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Ell
06-01-2010, 08:05 PM
Over the last few months I've been working on gettig my 'beach body' sorted for a holiday with the lads. I've slimmed down from around 147lbs to 135lbs and have gone from 12% to around 8% bodyfat. But following the weight loss I've been getting comments about looking real thin, probably just jealous but I'm vein and wouldn't mind bulking up a little bit.

I've finished uni and have a lot of free time to dedicate to get my desired body. I'm going on holiday on 12th july and want to have as close 6% bodyfat as possible. I'm going to be working out most days focussing on alternative muscles groups, I'll also being making sure to eat 90gs + of protein a day. Just wondered if anyone had any other tips or realistic results I can expect after a month. I also don't plan to gain much fat while trying to bulk up. Any help would be muchly appreciated thanks.

Nacho_Analstain
06-06-2010, 11:58 AM
You need more protein, 90gs isn't enough at your weight, taking in that amount of protein you will lose muscle whilst cutting.

Try to take in around 150-160gs of protein, do this by consuming 30-40gs of protein per meal via shakes or natural foods, tuna, chicken, eggs and other lean meats, this will help you keep the muscle you have whilst burning fat. Also keep your carbs low after you workout, you don't need so many carbs after you workout and any carbs that aren't burned off will be stored as fat.

You shouldn't feel so thin anymore if you follow that, you'll lose nothing but fat although I know how you feel, cutting brings many mind games, battling with the man in the mirror but in the end, when the cut is done, you'll look bigger as a result of it.

P4PKING_2010
06-06-2010, 12:37 PM
You need more protein, 90gs isn't enough at your weight, taking in that amount of protein you will lose muscle whilst cutting.

Try to take in around 150-160gs of protein, do this by consuming 30-40gs of protein per meal via shakes or natural foods, tuna, chicken, eggs and other lean meats, this will help you keep the muscle you have whilst burning fat. Also keep your carbs low after you workout, you don't need so many carbs after you workout and any carbs that aren't burned off will be stored as fat.

You shouldn't feel so thin anymore if you follow that, you'll lose nothing but fat although I know how you feel, cutting brings many mind games, battling with the man in the mirror but in the end, when the cut is done, you'll look bigger as a result of it.

:lol1: This guy can not be serious.

Nacho_Analstain
06-06-2010, 01:58 PM
:lol1: This guy can not be serious.

Explain? ...

alza1988
06-06-2010, 02:03 PM
Press-ups protein and porridge .Are you doing any long runs etc .If you are cut them out .Get superfoods in man .Lentils are a good strength postworkout , nuts , eggs I get a 30 pack , porridge .Also a good strength workout you need .I used to do a good strength workout at home .You probably only need bodyweight or throw in a dumbell or a weighted vest or something and your laughing .
300 or 400 bodyweight circuit
30 push-ups
30 decline push-ups , chair bench or couch
30 squats
30 lunges
30 crunches
30 deltoid presses
15 bicep curls each arm
30 crunches
30 diamond push-ups
30 squats
Whatever you can push man or do 20's 200 .Post workout split lentils or a protein shake .This builds muscle for me overnight .It's also a good idea to eat a high protein meal every 3 hours .I've never set out to gain serious mass but eating with a workout like that is enough to add some bulk and muscle def.
Read this rosstraining .An experiment in mass-building and athletic performance
http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/hardcore.html
http://www.menshealth.co.uk/Fitness-&-muscle/The-beach-body-workout/v3
http://www.menshealth.co.uk/Fitness-Muscle/landing

Nacho_Analstain
06-06-2010, 02:05 PM
Press-ups protein and porridge .Are you doing any long runs etc .If you are cut them out .Get superfoods in man .Lentils are a good strength postworkout , nuts , eggs I get a 30 pack , porridge .Also a good strength workout you need .I used to do a good strength workout at home .You probably only need bodyweight or throw in a dumbell or a weighted vest or something and your laughing .
300 or 400 bodyweight circuit
30 push-ups
30 decline push-ups , chair bench or couch
30 squats
30 lunges
30 crunches
30 deltoid presses
15 bicep curls each arm
30 crunches
30 diamond push-ups
30 squats
Whatever you can push man or do 20's 200 .Post workout split lentils or a protein shake .This builds muscle for me overnight .It's also a good idea to eat a high protein meal every 3 hours .I've never set out to gain serious mass but eating with a workout like that is enough to add some bulk and muscle def.
Read this rosstraining .An experiment in mass-building and athletic performance
http://www.rosstraining.com/articles/hardcore.html
http://www.menshealth.co.uk/Fitness-&-muscle/The-beach-body-workout/v3
http://www.menshealth.co.uk/Fitness-Muscle/landing

I blend my porridge with my whey, tastes good and its a fast way of getting carbs/protein in at the same time, first thing in the morning and before bed.

alza1988
06-06-2010, 02:10 PM
I blend my porridge with my whey, tastes good and its a fast way of getting carbs/protein in at the same time, first thing in the morning and before bed.

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Nacho_Analstain
06-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Sweet! not so sure about 18 egg whites though :blow:

Squirrel
06-06-2010, 04:32 PM
How tall are you?

135lbs is nothing, even if you're only 5'6.


You need more protein.

And starting a bulk now isn't going to get you far if you're aiming for a good body by 'summer'.


Get on Rippetoes Starting strength and do it as a clean bulk.

BrooklynBomber
06-06-2010, 10:34 PM
I stopped reading after reading that his desired weight is 135. Heh, I am 170 at 5.9 and I am considered quite slim at my gym. In fact, quite skinny :(

D.I.E.S.E.L
06-06-2010, 10:47 PM
I stopped reading after reading that his desired weight is 135. Heh, I am 170 at 5.9 and I am considered quite slim at my gym. In fact, quite skinny :(

:omfg:
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BrooklynBomber
06-06-2010, 10:48 PM
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Not gonna lie, I look quite good after a carb load. But low carb makes me look flat.

kryo
06-08-2010, 02:24 AM
:lol1: This guy can not be serious.

.. everything he said was spot on.

Get outta here phaggot.

-The Glove-
06-08-2010, 03:23 AM
Explain? ...

Yes, please explain...

SBleeder
06-09-2010, 12:50 PM
Contrary to what everyone is saying, that is enough protein. 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight is ideal.

Squirrel
06-09-2010, 01:02 PM
Contrary to what everyone is saying, that is enough protein. 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight is ideal.

Nope, for bulking you should be taking in 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.

BrooklynBomber
06-09-2010, 08:54 PM
Nope, for bulking you should be taking in 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.

The least, 1.5 grams per pound as well as twice the much of carbs and about %50 more of fats is what you are looking at for gaining any decent amount of muscle.

Squirrel
06-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Very true.

SBleeder
06-10-2010, 01:04 PM
Nope, for bulking you should be taking in 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.

Simply not true.

www.rhinofitness.ca/myths/myth_protein.html

I've been able to gain plenty of muscle in the past by eating a very high calorie, moderate protein diet.

Read Nutrition for Serious Athletes by Dan Benardot. Dr. Benardot completely dispels the "high protein is needed for muscle gain" myth.

http://www.amazon.com/Nutrition-Serious-Athletes-Ph-D-Benardot/dp/0880118334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276189580&sr=8-1

http://www.exrx.net/Nutrition/Protein.html

www.healthline.com/hlbook/nut-protein-and-physical-activity