First Ever Attempt At Bulk: Help Needed!
- 09-05-2013, 10:18 AM
First Ever Attempt At Bulk: Help Needed!
Height- 5ft. 5in
All I know as of now is my TDEE is - 3088
I have also been taking only 39g of protein a day when cutting. Need to know what's the best recommended for a bulk. People have mentioned Creatine to me..? What's y'all take on that.
I have Been working out consistently for about a year. But on an off for 3. I workout 5 days a week for 2 hours a day.
I just want to gain more lean mass. People say I'm big already but I'm never satisfied. I get stronger constantly but never really or noticeably see size gains. I plan on bulking for 4 months if that's a good amount of time. I want to be Atleast over 170lbs or more by the end of those 4 months but without looking fat. I know Ill gain some fat in the process but I don't want to look like a slob.
And I'm not worried about the little fat I gain because cutting isn't a problem for me. I just need help on what to eat an take without screwing over my body. My first time trying this. Any advice could be of use. Thanks.
- 09-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Looks like your protein intake might be a little low considering you're working out 5 days a week, 2 hours at a time. Increase your protein intake. You have to be supplying your body with the proper nutrients to create an anabolic environment and roughly 40g of protein is not enough. I've had several successful, all natural bulking cycles and the best advice I can give to you is to just eat as much as possible. Don't worry as much about your macros considering you're at young age. Just make sure you slowly build to a caloric surplus that is allowing you to add mass with minimal fat gains. What does your training program look like?
- 09-05-2013, 11:01 AM
So what would be the best amount of intake for protein.
An for workout - Abs included every day
Friday(Full Body Less Intensity)
That's the typical way I workout. If you need to know exact lifts which I'm sure that's what you want I'll provide those also.
09-05-2013, 11:16 AM
A good place to start is at least 1 gram of protein per pound. So you want at least 164 grams of protein per day, which really you want more than that to gain. Anywhere from 164 - 246 (1.5 grams per pound) would help. Even at 246 grams per day you would be getting around (actually less than 984) 1000 calories from protein. So you could afford to up it a bit if necessary. The gram per pound thing is best for a cut and you want to increase it if you are bulking to about 1.5 grams per pound. You can eyeball it though, I eat 350 - 400 grams a day of protein and I weigh about 220.
Definitely need to start drinking some protein powder to supplement your protein intake. Isotean or Protean are both good choices and they have some great flavors. Creatine will help you bulk up somewhat but it is more of a strength enhancer. The best way to grow is to eat, and sometimes that is hard to do so you have to supplement with protein powders.
09-05-2013, 11:19 AM
39g a day? do yu even drink milk?
i doubt youre 10% bf. probly closer to 15 with the nutrition knowledge youve presented. with that said, you should aim for 1-2g protein per KG of bw/day. thats about 160g/day tops for you. id say 100-120g would be ideal and fine as a natural trainer at your size
and a good rule of thumb for total calories is body weightx20. not the best method, but it works and is super simplified
above man: there is not a single study anywhere that shows more than 1g protein per lb body weight is effective. thats body building bro science and a rule of thumb for juicers. he's 19 and a natural lifter. steroids change things a little lol
09-05-2013, 11:20 AM
09-05-2013, 12:05 PM
09-05-2013, 12:10 PM
My fault. From protein powder is 39g per scoop an i take 2 scoops per day but I didn't mean that as in that's all the protein I get in a day. But I see where y'all coming from.
An so for creatine, it wouldn't hurt taking it then since it's mainly for strength.
09-05-2013, 12:19 PM
True. I've never actually followed a workout program before as you can see. I Just looked up Wendler's 5/3/1 an it looks promising an I will most likely try this and I do have protein. It's just most people would tell me not to take too much protein because it'll make you fat an stuff.
I know that can't be right unless your sitting on your A** all day doing nothing. But I'll definitely up my intake on protein an I'm sure that'll help.
09-05-2013, 12:21 PM
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09-05-2013, 12:26 PM
09-09-2013, 01:31 PM
increase your protein intake, try Isotean or Protean! They are both sick! also could try a test booster and creatine for the extra edge!
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