Bulking

  • MKnight

    Posts: 76

    Feb 03, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
    Hi dudes!

    I create this topic because... I'm in the process of bulk... thw problem is that i'm ectomorph and is really hard for me gain weight, I tried some weightgainers but... my mom said that those will be bad for my health and she is worried because she think i will become a musclehead addicted to gym. I need healthy or unhealthy meals to eat... and please don't say things like "go to mcdonals or eat pizza" because here in my country fast food is expensive... please I need advice... and is ok eat waightgainer... the past months I ate a lot of food and I gain weight... when i started I was 120 lbs now i'm 150lbs and a little fat haha!

    I hope you can help me dudes! (excuse my english i'm not a native)
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 03, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
    5 meals a day, each with 100g of high protein food (meat/fish/eggs etc.). Weight gainers can be used in place of 1 or sometimes 2 meals a day.

    In my experience parents are not very supportive of bulking! They seem to hate it for some reason.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 03, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    OP, my guesstimate is that your body fat right now is too high. You don't need to add yet more fat. If you've managed to add this much weight (regardless of the composition), I can guess you know you have to eat. Now you only need to know what and when to eat! icon_lol.gif

    I too used gainers all day long when I was starting but you can't rely on them for too long. The main problem with gainers is that they have a high glycemic index, so unless you're just taking them for breakfast or as pre/post workout shake, chances are you are just getting fat without any anabolic benefit.

    One suggestion for you -- this is one your parents may approve: go do a dietitian. He will measure your body fat and tell you how much LEAN mass you are gaining. He will also create a diet for you that will make you gain muscle without adding a lot of fat. He will likely cut your gainer consumption and replace it with better alternatives, so you will save money too (I'm a fellow South American, I know how much these gainers cost here)

    Just a final tip: you can't fastforward your muscle gains just by eating more. There is a cap and if you try to cross it you will just add fat.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 04, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    Ohno said5 meals a day, each with 100g of high protein food (meat/fish/eggs etc.). Weight gainers can be used in place of 1 or sometimes 2 meals a day.

    In my experience parents are not very supportive of bulking! They seem to hate it for some reason.

    My parents are not supportive...but because of the weight gainers. And they don't understand the concept of dirty bulking by eating shit loads of Burger King. I will NOT do that!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 05, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    Well, you really should look at what is in your weight gainer... most of the time it's comparable to icecream with protein whey in it ;)

    120 to 150 is a good bulk.. you should think about adding in cardio and cutting some of that fat, and then re-evaluating. I don't know anyone who can add 50lbs of weight naturally in a season and not have a significant amount of fat. It takes a while to build muscle.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 16, 2014 9:19 AM GMT
    yeah i have the same problem. except i gain no weight. ever. i need help...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 16, 2014 9:38 AM GMT
    If you have the patience the alternative is just slightly increase your nutrition correctly, (avoiding fat again) and just push your muscle gain. This is the slow road but ensures Lean growth. Depends if you worry about loosing tone/definition. For myself strength is more important so definition is something that comes and goes.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 16, 2014 9:57 AM GMT
    You should try increasing your caloric intake gradually when you are bulking. Any sudden changes in amounts will make your body store it as fat.

    Fast food like pizza is not a good idea. But if you like pizza rather buy a pizza base and add toppings that you like. You can add more chicken pieces, for example, and some vegetables like cauliflower which you might not find on pizzas at takeaways.

    As for carbohydrate intake, I find that cous cous and potatoes (with skins) are great for what I am trying to achieve.



  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 16, 2014 10:15 AM GMT
    Dont be sucked into its 70% gym 30% diet.

    Its not a diet first, its your nutrition.

    Secondly its 70% nutrition, 30% gym.

    and remember sleep!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 18, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    I have struggled withe this aswell, i started at 11 stone 5 pounds and in 7 months i got to 13 stone 6 pounds and shockingly in the last week i dropped to 12 stone 11 pounds icon_eek.gificon_cry.gif
  • MKnight

    Posts: 76

    Feb 19, 2014 1:30 AM GMT
    Now that i stared again my college semester I have the chance to go to my university restaurant... I eat a lot there... salad white rice, meat (chicken, fish etc) soup, a little dessert and a fruit like banana or orange... but i still feel that ui'm not eating enough, I stopped the gym this week cause I'm getting focus on my studies... but while I will do some calistenics, because i want to improve my strength...

    I will buy another gainer and rise my caloric intake this month!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 19, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    Diet is of course the key. Cut out simple sugars such as fruit, white rice. Six to seven meals per day at about 600kc per meal. Keep your protein to about 50 grams per meal. Complex carbs (oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes) should be about 60% of you calories.

    A good mass gainer (believe it or not) is Iron Mass. It is expensive.

    You cannot get bigger unless you lift heavy-ass weight and get at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 19, 2014 2:07 AM GMT
    White rice is fantastic for bulking, especially post workout. The key, as was mentioned is getting enough carbs -- that's what adds weight, not ridiculous amounts of protein. Yes, you will put on some fat, but it wouldn't be "bulking" if you didn't get a little bulky. Potatoes, rice and oats are your best friends.

    JimiB saidDiet is of course the key. Cut out simple sugars such as fruit, white rice. Six to seven meals per day at about 600kc per meal. Keep your protein to about 50 grams per meal. Complex carbs (oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes) should be about 60% of you calories.

    A good mass gainer (believe it or not) is Iron Mass. It is expensive.

    You cannot get bigger unless you lift heavy-ass weight and get at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Feb 19, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    Saturated fat is also important. Whole eggs in the morning and some coconut oil. Get a red meat meal in every day, preferably grass-fed beef or bison.

  • Mar 27, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
    Don't rush it. 30 pounds is a good bulk. Really, you should not be gaining more than 1 lb/week, otherwise it'll be mostly fat.
  • mybud

    Posts: 11837

    Apr 04, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    Most guys bulk because they think they can eat all this crap..Months later they're fat and angry. Increase your food intake, staying away from excess sugars and fats,lift like a beast...PROFIT.