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 Post subject: bulking diet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:03 pm 
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just lookin 4 a bit of advice on my diet as it goes im eating 5 meals a day

for breakfast bowl of whole meal cereal, peanutbutter and jam on toast

pre workout 1 chicken breast and handful of pasta 3 creatine capsules

post workout 3 creatine capsules, meal replacement drink, protein shake 1 chicken brest brown rice vegetables

next meal chicken/turkey or lean mince 2/3 small potatoes grated cheese pasta or brown rice/ with cookin sauce containing vegetables( same with all meat )

b4 bed more chicken/turkey with pasta and sauce

i would also snack on nuts etc throughout the day, I sometimes hav a 3 egg omlette for brekfast altho 2 many sicken me, all i seem 2 b getting is a pot belly all advice would be appreciated :)


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:46 pm 
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It's more than likely that you're not lifting hard enough to illicit gains.

What kind of routine are you on currently?

How old are you?
How much do you weigh?
Height?
How long have you trained?

Give us more info.


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:13 pm 
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NightFaLL wrote:
It's more than likely that you're not lifting hard enough to illicit gains.

What kind of routine are you on currently?

How old are you?
How much do you weigh?
Height?
How long have you trained?

Give us more info.


im 25 13.5 stone 189 lbs 6"2.5 iv been training 1 year my routines a 4 day split(just changed from 5 day) of chest/tr4iceps back/biceps legsabs shoulders/abs 3 exercises per body part with all de compound movements sets of 4x8..thanks


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:36 pm 
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Are you gaining any weight?
Yes, it's only in your belly
Or
No, and your belly is getting fatter.

?

Are your lifts going up regularly?


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:15 pm 
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If you're trying to gain muscle you may have to put up with a little fat gain. If you're gaining a pot belly, I would suggest that should be your primary focus do the the harmful effects it has on your health. Cut the carbs and increase the fats from animal sources. The pot belly will be the first fat you lose. Never mind the "balanced diet" thing. That's a fallacy. Check your other thread. I gave the same advice then.

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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:56 am 
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That doesn't sound like enough food. Of course this depends on your size.....


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:49 am 
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Ironman wrote:
That doesn't sound like enough food. Of course this depends on your size.....


The portions im having r quite big and i snack all the time 2 im 6"2.5 and 13.5 stone or 189 lbs im thinking i need 2 cut de carbs a bit but trying 2 think wat else i could eat wit all de meat. thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:58 am 
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Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Are you gaining any weight?
Yes, it's only in your belly
Or
No, and your belly is getting fatter.

?

Are your lifts going up regularly?


I havnt added much weght but wat i hav im jus getting a rounder belly dats sticking out more an more. My lifts have went up although not by a huge amount. I think because i go 2 de gym alone and dont hav ny1 2 spot 4 me thats slowing my progression. thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:11 am 
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matthewmccaw wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Are you gaining any weight?
Yes, it's only in your belly
Or
No, and your belly is getting fatter.

?

Are your lifts going up regularly?


I havnt added much weght but wat i hav im jus getting a rounder belly dats sticking out more an more. My lifts have went up although not by a huge amount. I think because i go 2 de gym alone and dont hav ny1 2 spot 4 me thats slowing my progression. thanks :)



Do you have a bigger stomach when you wake up in the morning?

A lot of the time just eating large quantities of food, if you're fairly skinny, can cause your stomach to look like it's getting bigger.

My brother is 6'3" 155lbs (Skinny kid, does parkour though and bikes miles upon miles a day, so in really good shape) but if he eats a huge meal his stomach just sticks out because he's so skinny.


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:53 am 
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There are quite a bit of lfts you can do without a spotter that you can set up in a progressive fashion.
Meanwhile, dont be fixated on the 6-pack, imo


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:01 am 
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NightFaLL wrote:
matthewmccaw wrote:
Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Are you gaining any weight?
Yes, it's only in your belly
Or
No, and your belly is getting fatter.

?

Are your lifts going up regularly?


I havnt added much weght but wat i hav im jus getting a rounder belly dats sticking out more an more. My lifts have went up although not by a huge amount. I think because i go 2 de gym alone and dont hav ny1 2 spot 4 me thats slowing my progression. thanks :)



Do you have a bigger stomach when you wake up in the morning?

A lot of the time just eating large quantities of food, if you're fairly skinny, can cause your stomach to look like it's getting bigger.

My brother is 6'3" 155lbs (Skinny kid, does parkour though and bikes miles upon miles a day, so in really good shape) but if he eats a huge meal his stomach just sticks out because he's so skinny.


Im not 2 sure altho id say dat would contribute 2 it being fairly thin, just wish i could get weight 2 my arms and chest!


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:06 am 
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Oscar_Actuary wrote:
There are quite a bit of lfts you can do without a spotter that you can set up in a progressive fashion.
Meanwhile, dont be fixated on the 6-pack, imo


I know just want 2 get more out of my bench/incline bench, a 6 paks not on my agenda my arms and chest r priority just not getting much gain


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:26 pm 
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Significant gains are gonna take a lot longer than a year! I don't find a spotter ever limits me, as long as you have access to a rack you'll be fine. Do you know roughly how much protein you're having a day? I think if you lower your carbs, protein intake will naturally increase due to the foods you will be eating. My protein intake is always at its highest when I'm eating minimal carbs (even if I wasn't actively increasing it)


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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:53 am 
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matthewmccaw wrote:
i seem 2 b getting is a pot belly


matt,

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I doubt that you are getting a pot belly from your diet. Most likely you are out of touch with reality.

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Your pot belly dilemma reminds me of a recent post with pictures of a guy who stated one side was bigger than the other.

Jungledoc and others stated they saw NO differences.

"...I seem to be..."

That statement indicates that you don't know. You are guessing. Guessing means you have NO idea.

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 Post subject: Re: bulking diet
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Kenny Croxdale wrote:
matthewmccaw wrote:
i seem 2 b getting is a pot belly


matt,

Dilusional

I doubt that you are getting a pot belly from your diet. Most likely you are out of touch with reality.

Pec Picture Imbalance

Your pot belly dilemma reminds me of a recent post with pictures of a guy who stated one side was bigger than the other.

Jungledoc and others stated they saw NO differences.

"...I seem to be..."

That statement indicates that you don't know. You are guessing. Guessing means you have NO idea.

Kenny Croxdale


wat factors would u say would b most likely causing it? wen i said seem 2 b i ment dat all the weight iv put on looks as tho its all went 2 my belly rather than the rest of my body ders no doubt that because im reasonably thin dat alot of it has 2 do wit the food sitting in my belly altho its not evrything 2 do with it.. for instance wen iv been ill an noteaten properly 4 a couple of days its stilll much de same...thanks kenny.


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