a few things that have been bugging me on this forum as of late, and because I feel in a setting to world to rights mode here goes …
“If you ain’t gainin’ – You ain’t eating”
Whilst it is important to eat an excess of calories, it’s not always the case.
Firstly not everyone needs 5,000+ calories to grow, a lot of people, even slimline people can gain on 2,500-3,500, again it’s just down to the individual
Better solution would be – add 500 calories/week and go from there.
You’re eating enough, ok …
Are you training hard/heavy enough? Are your training sessions intense enough, and by intense I mean the workload/density, intensity isn’t measured by how hard you scream or how much it ‘burns’ but whether or not the training you do is causing sufficient microtrauma
Lastly … do you have realistic expectations?
Don’t expect to add on 20lbs in a month or whatever, even 1lb/week which might not sound like a lot, can’t be maintained in the long-term
At least not muscle gains
In realistic terms, newbies can gain 1lb/week (or maybe more) but after that, 1lb/month is more along the lines of what is achievable by the majority naturally.
Ok I’m bored of typing now lol
I’ll add more as/when I can be bothered.
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- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2009 03:18
- 27-01-2009 11:39
If I were to eat 2000calories a day, I would be in negative weight by the end of the week
- 27-01-2009 12:10
I have reached 2500kcals by 10am