Thanks a lot for the reply guys.
Lonnie, i've been training doing GVT, almost at the end of prep phase 1. What do you recon is a good stable weekly gain?
My weights gains oscillate between 0.5 and 1 pound a week, but gerenally it's closer to 1 pound. I AM a newbie though, started training only about 5 months ago.
I think i'll stick to this caloric intake as it's working pretty well. But i'm going to read more about JB's ideas as i've learnt a lot from him already (and you Lonnie)