First of all I have got to thank everyone here for the very usefulinfo I have read over the past month or so and I have at last decided to venture out and post a question.
I have dieted for the past couple of months and I am pretty close to my body fat goal so I have decided I want to bulk up a bit. First of all I have got to say I don’t want to get huge or anything I just want to tone up and look a bit better.
I have a slight problem in that my training varies a lot i.e. 1 week I could only go to the gym once or even not at all and then another week I will go 3 weeks. This is obviously not ideal but it is out of my hands unfortunately.
Therefore I was wondering if someone could help me with some calorie calculating. I do not want to go on a full-time bulking diet and then gain a load of fat when I am not able to train frequently so I would like to be able to vary my eating to try and keep my muscle to a maximum and fat to a minimum considering the circumstances.
I normally know a day before if I am going to be training (I always do so in the evenings). So I was thinking that maybe I would eat something like 10-15% more calories than maintenance on my training day and the day after (while of course having proper pre and post workout nutrition) and the day before the training I would eat maintenance level. Then when I know that I am not going to be training the next day and I it is not the day after a session I would eat 10% less than maintenance to cut down on any fat.
This may be too overcomplicated and it may be just a case of eat 10% more the day after training and then eat maintenance or 5 - 10% less on other days.
Sorry about the massive post and thanks in advance