So, this site isn’t just going to target guys wanting to BULK.
In case you are unfamiliar with the terms bulking and cutting, let me fill you in. Bulking is when you eat an excess amount of calories in order to GAIN weight and muscle.
For example, a normal dude would consume around 2,200 calories a day to maintain his body weight, if he was 5’8 and 170 pounds. If he wanted to put on 20 pounds of weight, he needs to consume 3,500 calories x 20 (since 3,500 calories equals one pound). He might eat 3,500 calories daily to gain that weight over time. This is called bulking.
Cutting, on the other hand, is for those guys who already ARE bigger and need to lean out or strip themselves of excess fat so they appear “cut” and defined. This requires eating less calories, perhaps only 1500 daily in order to lose fat. When I gained muscle, I started by bulking and later had to do a quick cut to get real defined. However, I was worried about my fiber intake since my diet was totally off for macronutrients. The majority of my diet was coming from protein sources and fats. No carbohydrates in sight, which means no fiber.
I ate only protein sources and limited carbs. My diet was primarily chicken, turkey, lean pork, and a ton of vegetables with light olive oil. I ate oatmeal before working out. I also ate a lot of cottage cheese and dairy products but was really light on carbs, even fruit. I ate a ton of whey protein. My mom was worried I wasn’t getting in enough fiber so she ordered a fiber supplement for me called skinny fiber to ensure I was having regular bowel movements. I took fiber pills twice a day and everything is good. Because I’m not eating as many carbs, I’m trying to make sure that I’m not going to be suffering by having a reduced fiber intake each day. And weight loss with fiber is always a sure thing.
When cutting, make sure to workout and exercise too. Some people get so caught up in the diet, they forget that exercise is crucial if you want to be defined. Otherwise, you will just be that skinny guy, like I was. You need a balance. Workout and eat well and eat lean in order to LOOK lean. Lifting weights is no joke. You can get super lean and trim fast if you are lifting weights a lot, especially heavy weights, because it helps to boost your metabolism and get you looking like a champion.
Stay tuned here on this site to watch my buddy’s progress. He currently weighs in at 250 pounds on a 5’8 frame and has to cut about 60 pounds of fat. He is hoping to achieve this goal by November of 2015 this year. Wish him luck and we will see you here for our next update on his progress. See you bros and ladies! Until next time.