Gambit’s First Bulk
If it’s okay, I’d like to use this thread to ask a lot of questions and perhaps log a bit in the hopes you experienced folks will help out from time to time.
Been trying to ,lose weight, since I was 15 or so, found T-Nation maybe four months ago and dropped a little over 10 lbs and perhaps 10-15%BF using t-dawg2.0.  and improved training methods thanks to this site…including TBT in recent weeks.
Now, I’m small and I want to stop starving myself and start putting on some good weight through some hard, hard training. Hope you folks will help.
Any advice regarding a first bulk would be great. I’ve been trying to read up on it using Shugart and Christian Thibaudeau mostly.
Since I’ve been on the T-dawg for the last four or so months, I should go into the bulk slowly, right? How slowly? I think I?m going to bump up my calories to close to maintenance for this week along with adding oatmeal in the morning. Then add around 250 calories every week and a little carbs every other week and keep track of my results. How does this sound?
Day: morning, evening
Sun: Jog before breakfast; lift
Monday: Jog bb, abs and stretch
Tuesday: Stretch bb, Lift
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Rest, Lift
Friday: Jog bb, Stretch and abs
Saturday: HIIT, Rest
Note1: I?ve been having some lower back pain, so the abs/stretching are there to try to fix that problem. Anyone know any articles or have any advice regarding this would be much appreciated.
Training plan: Waterbury?s Total Body Workout http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=508031 I?m on week 6 now and I haven?t decided what I?ll do when I finish it?although I might just try it again (this time correctly hopefully, I made some noob mistakes this time through). Any suggested plans would be great.
Meal plan: 6 meals a day + 2 snacks. Meal #1 is a little bigger than the others and Meal #6 is a little smaller. Lots of chicken, beef, and eggs along with whey, oats, cheese, and milk
Meal #1: Shake (2 servings) +45g oats
#2 : 4 eggs + veggies
Snack: (50g lean meat or 1 serving whey)
#3 170g chicken breast + veggies
#4 170g chicken breast + veggies
snack: (50g lean meat or 1 serving whey)
#5: Ground beef 100g + veggies
#6: cheese 30g (94/8/0/6) + chicken 60g
gym#6: Whey 1 serving + carb drink (oj normally)
I?ve a few other meals to swap in there when if I need to.
And maybe it should be said here that I am a short mother-fucker who doesn’t weigh much, I estimate my base metabolic rate at around 2200.
This is my first bulk and I?m trying to think of what I should know. So that is probably my biggest question: what did I forget?
Thanks in advance for the help and letting me think out-loud on the forum.