Hey guys the 250+ pounds goal is a long term goal. I started a bulk at 5’8 165 pounds 9% bodyfat exactly 41 days ago. Currently I weigh 180 lbs. at 11% bodyfat. My short term goal is to get to 200 pounds 4 months from now (hopefully less) with a long term goal of 250+ pounds at around ~24 years of age (yet again hopefully less).
Currently my diet consists 4,000 calories and 200 grams of protein a day ( I peaked at 4,500 calories a while ago but decided to deload a little to slow my metabolism down and give myself a break before my next peak of 5000 calories). I pm’ed prof x some questions about his calorie intake today and he said when he is on “an all out bulk” he takes in around 7,000 calories a day which is what I’m willing to do if thats what it takes.
My stats are 25.75 in legs, 16 in arms, 43 in chest just in case you were wondering.
So here are my questions…
1.Do you think I should slowly increase my calorie intake to 7,000 calories over time or should I take time between bulks to lower my calorie intake and to slow my metabolism down and lose fat in order to prepare for my next bulk?
What carb to fat ratio would give me the fastest weight/muscle gains? (Im not worried about gaining fat but instead looking at the long term goal and getting there as quick as possible) Currently my fat to carb ratio is 50/50.
How would I go about getting my calorie intake up over time as I get closer and closer to 7,000 calories? Would I eat clean or would I do the best I can to get the calories in? A large pizza a day would be like 4,200 calories plus a gallon of whole milk would be like 2,500 calories. (4,200+2,500=6,700)Or would I eat cleaner and eat a higher volume of food and allow my stomach to expand.
What do you guys think of my protein intake? I’ve been focusing mainly on carbs and fats lately with the reasoning that I have a high metabolism and thus I should focus on those two nutrients the most in order to allow me to gain muscle/ weight.
What are some other foods I can try that are nutrient dense and will help me pack the weight on in case I decide to eat dirtier?
Lastly, for you big guys that have achieved my long term goal or are in pursuit of it like me, give me your best advice and things that you have learned that have helped you with your goal pertaining to your diet.