Sunday, December 31, 2017

Are You Gaining Fat While Bulking? Lean Bulk Experiment.

Over the past couple months or so I have been geared towards bulking up.  My current goal is to gain 10 pounds of muscle by December 2018.  Although I have noticed muscle growth, especially over the past few weeks, I have also noticed some fat gain and it seems almost impossible to get rid of when bulking.

My experience and how it can help you

So far I have been really pushing (especially over the past few weeks like I said above) to gain muscle and its working, really working.  I have noticed probably about a 5-10% growth in muscle just over the last few weeks along.  It may sound crazy, but my arms look bigger, my legs look, bigger, and so do the rest of my muscles.  The only problem is that I also am starting to notice some belly fat being gained.

This is a huge problem I have noticed with myself, but also when I look it up online I see many other guys are struggling as well.

A few months back I did a 30 day cutting challenge, where I strived to lose the most amount of fat I could in one month.  However, I did make a really, and I mean really stupid mistake.  I said to myself "I should just eat 1200 calories per day on non workout days, and 1800 on days where I go workout." Long story short, I later figured out this was about the dumbest thing I could do to lose the belly fat I did have.  The reason being is that your metabolism will adjust to how much you are eating.

In the last couple months, I would say October-November, I wasn't tracking calories at all and just eating, probably more than I should've.  Even being what I consider healthy foods, I gained fat again. Around the end of November and beginning of December I started tracking my calories.  I started all the way up at 2500 calories per day.  Currently I am at 2100 and plan on getting down to 1900.  The difference this time is that instead of going from one day eating 2500 calories to the next eating 1200 is that each week I am lowering my calories per day by 100.  This way my metabolism should adjust properly, and I will be eating enough to be able to gain muscle and get shredded.

If you are noticing that you are gaining fat while bulking, I would recommend you at least try this out as an experiment.  Even just tracking calories alone can be super beneficial to your daily life and in the long run.

Closing thoughts.

I hope this was a huge help to you along your bulking journey.  If this blog resinated with you, or if you have had the same trouble or similar as me I would love to hear your story, so be sure to comment down below!

Make the best of today,

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