Sunday, February 26, 2012

Launch the HULK!

OH~ how corny was that title..=S

But yes, I've officially begun BULK phase....(oh gosh)

If you've read my previous posts, I briefly explained how I was trying to get up to my maintenance calories

Maintenance calories - CHECKED!                  "CHEERING"

Now moving on, bulk phase will consist of - 

  • Focus will be shifted from cardio to weight sessions. I will be doing 5 weight sessions with 2 cardio workouts. This will be a massive challenge as I am a cardio freak! Thinking about only doing 2 sessions a week is already burning me.
  • Build more lean mass (47kgs is still a good amount that I have already but we'll see how much more I can build)
  • Clean eating with 1 cheat meal/week
  • Macro-nutrients will be: 
P - 170g
C - 150g
F - 50g
SF - 21g (atm the diet I've planned only consists of 10g, but lower the better for this)
Calories - 1700-1900

After speaking with a couple of people and recommendations from the results of my DEXA dietary requirements, I came to a decision that it'd be better for me to continue bulking for the next 4-6 weeks. The reasons behind this is because: 
  1. More lean mass = more energy burn
  2. So that my body is able to stabilise a bit longer on a higher calorie intake. If I was to reduce my calories already (only been about 4 weeks since I reached 1200cals and only 1 week since I reached 1600cals). I don't think it'll be much of a shock factor to my body...My measurements haven't gone up since increasing my cals which is a good sign, but I guess I'll have to experiment with this new phase. 
All this food is quite overwhelming, no joke! I am eating 24/7(I'm surprised no-one judges me at work LOL)
But i'm going to push through, KICK SOME BUTT and get this block over and done with!!! If this strategy fails and I gain a hideous amount of weight *shrieks* I'm going to go into hiding forever!! I kid I kid....All about trial and error and I guess if it does fail it's a 4 week loss out of whole life span! RIGHT?!?! =S

Anyway, I'm leaving here with a snapshot of a meal I had on saturday, post hill Sprint session (SESSION OF DEATH)

Grilled Snapper and Spinach salad drizzled with balsamic vinegar


  1. That meal looks delicious, Karam! You chef!

  2. Thanks mark! Sure does beat that brown rice and protein shake =P

  3. I have a love/hate relationship with the bulking phase. I love to push the weight, but it is difficult for me to eat as much as i need to! but i do love food! thank you for following my blog - i'm a new follower!

  4. Very nice. That looks so good.