- Don't bulk when you're fat (over 15%).
- When you get over 15%, diet down to 10% or less and then start eating
- You have to eat big to get big.
- Don't rush it, getting big is a marathon not a sprint.
- Hold your new bodyweight for a long time so that it becomes a "set point" and somewhat normal for your body.
This last point really hits home with me. When I used to diet down to an acceptable level I'd almost always end up at like 200-205 pounds. Well my highest "bulking" point generally took me to 245 during that time. When I finally bulked up to 270-280 and stayed there for about 2 years, I dieted back down and ended up (at various times) between 225 and 235 (where I am now).
I only need to gain maybe 7-10 more pounds of LEAN mass to be where I have been trying to get to for a decade now (242-245 at sub 10%). So when I run my next gaining phase I will train my ass off, and be smart with my diet. Not get stupid and eat 42 MacDonalds hamburgers a day (although I did enjoy that shit, I won't lie, and I spelled it MACDonalds on purpose BTW).
For those that bought my programs, I will be running THAT diet, and following THAT training routine, or very close to it. I'm actually looking very forward to getting back into a ballz out training mode for a while. It's time to make some fucking progress. I have some real goals in mind that I am going to hit in the next 18 months and it's time to start really working towards them.
Anyway here's the article......