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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2003, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Is gaining 2 lbs a week trying to be too agressive?

Wondering if aiming for a 2 lb a week gain would be too much to ask for?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2003, 07:15 PM
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You can gain 2lbs per week, but it won't all be lean mass. If you want to gain with out getting fat have a little patience. Start with a high, but conservative diet of say 3000 calories/day and after a week evaluate your progress. Up your calories 100-200 a day for the next week and re-evalute. Keep upping your intake until you start seeing your skin get loose, once the fat starts showing back up lower your daily intake by a few hundred calories and go from there. The less fat you put on while bulking, the easier it will be to tighten bac k up during the leaning hase without losing too much mass. Nothing happens quickly in the fitness world.

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yeah, I wasn't figuring on all lean gains anyway. Just didn't know if that was a realistic idea or not. I was planning out some goals for the first several months of the year or so and wanted to gain about 28 lbs then go to cutting the fat and hope to end up with an additional 12 - 18 lbs of actual lean gain in the end.

I have a really physical job and I eat like crazy and it all goes to maintaining. Been trying to gain for a long time with no gain at all, fat or otherwise. I just seem to burn it all off between work and working out. Not complaining because I can eat crap and get the same results, but I wanted to really make some big changes now to try and get some results that I have not seen in all this time. About to get frustrated over here. I need a new plan.
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I need a new plan.
Find a good high calorie shake to supplement into your diet, those are a great way to add alot of relatively lean calories to your diet.

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