Originally Posted by jarude
i understand that, i think they just lost their point when trying to bring the lulz.
some skinny kid is going to start cooking everything in bacon fat and butter and be happy he's put on scale weight when in reality a) now he's a fatass, think frogtech kid and b) he still doesn't know anything about eating to achieve his goals outside of "uh, eat everything i guess, elitefts told me so."
i guess this is the yearly incarnation of "fuck you teenage metabolism whiny bitches, eat the fuck up." fwiw, i agree with the point and i certainly agree that these folks need to sit down and start eating pounds of meat. with that being said, the whole bacon and butter lulz thing is a good reason why we have guys like stinger measuring his biceps after a hiking trip terrified that he lost dem gainzz and tons of dudes who lift are perma-fat because they think they'll atrophy if they drop below 5000 cals for a week. take it with a grain of salt i guess, but knowing the audience they're speaking to you know it will probably turn out poorly
For someone that doesn't want to be that big (<220 on a 5'10" frame), "some" of that is a LITTLE over the top.
For someone already around 200-220 pounds that wants to get big? None of that sounds too crazy at all. The lifter doesn't have to do every single step in there but I'd say doing at least half would be beneficial. Someone that size that wants to get big from that point would need about 300-400g protein, 400-700g carbs, 250-350g fats a day. That's about 5000-7550. A large range, but it depends on the individual. The total calorie count would increase to around 10,000/day for someone approaching 300 pounds and heavier (taller guys mostly).
This is where the article's steps would help a lot. For anyone that has eaten completely clean for a diet knows how hard it would be to eat 5000, hell, even 4000 clean calories a day. The steps help to lessen the stress on your digestive system to achieve your desired calories count for the day.
But yes, it's not for someone like 180 pounds and 6' tall. They just need to eat more of what they're eating. And if they don't have the stomach capacity for that. Some of that article will help them too.