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Bulking adjustments - help please.

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2005/07/24 06:30:05 (permalink)
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Bulking adjustments - help please.

Hey Guys,

I have been following my bulking diet for about 5 weeks now and have been pleased with the way that it's gone. So far I have put on 19 pounds (approx. 8kg) in weight and it's all seems to be going in the right place (good muscle gains). However, i've started noticing for the first time in my life i'm getting some fat showing at the front of my stomach (navel area, you know 'typical belly' position) Now it's not much, but I fear if I carry on that it will get worse. I don't want to stop though as my strength is rocketing and i'm bigger that i've ever been in my life.

I was thinking of being stricter with my fat intake, upping my protien intake and slightly increasing my cardio training. What do you guys think??

Thanks Guys,

Andy!!

PS. I currently weigh 177 pounds and i'm 5' 11". Not sure on the bodyfat but i'm sure it's not high as i'm quite a skinny guy.
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    RE: Bulking adjustments - help please. 2005/07/24 08:48:15 (permalink)
    Hi Andy,

    If you're really focusing on bulking up, some degree of fat-gain is unfortunately going to be unavoidable. But like you say, the benefit of it is that you're getting more muscular and stronger during the process so it isn't all bad!

    Certainly adding some cardio in on your off days (say 30mins or so) can help limit fat gain and the same applies to manipulating your diet (e.g. decreasing carbs). But the gains may then not be as good.

    It's a good idea to bulk up to your target weight (even if you do increase BF%), and then cut-down again gradually. That way you should retain most of your hard-earned muscle and improved strength.

    Hope that helps!
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    RE: Bulking adjustments - help please. 2005/07/24 09:15:17 (permalink)
    Mate I like your gains (8KG 5 WEEKS), Would you mind posting your diet for us all to see?
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    RE: Bulking adjustments - help please. 2005/07/25 13:26:27 (permalink)
    To be honest mate, it's not just my diet that has got me them gains. I literally went from not training and eating hardly anything (I was travelling up the east coast of oz in a car with my brother for 7 weeks...no chance of training or good diet), to doing everything 'right'.

    I started eating 5/6 good meals a day.
    Whey 3 times a day
    Creatine
    Intense weight training
    Guaranteed enough sleep
    4 litres of water a day

    Go from doing nothing to all that literally overnight and my body just responded. I'm lucky as I don't have a job (still in oz) but can afford to keep eating/training etc. It's like i'm on a 10 week training camp ala the rocky films!

    As for specifics on my diet just bulking meals like Jacket spud and beans, steaks, fruit n veg, chicken and pasta and a big breakfast.
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