Hi, I'm 18, 5'11 and weigh about 160lbs. I play rugby a lot and I'm trying to put on lean muscle to bulk up, yet I'm a student so can't really afford to keep buying food! I've worked out on fitday.com I'm taking in about 2000 calories a day and a fair amount of protein but is there a relatively cheap way of adding calories to your diet? Would taking supplements be easier?
I also do some gym work, weights etc so are there are any rugby players out there who could suggest a suitable routine?
Any routine that helps you build overall strength... the WBB & BGB programs are great for that... my sig has links..
Welcome aboard... GL.. and stay with it...
Also use the WBB search... your questions have been asked and answered many times..
Last edited by Bob; 01-24-2007 at 06:54 AM.
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Milk, fats (nuts, oils, etc), whey, meat, etc. Real food is probably way cheaper then supplements.
Is 6 meals a day really essential? I've heard quite a lot of contrasting arguments on this and was just wondering if it would be ok to eat the same amount in perhaps 3-4 meals.
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I don't know how you'd even justify 3-4 meals. That's not optimal. You can spread it out.
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I find it pretty easy to eat 6 meals - breakfast, second breakfast if I don't have class, lunch, snack, dinner and late night snack. If I'm lifting I'll have a couple of glasses of gatorade in there as well.