Doing a Leangains bulk.. advice on cals

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    Doing a Leangains bulk.. advice on cals


    Hey guys. I'm looking to add some size and was wondering what calories I should go with to do this. I chose the leangains approach because I like the big meals and would like to minimize the fat gain. I play a lot of sports so I would like to keep bf at a minimum.

    Anyways, I'm currently 5'8 - 164 lbs or so. I recently did a cut to lose some bf and now I need to put on some size. I haven't gained much strength in a few months.

    Is 2750 workout - 2000 rest day good for a lean bulk? I chose 'lightly active' on the IF calculator since I lift 4 days a week and play basketball Saturday and Sunday mornings. Any advice? Thanks.

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    Hard to gauge this without plenty of details. The easiest approach would be to start there and either add or subtract cals if weight gain is too slow/fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffxx View Post
    Hey guys. I'm looking to add some size and was wondering what calories I should go with to do this. I chose the leangains approach because I like the big meals and would like to minimize the fat gain. I play a lot of sports so I would like to keep bf at a minimum.

    Anyways, I'm currently 5'8 - 164 lbs or so. I recently did a cut to lose some bf and now I need to put on some size. I haven't gained much strength in a few months.

    Is 2750 workout - 2000 rest day good for a lean bulk? I chose 'lightly active' on the IF calculator since I lift 4 days a week and play basketball Saturday and Sunday mornings. Any advice? Thanks.
    In my opinion, you're going to lose weight at those cals. I could be wrong though. Go ahead and try it and watch the scale, adjust as needed.
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    Like those above have stated its tough to give advice with minimal info but I'd be inclined to start with 2200 off days, 2900 workout days. This is roughly -10, +20. What's your current BF? I'd look at 50/30/20 C/P/F workout days, 30/40/30 Rest days. See how your body responds after a week or two and adjust from here.

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