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:
- More lean mass = more energy burn
- 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|