titan strength wrote:
I’m far from an expert and it’s apparent that you are doing many things right, so please take this post with a grain of salt as it’s a genuine question, not a flame or trolling:
When I was bulking on the AD, I was eating about 4000-4100 a day to get to 180, which is what you’re eating now.
I’m assuming I was correctly following AD protocol during that time (which I lost BF and gained LBM, so I’m inclined to say i did it right)when I ask this:
Why are your calories so low if you’re bulking at 224?
I have found that keeping my calories between 3500-4000 is enough to spark lean mass gains. If I go over this, I begin to lay on more fat.
I realize Dr. D’s protocol for “bulking” is to get calories to 20-25 per lb, which for me should be about 4500-5500. However, I think part of the reason I am able to gain with this calorie level is that my weekend calorie counts are sky high.
Its nothing for me to consume upwards of 8,000-10,000 calories on Saturday alone. These meals are relativly “clean” as well. I let myself have 1-2 cheats over the weekend, but nothing extreme. Hope this helps. Any other questions just ask.
Fair enough, Titan.
I was actually considering doing basically what you’re doing for the next time I bulk (after I win this stupid bet-thing), so I’m glad to hear it works so well for you.
Although I will ask you what your cheat meals consist of, as you’ve said you don’t get too extreme with it?
Cheat meal number one is usually upon waking Saturday morning. This past weekend I had 10 pieces of french toast made with whole wheat 12 grain bread, 3 omega 3 eggs, 3 egg whites, and 1 cup of syrup.
The next (and last) cheat is usually the last meal of the day Saturday. This past weekend I had a large cheese pizza (8 slices) and five homemade low sugar oatmeal cookies that taste better than the real thing. These two meals change weekly depending on what I feel like. Sometimes I’ll have ice cream, burgers and fries, pasta, ect.