Progress & Goals
LEAN BODY MASS
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My Dietary Approaches
My personal preference for bulking is to keep it as lean as possible. I don't go to ridiculous lengths to achieve this (gaining some fat is to be expected), but my best gains have definitely been facilitated through keeping a leaner body composition. Cutting down from a serious over-bulk is a horrible experience, and for me personally it wastes a lot of time. I design my diets to work synergistically with my current training style and for bulking this is no different.
I generally toggle my macros multiple times throughout a working week. My current training cycle consists of an 8 – 9 day week. I currently cycle three different diets throughout this working week. My macros are based on percentages of my caloric intake. I won’t bother listing this as it’s currently changing quite often (for example I’ll add 200 calories every week depending on gains and progress).
50/40/10 (High Protein, Moderate Carbs, Low Fats)
My protein intake generally stays high throughout all working days. I’ve always been more comfortable with keeping my protein intake high. This is partly because I’d rather be consuming more protein than my body can use than not consuming enough. And it’s also partly because I enjoy eating meats. For certain days I like to keep my carbs relatively high as well. Although for sake of sanity I simply refer to the second highest macronutrient as moderate. The third macronutrient (fat here) I keep low, I’ll never run all three high. Additionally I’ll never have high carbs and high fats.
- 50/10/40 (High Protein, Low Carbs, Moderate Fats)
Again my protein remains high on this day. My carbs and fats are toggled to account for the higher intake the day before. Glycogen stores remain sufficiently full throughout and allows me some down time. Toggling the majority of my days like this has helped to control fat and also keep my diet interesting. Boredom can easily derail any successful training schedule and diet plays a huge role in that.
40/50/10 (Moderate Protein, High Carbs, Moderate Fats)
This diet I use perhaps once per working week. I use it primarily on high volume days, which can be quite taxing on the system. It’s also a time where I change my foods around and have more freedom in terms of the choices I make. This allows me to plan in certain foods which some would consider dirty. So long as it’s not too detrimental it allows me to still follow my plan and not spill over on following days.
I'll update this section with foods I use for a bulk.
My Supplement Program View My Full Supplement Program
I like to keep my supplementation simple. I believe supplementation to be ancillary to a good training routine and diet.
My supplements stay consist year-round.
- Whey Isolate
- Various Vitamins
What changes are my amounts. I won't bother listing these as they're subject to change periodically.
I get a lot of people asking for advice on their training, and I'm sure many others do too. They want to undergo an amazing transformation and (most likely) stun all of their acquaintances by appearing as the incarnation of Zeus himself.I could, and probably will in the future, go into a longer and more heart-felt rant about this but for now the following should suffice:You can't out-train a bad diet plan. And you can't out-eat a bad training plan either.These go together. And your... Go to BodyBlog