Fat Burners While bulking?
- 03-16-2011, 10:55 PM
Fat Burners While bulking?
I did a few searches but didnt find anything solid...so enlighten me once again AM-ers.
Im on a bulking cycle but put on more fat then id prefer (its pretty noticeable around my midsection.)
I was on a DIRTY bulk...Eating anything and everything. Ive definitely gained mass but some of it in areas i didnt want lol.
Can I take a fat burner while on a bulk cycle?
I am going to be cleaning up my diet though. Trying to do a lean bulk diet now.
I only do cardio 1 day of the week. I run 1 mile at moderate speed..(idk what that means but i do it in about 8 mins.)
- 03-16-2011, 11:02 PM
I would switch to a clean bulk diet if you are putting on too much fat, forget about the fat burners, get your diet right. Dirty bulks work perfectly fine for ectomorphs like me, I put on a negligible amount of fat. But that said, I would still be fine with a bit of fat until I reach above my target weight to cut down to my target weight.
What is your target weight? and what are you at now? Also how long have you been working out? You could also add one more day of cardio.
03-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the quick response. I should have been a little more specific.
I started at 130lbs 3 months ago
Currently I'm at 147
My target goal is 160.
Ive been working out for about 2 years consistently.
But only the last 3 months have I been bulking cycle.
I dont know my bf% but before my bulk cycle my stomach was flat...just recently my mom told me it looks like i have a beer belly
03-17-2011, 09:05 AM
Fat burners? Don't think so. The main point of a bulk is to what? Eat more calories than maintenance level. The point of a fat burner is what? Burn calories so that you are below your maintenance level and therefore losing weight. Seems counterproductive TO ME. Granted, all fat burners probably have some alternate means of working aside from JUST burning calories, but I still feel it would be a waste of money there.
Now, if we are talking nutrition partitioners or other stuff on that line, it's a whole different story. Perhaps cortisol blockers, estrogen reducers, some tyroids (sp?) sups of sorts, then yes, maybe that would be much more valuable. Stuff like R-ALA, Coleus Forsokhli, Chromium Pico., Vitamin C, that kind of stuff, I can see some true value there, even healthy fatty acids such as CLA and Omegas 3,6,9, I can CERTAINLY see value added on having those. One of the new Shift, Erase or whatnot, perhaps too.
I would look into things that will help your body process what you eat better and utilize it in a better form, perhaps like mentioned, drop the calorie count a little, not such a dirt bulk but rather a more clean one still being above maintenance.
Androhard + Andromass Log
03-17-2011, 09:21 AM
I know some guys that do it. Mainly for the slight increase in BMR since they are consuming so much food.
03-17-2011, 09:48 AM
03-17-2011, 09:49 AM
You could, too increase thermogenesis. Mostly you should try to wrangle in your diet.
Also, a situation like this is one of the reasons DCP (Damage Control Protocol) was created.
03-17-2011, 03:53 PM
03-17-2011, 04:53 PM
You guys never fail me AM. Very good info and feedback I'll look into the different suggestions and definitely already started changing my diet. Haven't had fast food this while week!
Wednesday is my cardio
03-17-2011, 11:50 PM
03-18-2011, 08:51 AM
03-18-2011, 11:38 AM
So I was reading up on PES' Erase...after reading the description and seeing the awesome sale they are having it looks like it might be a good investment
03-18-2011, 11:53 AM
03-18-2011, 01:41 PM
03-18-2011, 02:19 PM
03-18-2011, 03:15 PM
I couldn't remember where the sale was going on.
But I'm definitely going to pick it up (the sales just too good) but do I use it while on a lean bulk?
03-18-2011, 03:28 PM
03-23-2011, 05:11 PM
Most fat burners in the market today have APPETITE control, so if you're bulking I don't think you should use a fat burner. Your goal while bulking is to eat as much as you can, an appetite reducer will make you eat less therefore no results!
Besides to be honest, fat burners don't do anything unless you're in a cutting diet with lots of water and cardio!
03-27-2011, 10:18 PM
i eat like im on a clean bulk, but im on black cats right now and i do cardio to keep my body lean but still gain muscle.
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03-27-2011, 10:45 PM
03-28-2011, 09:04 AM
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