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    Update on my short bulk/cut

    I posted a few weeks back saying I was going to start a 3-4 week bulk then a 3 week cut...since I didnt want to run a long bulk and I just got done doing a cut. I also said I would be doing some HIT including drop sets, rest-pause, and strip sets. Well I am done with the 1st half. I started 3 weeks ago weighing in at 202 lbs and am up to 212 now. My strength gains were awsome thanks to the HIT I believe, I am very happy with my results so far considering I barely gained any fat at all. I am almost tempted to run one more week of bulking b4 cutting for 2 weeks? Maybe I will do a mild but for the 1st week and get intense the next 2 weeks...any thoughts?

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    10lb gain in 3 weeks is impressive, if your not gaining much b/f, then keep up the bulk.

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    How did you avoid putting on bodyfat? I always have trouble with that...

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    I tried to stay away from white carb and fatty foods (bad fat)...while taking in good fat and at least an extra meal per day and my meal sizes also increased. I started to see an very slight increase in b/f in my gut...but my g/f said I was crazy. I hit the weights crazy hard and trained super intense about 4-5 days/week. I am very pleased with my size gains and strength gains for a 3.5 week bulk.

    As for staying on it...I am tempted since i did so well...but I am going to Cancun the 2nd week of Oct so I want to cut up a little. Once I get back I may run a 4 week bulk then a 2-3 week cut cycles. My main goal is to be 220-230 by spring.

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    do you have measyrements? before and after? bf% before and after?

    sounds like great progress I'm just curious.
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    no ..i just tracked my weight every week...I want to cut these next 3 weeks and get to about 208...so gain of 10lbs in 3.5 weeks then lose 4 lbs in 3 weeks...for a net gain of 4-5 lbs of muscle in 6.5 weeks...i think is decent

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    sounds like it, keep doin what your doin'!
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    ya I like it so far...i am confident in my cut...i just did one a little while ago and i did awsome...all it is, is eating what you should and when...not that hard...just have to shop right. I am going to lay off the HIT thought to give the CNS a break. Like I said a while ago I only did this since i just got off a cut cycle in the middle of Aug and was going to cancun in Oct. After that I am going to bulk at least a month at a time....maybe bulk 10-15 lbs then cut till I am decently ripped and keep doing that...so by spring i can be 220-230 shredded....which will take a ton of hard work and smart eating....so it is in writing now and we will see if I do it.

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    start a journal, so we can all follow along.
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    Reminds me of something I'm gonna try sometime soon:

    http://www.musclemedia.com/training/abcde/v58_abc1.asp
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    I'd like to see a typical day's eating for you, can you post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman
    I'd like to see a typical day's eating for you, can you post it?

    When on my Bulk here is a generic day of eating for me...Keep in mind i work 9-5

    9:00AM: Hanna Protein bar (homemade) 800 Cal
    10:00AM Quaker B-fast Bar 200 Cal
    11:00AM Zone perfect protein bar 210 Cal
    12:00PM Lunch usually leftovers or large serving of chili, brown rice/meat/sauce combo
    2:00PM cashews or peanuts
    4:00PM small serving of leftovers or pita pizza (on training days...but I wasnt too strict to tell the truth)
    7:00PM Dinner Large servings of a meat, Veg, salad, and a side of brown rice, potatoes, or side pasta meal (I would try to eat white carbs only on training days)
    9:00PM 2 scoops of Nitrean and 12-14 oz of skim milk

    That is a generic sample of a typical day

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    You wouldn't happen to have the macro's for that would you?
    Starting over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al3X
    You wouldn't happen to have the macro's for that would you?
    no I don't sorry...I just tried to eat as clean as i could...and truthfully there were a few cheat days in there...I didnt really worry about them since I was on a bulk...cheese fries are a muct when you go to a amusement park...hahaha

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    Unfortunately when I'm trying to bulk I eat tons of french fries which I make in the oven,,,

    By the way, whats a homemade hannah protein bar?

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    Unfortunately when I'm trying to bulk I eat tons of french fries which I make in the oven,,,
    Perhaps you should eat cleaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray
    Reminds me of something I'm gonna try sometime soon:

    http://www.musclemedia.com/training/abcde/v58_abc1.asp
    Ive skimmed that article and is the idea to just switch up macros every 2 weeks?

    I will have to take like a whole day to sit down and read that thing, freaking long as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56
    When on my Bulk here is a generic day of eating for me...Keep in mind i work 9-5

    9:00AM: Hanna Protein bar (homemade) 800 Cal
    10:00AM Quaker B-fast Bar 200 Cal
    11:00AM Zone perfect protein bar 210 Cal
    12:00PM Lunch usually leftovers or large serving of chili, brown rice/meat/sauce combo
    2:00PM cashews or peanuts
    4:00PM small serving of leftovers or pita pizza (on training days...but I wasnt too strict to tell the truth)
    7:00PM Dinner Large servings of a meat, Veg, salad, and a side of brown rice, potatoes, or side pasta meal (I would try to eat white carbs only on training days)
    9:00PM 2 scoops of Nitrean and 12-14 oz of skim milk

    That is a generic sample of a typical day
    Still dont know what a hannah protein bar is, or what "leftovers" are... it could be leftover hotdogs and cheese steak for all I know :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman
    Still dont know what a hannah protein bar is, or what "leftovers" are... it could be leftover hotdogs and cheese steak for all I know :0
    The famous hanna protein/weightgainer bar is a recipe from a member on here...just do a search. For the leftovers I would pretty much make 2 servings everydinner and take in the leftovers the next day. All in all cut or bulk I tried to keep the calories as clean as possible...no junk!!!



    Another update where I am now I have been cutting for the last 3 weeks and I went from 212- 208....so in about 6 weeks a net gain of 6-7 lbs...now I am going to Cancun all inclusive booze and food so now all my hard work will go to crap...haha ohh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN
    Perhaps you should eat cleaner.
    If they are homemade I think that they could be good.

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    Did a search for Hannah bar, found no recipe. By the way, saying "I ate leftovers" still doesnt tell me what foods you eat... but its all good. I assume youre just eating chicken, tuna, etc...

    I'm on a bulk, wish me luck...

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