I am new here and I was reading the forums for some good bulking tips; however, I could not find anything pertaining to my specific question. I have been working out and eating semi-healthy for the past 7 months or so now. On my first bucket of protein I gained approx 20 lbs ( 4 -5 months) I still have my abs and cut chest so I am asuming not too much of that is fat gain. Anyways, back to my question! I have been the same weight (200lbs) for the past month or so now and I have recently started taking 6 scoops of protein / day; 2 morn, 2 after workout, and 2 in the evenings. I am doing this in a desperate attempt to gain weight. If it all works out I am going to wait until I reach my desired weight and then try and work what fat there is into muscle. I will quit the 6 scoops / day and bring it back down to the normal consumption of 2 scoops after workout at this time. I was just wondering if anyone had any further advice for me?? It would also be nice to get feedback from those who have tried this.
Ps I do eat lots of meats, fruits, and dairy products; the only section I lack in is fibre (incase this has any relavance to my situation)
I'd also try getting alot of simple carbs right after lifting to make sure you are not going catabolic. If i am not getting carbs after lifting I won't gain. I like to use like 30g of dextrose before i lift, and about 45g right after.
Well I mean the mass I gain...I am sure I can keep most of the weight and get cut again ...Ill just have to work the abs back in most likely
I only wish to gain about 10-15 more lbs...if anyone has better tips or links it would be greatly appreciated ;
I am also wondering...is ground beef and broccoli a good meal to have often if I wish to gain??
As long as you are getting what you need in your other meals (enough essential fats, enough proteins and enough carbs - starchy, sugary and fibrous) then this is a perfectly acceptable meal.
There is no real secret to gaining - it is just a matter of eating more energy than you put out. So it is calories that matter most. However, a good combination of all the macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) will make those gains easier and will alter the type of tissue that you form (eg: you have to get adequate protein for muscle growth as well as adequate essential fats for health.... Some carbs will help supply you with a good energy source and will keep your brain 'happy').
And in terms of converting fats to muscle - well, as it was stated, you can't do this. Muscle tissue is muscle tissue. Fat tissue is fat tissue. It is like trying to convert one to the other is impossible (like trying to turn an apple into an orange).
However, you can decrease your fat mass and increase your muscle mass at the same time (but the degree to which you can do this is dependant on your fat%, your energy intake, your hormone status and a number of other factors).
What is PWO? And yes I still eat tons of food containing proteins as well as my whey Isolate. I have to focus on the carbs now...I must admit I have been neglecting to keep track of what my carb intake has been..I just sort of go with the flow!
Some steamed white rice with some soy sauce would be fine. As would 'fried' white rice - as long as you did it without any added oils/fats.
If you were going to do the 'higher GI' foods then you could also do white potato (steamed, baked, microwaved, mashed etc) as long as you didn't add fats.
exactly, and my staement with the fried rice was just a partial joke comment (combining the eggs and rice so it wasnt so bland). and if anyone fries anything in a pan in this forum, theyd better be using olive oil and only a little of it. and that would be egg whites, no yolks if avoidable.