Hey I'm a 20 year old college student at UNC and I need a good deal of advice on bulking. I guess, like everyone it seems, I'm looking for the "lean bulk."
I posted on this forum this past summer looking for similar advice. I heeded it and had some decent results, although my diet, to a degree, restricted my gains (I am trying to change that now w/ more calories/proteins). I would have just stuck with that strategy but in November I came down with mono-- the grim reaper for a love life and an exercise life. I was cleared to start resuming the aforementioned literally yesterday , and I'm trying to get back into the gym seriously as quickly as possible. The 2+ months cost me most of my gains from the summer and I was down to 155 pounds (from 165) as late as the first week of January. This time, though, I want to have a better plan.
6'1", 160 lbs, 30 waist, (begrudgingly) skinny biceps
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It's difficult for me to eat more than three times a day as I get back to my apartment fairly late. If a 5x meal a day diet is necessary, though, I will have to consider forcing myself to comply. I have one handicap and that is that I do not eat red meat... my meals mostly consist of some sort of combination among these foods:
Breakfast (some combo of these, again)
-3 eggs scrambled
-Some sort of all-bran or nasty flax cereal
-Cream of wheat
-1-2 cups skim milk
-Gorton's Fish Filets (protein is solid)
-Chicken Breasts on the Foreman (I try to go with the "w/ Rib Meat" kind)
-Chicken Hot Dogs
-Subway (12 inch turkey or chk teriyaki with all the veggies, no chz/mayo)
-Chick Fil-A Sandwiches
-Skim milk and lots of it
Here are my normal exercise habits
-2 days a week basketball for two hours (this can't change :-) )
-3-4 days a week at gym w/ push-pull lifts on alternating trips
-Sporadic runs once or twice a week when I have time
-I walk my ass off around this huge campus all day, every day, too... for what it's worth
What I need from you who are well-versed in this stuff (that seems like pretty much everyone here ):
1) Supplement advice-- vitamins and shakes and whatever else I may not have heard of.
2) Whatever advice/revisions to my "routine" you can give me.
Thanks a lot guys.
Go Heels tonight!