Not much to add to this post, really. Read what NewDamage typed.
Well SSC, this makes me think back to your thread you started to inquire about bulking.
Its kinda lame to just repeat a post over again, but I thought I would throw up one of my responses from that thread here, in this thread, because I think its appropriate:
"[i]Dude, again, congrats on the weight loss. Fucking awesome.
Just remember, gaining muscle takes a long time. For someone in your situation, it would be wise to eat a sufficient amount of food to grow and progress in strength, but there’s no need to overdo it.
It will take a lot more discipline than just winging it and chowing down on everything, but if you want to keep your body composition in check, its necessary.
Also, let’s just assume for a second that you get RIPPED.
Then, you go for your “bulk.”
I can almost guaran-damn-tee you that your visual fat gains will far outpace your muscle gains, and 3-4 months down the road, you’re not gonna look noticeably more muscular, but you will probably look fatter.
In your situation, slow and steady wins the race. I think you can start gaining now, but you need to do it nice and slowly. Keep track of your nutrition, as big of a pain in the ass as that may be, and add in carbs and protein in the morning and post workout.
Try to stay consistent for 2 weeks, and if you are not progressing in the weight room or the scale, add in a few more calories.
Do this for 6 months to a year, maybe take a small break for damage control fat loss, and resume.
5 years later, you’ll be a monster. [/i]"
I glanced at your log, and it looks like you’re taking in something along the line sof 4000+ Calories a day?
I think, in your situation, that is far too many Calories.
How many Calories were you taking in while dieting?
Did you transition to a “maintenance” phase before eating to gain? Or did you just jump right into the 4000+ ?
I’m afraid (and I’m speaking from experience) you will gain the fat back very easy if you go hog wild on the food. I think you should slowly and deliberately add Calories in something like 250 Cal increments over your maintenance intake in order to get to a decent food intake that’s not slapping pounds of fat on you, quickly.
Like I said before, you can gain fat much quicker than you can gain muscle, so don’t think force feeding yourself is going to put enough muscle mass on your in a short enough period of time to “fill out” and justify excessive fat gain. All its going to do is make you look like shit.
In your situation, if you still want to gain, is to adopt a sort of G-Flux approach and stay as active as possible while eating more food in order to put you in an optimal environment for keeping fat gains at bay and gaining muscle.
What I think will be very important for you to do, though, is to achieve a sustainable dietary approach, one that you can maintain for the long haul because it is going to take a damn long time to pack on some serious size, and you don’t want to be a miserable fat fuck the entire time you’re trying pack on the muscle.
Believe me, I’ve ruined diets within a matter of DAYS because of my insane appetite and propensity to gain fat (being a former fat ASS.)
I’ve done the whole “Fuck yeah! 20x bodyweight in Calories! Gonna get huge!” only to increase my waist size 3 inches in a weak and be noticeably fatter with a gut and no visible muscle mass to show for it.
I’ll be honest, I think you’ll struggle with this for a while. You’re gonna have to learn your body, making some mistakes along the way. I also think you will have to ignore the “Just fuckin eat” crowd, as you will probably need a meticulous attention to your food intake to ensure optimal progress while gaining.
Would be awesome to see you in the next physique clinic, if they ever do that again.
Anyways, hope you made it this far, as it seems noone actually reads posts more than a few sentences these days.