After the summer months of being leaner than usual, most will want to try and add some mass to their physique over the winter months! This is my step by step approach to doing so 💪🏻
🔑First - ask yourself the question - do you feel you are lean enough to start a bulk now?🤔
***Note that in most cases, you will NOT GET ANY LEANER than you are at the present and you will more than likely put on some body fat
If the answer is #Yes
- Find your maintenance calories, eat 3-500 calories above this, then and see how your body reacts. By keeping to this 3-500 bracket, you will minimise the amount of fat gain. If you eat over this and #dirtybulk
then you risk the chance of gaining excess body fat, which is not ideal.
If the answer is #No
- what I would do, is start a mini cut for a period of time (depending on where your body fat is at the present). Cut back on food intake by putting yourself in a caloric deficit (3-500 cals below maintainance) until you reach a level that you are happy to start with. Then up calories slowly and gradually to 3-500 above maintenance and see how your body responds.
👉🏻”You my actually see that you become leaner while bulking as you have made such a caloric hole through cutting that it takes a few weeks for the body catch back up” @calum_themusclementors
Hold back or ramp up calories as you see fit. Some, like my self, will see quick results from 300 calories above maintenance and some will need 5-700.
How to find your maintenance calories - next post coming in the coming days, keep an eye out 👀
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