Up about 2lbs and feeling good about it.
I learned my lesson a while back that the dirty bulk is not the way to go. Just don’t, haha.
Yes I had a plethora of information already telling me that the dirty bulking strategy is not a good strategy, but I always have to try everything myself.
I figured if I was going to talk about it and coach other on their fitness and nutrition, I need to experience as much as I can, not simply tout around my certification (plug😉)
So I’m educated quite well, qualified, certified, and rather experienced in many facets of this realm as well, and still in action ✊🏻👋🏻🔥
#bulkingup - the body can really only utilize 250-300 excess calories on average per day for building additional lean mass for physical growth.
Anything more will highly likely simply be stored as fat.
Your body is going to store some extra fat either way, is it is fighting your prior leanness, which it detects as a famine like state and wants to protect you against.
Either way, I’m feeling really great carb cycling for this bulk and keeping calories at a manageable and scientifically optimal surplus!
The dirty bulk also entails eating junk and dirty foods, even if you are hitting your 250-300 calorie surplus.
Here we still have a problem, as the effects of such a poor and nutritionally disastrous diet will leave you feeling pretty shitty, which will transfer to your motivation in the gym, and to even get out of bed. Training will suffer and typically you’ll end up missing more days than intended, thus storing all those extra calories that aren’t being used for muscle repair.
Additionally, cramming in excess calories from junk foods is made possible by the high amounts of fat that take up the bulk of the calories, and extra simple sugars that will burn up and store as fat if muscle and liver glycogen are full.
The problem we get here, is by utilizing these poor food choices to get in your calories, you won’t be left with room for enough protein to aid in your muscle building journey without going even further over your calorie goal!
Be sure you’re driven to meet your training requirements by staying healthy, and keep that surplus controlled!