- 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM
First off hello AM readers, my name is Drew, I'm 19, and have been lifting seriously for the past year plus a little, my goal based on where I'm postings obvious, weight gain. I'm 6 ft 1, 171.2, and I'm working on a bulking cycle. My question is this: does anyone have sound nutrition advice for an ectomorph for the purpose of a clean bulk. I eat healthy but my fat intake is way high and while I'm gaining weight consistently I am always looking for a better understanding and by no means do I think I know enough.
- 12-02-2012, 09:37 PM
19 & ectomorph you say? EAT, EAT & Eat some more. Sounds trivial bit it's the truth. Lots of eggs, chicken, beef, rice, potatoes and cheat meals here and there. As an ecto and bulking I'd aim for the following macros, all are grams per lb of bodyweight
*look for fats from nuts, eggs, olive oil, fish, peanut/almond butterSerious Nutrition Solutions Representative
- 12-06-2012, 03:09 AM
Originally Posted by dmmcclair
12-06-2012, 03:27 AM
You stated that what you are doing currently is working, ergo there is little need to change what is already working. In saying that, is what you are doing currently the best? Forgetting macros for a second, do you get enough micros? Vitamins/minerals and the like. I like to base my meal 'plans' around micros when designing a plan, i.e. I put down my fruit + vegetables + dairy (for calcium) and meat (heme iron) intakes first then fill in the gaps with the macros.
For this I would follow DW's approach in regards to protein and fat and fill in the rest of your needs (for your bulk) with carbs.
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