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2014/11/03 00:03:44 (permalink)

Lots of questions about muscle gain

Hello,
 
I've been on these forums all night and you guys are really helpful. I came here without a clue as to what 'bulking' even was, and I didn't even know how you properly gained muscle. Now, I'm pretty much down with it I suppose. Just got a few questions left though, and if anyone has the answers to share, I'd really appreciate it.
 
1. If I set myself a calorie intake per day including a calorie surplus, do I also get in that same amount of calories on days where I'm not working out?
 
2. If I goto the gym more days, ie. 5 days instead of 2, and I have protein on each of those gym days, will I get fatter from having more protein, or will it just making the process of 'bulking' quicker?
 
3. Sort of in relation to question one, is there a website I can use that will plan a diet for me specifically for my needs?
 
4. Can I bulk for a shorter period, ie. a month?
 
5. Do you only have a protein shake on a gym day?
 
6. What's a protein that is available in the UK cheap? I've got £40 right now to spend, but I don't want to be shelling out every bit of money I get on protein, which is why I was asking about a short bulk.
 
Sorry for the barrage of questions, just a confused noob here.
Thanks.
post edited by Jack112 - 2014/11/03 00:05:36
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    robert123
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/04 16:49:14 (permalink)
    1. If I set myself a calorie intake per day including a calorie surplus, do I also get in that same amount of calories on days where I'm not working out?
     
    as you're looking to gain weight and muscle yes, if you are having a post/pre workout shake just drop that out.
     
    2. If I goto the gym more days, ie. 5 days instead of 2, and I have protein on each of those gym days, will I get fatter from having more protein, or will it just making the process of 'bulking' quicker?
     
    depends on the overall calories, having more protein wont make you fatter by itself. dont confuse bulking and getting fat as the same thing. people who do this see bulking as an excuse to eat lots of junk, a treat meal once or twice a week isnt going to hurt on a bulk.
     
    3. Sort of in relation to question one, is there a website I can use that will plan a diet for me specifically for my needs?
     
    yes, on here, healthy nutrition will do a generic standard plan for cheap or a custom one for more money. depends how serious you are and the detail level you want.  
     
    4. Can I bulk for a shorter period, ie. a month?
     
    bulking just for 1 month would be somewhat pointless what are you going to do then? - this isnt an overnight process, you want muscle you are going to have to earn it.
     
    5. Do you only have a protein shake on a gym day?
     
    no protein shakes are designed to be a handy way to get protein into your system. time to make a shake is less than minute, time needed to make a meal is typically much longer. i have a shake in the morning, during training and before bed sometimes.
     
    6. What's a protein that is available in the UK cheap? I've got £40 right now to spend, but I don't want to be shelling out every bit of money I get on protein, which is why I was asking about a short bulk.
     
    concentrate is a good bet, from body building warehouse with the code WINNER you can get 4KG for about the £40 you have. that will last you a decent amount of time depending on how much you use.
     
    if moneys tight go for 2KG and see how you get on, a short bulk is not 1 month, if this is your first time training then closer to 6 will probably be about right
     
     
     
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    James
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/05 11:34:15 (permalink)
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    robert123
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/05 11:40:40 (permalink)
    James I dont think thats the right link mate!
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/05 20:56:47 (permalink)
    Wow.. That's some mistake there..
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/05 22:28:20 (permalink)
    Thanks for the link James! 
     
    I took everything on board and I must say I feel like a new man. My strength has gone through the roof although my nipples are kind of sore and my hair's starting to fall out.  
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/11/13 14:42:07 (permalink)
    Sorry, guys - this was the link I meant! http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/articles/article-beginners-faq.aspx
     
    Got my Beginner's FAQs muddled up!
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    Re: Lots of questions about muscle gain 2014/12/07 04:02:20 (permalink)
    What you need to think about is what you want as far as your overall goal.  When it comes to what you should be eating, how you should be training - that's what dictates what your results will be depending on what you want to do.  So when you ask all these different types of questions I think you're confusing yourself and sometimes other people because you're not really asking them "I want to do A in order to get to B".  You're saying "Should I do A, should I do B, or C, or etc, etc?"
     
    It's like if you want someone to build you a house, you have to have your goal of what you want it to look like in order for the job to get done, that's what a body is like - construction.  In other words, be clear on what you want so that when you ask questions someone can directly give you an answer.
     
    You should have a plan on what you're trying to do in a certain amount of time because I could tell you to bulk from now until eternity.  Or I could tell you to bulk up this year so that you could diet down for a show next year which would probably take you anywhere between 3-4 months to diet.  See how that gives you a clearer idea of how long you should be doing what you're trying to do.
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