping my carbs for the next couple of weeks an see how it goes.
    I've been protein heavy durring this bulk and I think that might be the problem.
    Three people can keep a secret so long as two of them are dead

    - Benjamin Franklin

  9. #8
    Banned kaleido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Home of the 2002 Pacific Division Champ Sacramento Kings
    Posts
    269
    Change your diet. Your body is a smart thing, it will adapt to what you're doing. The best thing I did for myself last year when I hit a roadblock was changed the percentages for my intake. My body started gaining again until just recently, so I changed my percentages again and I've started increasing weight again.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •