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Bulking foods

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by fuji, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Knee deep in curds
    If I'm getting enough calories from meat why would I need to eat carbs as well?

    Not gonna start another threak of bro science on the value of carbs but the carb benefits that matter to me are:

    muscle fuel/energy - carbs are a far more ready source during a workout

    brain/cns fuel - your gray matter/cns etc like them some carbs... healthy CNS leads to better results in the gym and better growth

    protein-sparing: I doubt you're talking about a no-carb bulk but if you were, bulking in ketosis is a challenge.

    All over-simplified but them's the generalities.

    As said above- not a 100% have to but you'll probably experience better results applying the proper use of complex carbs.
  2. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

    Mar 2, 2011
    I just grab an all-in-one lean mass-gain shake called 'PhD Synergy ISO-7', once a day.
    Then I just eat a normal healthy and quite clean diet: chicken, fish, veg., white & sweet potato, eggs, oats for breakfast, wholegrain-rice/bread.
    You can have two shakes per day if you want more calories.

    You definitely need carbs btw: as the above poster said, you need the medium-term energy, not just for the gym, but for the growth too. Meat is also quite fatty, so carbs actually clean-up your bulking sometimes.
  3. jarude

    jarude Senior member

    Dec 15, 2008
  4. riotmute

    riotmute New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    whole milk & peanut butter
  5. tricky

    tricky Senior member

    Aug 15, 2008
    I eat the same thing as when I diet except I increase calories to 300-400 above BMR.

    Also change my macronutrient ratio from 40/40/20 (which I use for cutting along with the Palumbo Diet) to 50/30/20.

    No point in a dirty bulk when you're just gonna have to lose that unnecessary fat anyways.
  6. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Running the trap house.
    apparently sausage gravy and biscuits. i lifted 2x in disney over a week and ate constantly and went from 215 to 229

    Fat fuck
  7. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

    Feb 28, 2010
    As long as u hit 1g protein per lb body weight (I guess 2g/kg) you can eat what you want, within reason. Unless u are a full time juiced up pro bodybuilder there's no way to rationalize more than ~18kcal/lb bodyweight I don't think

    I agree that much of the "clean eating" rules are complete horseshit, I'm in a cut now eating all the cakes and fruit drinks and cookies I was eating in a bulk, just nowhere near as often. But I think eating veggies and fruits and all is good just for your general health is good... if you don't balance all that meat and Twinkies with decent shit you prob won't make it past 50 FWTW. I don't know the specifics but I try to get about 2-3 servings of earth shit daily, seems to work.
  8. stylenooob

    stylenooob Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2011
  9. Giocatore4

    Giocatore4 New Member

    Apr 25, 2011
    Depends on how you want to bulk. I've trained people that only want to bulk by eating as much of everything as they possibly can... that'll get the job done, but if you want to maintain a fairly low BF% while bulking, eat clean, but more. a very basic rule of caloric intake for people who I have never met, nor seen is multiply your body weight by 11, then multiply that number by 1.5. Eat 500 more calories than that and you will gain weight at a pace your body can keep up with.

    As for what to eat... Meat, Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Vegetables, Fruit, Whole Grains... with a cheat meal or two thrown in the week (After all it is a bulk).

    Best of luck.
  10. Beta

    Beta Senior member

    May 30, 2008
    Steak, eggs, milk. repeat.
  11. theom-

    theom- Senior member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Woundering what other people are eating when they bulk. I've been eating tonnes of lamb recently with olive oil, butter and greek yoghurt. Kind of like a gyro, but without the bread. That and of course lots of whole milk and eggs.

    this sounds really good...
  12. watsonlew

    watsonlew Member

    May 5, 2011
    You are going with the bulking food .Protein is the building block for muscle.Compound movements are what makes you grow,Rest,Post-workout meals are very important,Keep Cardio To A Minimum,Increase Your Calories,Water,Training,Have Fun.

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