That would be a real challenge for me. It is definitely a good place to be taking Surge, before, during, and after workout.
But speaking of workout, how strong are you? Are you focusing on the compound lifts?
My primary warning is to stop trying to gain weight if you are not gaining more muscle than fat. You don’t want to attain your goal weight, only to find that you need to do a cut, because you are too fat. I believe that a person can stay below about 15% body fat and still have sufficient calories to gain muscle.
You seem ready to get stronger. If you are getting stronger you can get add muscle volume. I would use your strength as the primary metric. If the scale is moving up and your strength is not, I would be concerned.
Permabulking can be counter productive. It is certainly effective, but at the cost of liking the changes you’re making to your body.
If your entire purpose is to look better, then turning yourself from fairly lean into a fatass is going to hurt.
Reddit is filled with autism and bad advice, but I like the [bulk until 15%, cut until 10%] cycle. You never get too fat, you can shake up your training well along these lines (periodizing) and still make progress in the right direction. This should be 2-3 month periods of bulking and cutting… Ideally 3 months bulk, 2 months cut.
I lift to look good. Would I choose to look bad in the now for the sake of looking good later? Sure, but why make that choice if you don’t have to?
update if anyway’s interested. I dropped all protein powders and added oatmeal and crackers for carbs. It feels a lot better doing it without powders. Actually feels pretty badass gaining weight all natural
I put on 10 lbs in 2 months overall.
That being said, I’ll be trying a beef protein powder lol. (total of 2 - 30g scoops/day = 48g from powders) I can’t do whey or soy and am struggling to get total protein without overdoing the fat (peanuts, eggs, etc. loaded with fat) you can see I gained a bit of fat, I’m not worried about it because of my stupid week off I’m accidentally cutting ffs.
need to clean that nasty ass bathroom mirror at work
Im following the routine from a link someone posted I think in the first comment. I do 1 set to failure of each group: hamstrings/lats/delts/biceps, day 2 is quads/chest/delts/triceps. 2 days on, 1 day off. i was doing 6 days a week and burned out, had to stop working out.