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Culking Bishes!!! Winter2016 / Spring 2017

JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
Whose bulking this year?

I'm enjoying the running chat we have on the "show your best X,Y and Z" lift thread- perhaps a bulking thread for those of us hammering it? I don't want to start new posts all the time- but I enjoy the fat kid club up in this joint.

Feel free to post details- stats, pictures- or air your mental dirty laundry and grievances about bulking!!!
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  • LolBroScienceLolBroScience Posts: 4,560Member Member Posts: 4,560Member Member
    I am, kinda... but taking it super slow. I'm about 181 lbs at the moment.
  • _benjammin_benjammin Posts: 1,222Member Member Posts: 1,222Member Member
    In.
    I'll be doing more of a hypertrophy routine for a few months. Currently weigh ~163. I'll bulk slowly and cut eventually back to below 165 for PL Meet in June.
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    Waist is about 30.5"... Not tracking anything else other than waist/hips, and not weighing on a weekly basis.

    This time around I'm just spot checking weight every few weeks and focusing on lift progression. Staying on point w/ diet 90-95% of the time...

    Current... no leg pics at moment.

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    solid.
    I'm usually a lot more numbers oriented- but this year- it hasn't hit me yet- spot checking is the plan right now.

    I'm hoping with my added size- will come the lifts as well. Because- lifts. But I needed a change of programming- Sheiko for the last 2 years- time for something new.

  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    Also- super adorable. as usual. #mcm
  • jdscrubs32jdscrubs32 Posts: 376Member Member Posts: 376Member Member
    Started my 2nd bulk a month ago. Upped the calories from maintenance which was in or around 3,100 to 3,350. Initially gained 0.4kg/0.8lbs in the first week but got sick in the 2nd weekend and didn't have much of an appetite for a few days after. Went back down to the weight I was maintaining at and remained. Might have been also to do with the program I was doing which was the Escalating Density Training Program. Today increased the calories to 3,500 and starting 5x5 stronglifts. Will give a month and re-assess. Unlike the first bulk, where I was on 4,000 and I'm seriously hoping I wont have to go back to that figure but I will see, where I reduced the running to one 5k a week, I'm going to keep running one 10k a week and eat back the majority of the calories, unlike the last month when I wasn't really. Should probably take a few pictures.

    Waist is 30.
    Current weight is 65.7kg/144lbs. First bulk went from 55kg/121lbs to 70kg/154lbs
    End goal: No weight in mind. Probably go until I hate myself though I'm going to the west coast of the States in March for 2 weeks so maybe see what I'm like in February and decide whether to continue.
    edited November 2016
  • LolBroScienceLolBroScience Posts: 4,560Member Member Posts: 4,560Member Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    Also- super adorable. as usual. #mcm

    Lol
  • LolBroScienceLolBroScience Posts: 4,560Member Member Posts: 4,560Member Member

    solid.
    I'm usually a lot more numbers oriented- but this year- it hasn't hit me yet- spot checking is the plan right now.

    I'm hoping with my added size- will come the lifts as well. Because- lifts. But I needed a change of programming- Sheiko for the last 2 years- time for something new.

    I grew too tired of obsessively tracking weight and measurements, so just easing off a bit. Gotten better on easing up diet wise too... hit macros spot on for years ( and still do most of the time ), but goals change
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    HAHAHA

    "probably till I hate myself"

    yeah- that's pretty much it.

    where are you now if you don't mind me asking?
  • jdscrubs32jdscrubs32 Posts: 376Member Member Posts: 376Member Member
    "where are you now" - if by that you mean where I am currently living, Ireland. Hence the use of KGs:)
    JoRocka wrote: »
    HAHAHA

    "probably till I hate myself"

    yeah- that's pretty much it.

    where are you now if you don't mind me asking?

    "where are you now" - if by that you mean where I am currently living, Ireland. Hence the use of KGs:)
  • DeadliftsandDonutsDeadliftsandDonuts Posts: 203Member Member Posts: 203Member Member
    I've been bulking since the beginning of September and I've gained 10 lbs so far while eating 4,000-4400 calories per day. My goal is to gain 5 more lbs for my first powerlifting meet in January so I can move up to next weight class.
  • MachokeyMachokey Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    Finished by cut mid august or so.. I slowly increased the calories for the first 2 weeks and then I done 3 food challenges here and there.. One of them being 14k calories... Yep when it comes to food I know how to eat :D . Now im on a lean bulk habing 3.4k however ive overate quite a bit lately (5k+) and this has led to some extra fat gain :'( . Oh well I know how to lose it so i guess it's fine to pack on some extra insulation in preparation for the cold winter.
  • trigden1991trigden1991 Posts: 4,370Member Member Posts: 4,370Member Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    I won't be bulking until May :neutral:

    Are you worried that trying to gain 25lbs in 24 weeks is too fast? As a woman you could hope to gain 1lb of muscle a month assuming everything is optimal according to the "general internet" consensus but there is research to back this up. That means a potential 6lbs of muscle and 18lbs of fat.

    A smaller surplus and less onerous weight goal would be better for leaner gains.

    why bulking in May? bleck- I could never do that.

    6 Months to put on 25 pounds isn't egregious to me at all- I made it up to 182 last year before I cried uncle.

    Who cares about lean gains- I'm fighting a stacked deck because I'm a woman- and I'm not getting on the stage- getting back down to 160 is pretty easy- that's my "regular" weight (Getting under 160 is a mental exercise in torture for me)- so meh- whatever- my goals are usually pick up bigger things. So I'm not to terrible worried about getting fat. I'm already too "fat" to bulk. But this is the third cycle for me- so I'm firmly in the fck it camp- I just want to get huge.

    I'm competing at the end of April so dieting until then
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    jdscrubs32 wrote: »
    "where are you now" - if by that you mean where I am currently living, Ireland. Hence the use of KGs:)
    JoRocka wrote: »
    HAHAHA

    "probably till I hate myself"

    yeah- that's pretty much it.

    where are you now if you don't mind me asking?

    "where are you now" - if by that you mean where I am currently living, Ireland. Hence the use of KGs:)
    Yes- that was my question. Very cool. Save me a bunk for when I come visit!
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I am bulking.. I am sort of taking the plunge to bulk till I hate myself... I seriously buckled down and got lean to do this..

    I can say this time around, I am not afraid of FAT GAIN!!!!!!

    YASSSSSSSSSSSS BULK BULK BULK!!!

    fat gain for the win!
  • piperdown44piperdown44 Posts: 793Member, Premium Member Posts: 793Member, Premium Member
    Just started my bulk last week. Already seen improvements in my lifting capacity.
    Started at 187 and got my normal 3lb water weight increase (I'm 5'11"). Figure I'll run the bulk until I can't fit comfortably in my 33" jeans (maybe around 200ish or so).
    Worst case I could always run a mini-cut for a week or 2 and then get back on the gainz trainz :D
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 11,611Member Member Posts: 11,611Member Member
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon..I just bought a Belgian flip waffle maker (mine died a couple of months ago) and can say it will prove useful the next few months..

    I am reversing out of my deficit now since beginning of Nov.. Training program already changed, and will increase surplus through Dec.. My plan is to bulk into April, maybe longer..we will see.

    eta @JoRocka congrats on just getting married... :)
    edited November 2016
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon... screw the oatmeal.. No to oatmeal.

    Fat gain is not gonna come from oatmeal! LOL

    I'm an oreo person myself- but waffles and bacon is totally legit.
    Lies.
    oreos and bacon. not at the same time- but I'm to lazy to make waffles.
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 11,611Member Member Posts: 11,611Member Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon... screw the oatmeal.. No to oatmeal.

    Fat gain is not gonna come from oatmeal! LOL

    I'm an oreo person myself- but waffles and bacon is totally legit.
    Lies.
    oreos and bacon. not at the same time- but I'm to lazy to make waffles.

    I updated my post since you posted... I love oreos, waffles, despise oatmeal, Chips Ohoy for me is good in cold milk.. So I think I will have a smooth transition from the deficit including jello to my favorites.. what do you think? :)

    I had a maple bacon sunday at the fair a couple of weeks ago.. it was tasty!
    edited November 2016
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 11,611Member Member Posts: 11,611Member Member
    @JoRocka can I get something off my chest here???? LOL

    I think some folks around me thinks that I have made an egregious goal. maybe the people around me can't handle little ole me fatter.. who knows?..

    I just turned 48 years old in September, this is my third round of bulking since 2015 my first two bulks (were nothing like one is gonna be as these were learning curves).. I abandoned the first and stuck the second one out just shy of a 3 month goal, this time I am trying to put on a lot, this is not about strength, I want some more size..

    The deck is stacked against me due to my age and being female.. There are those that think that calorie partitioning is gonna be an issue.. but I am of the mindset that I do not care about this at all..

    Should I?

    I made a mind shift to go balls to the wall on this.. not getting younger.. so why not, its not just some added fat, its both muscle and fat.. in my mind the fat is easy is too lose for me..

    Just wondering if anyone had something to add that I need to think about other than eat, lift, sleep, eat , lift, sleep!

  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,956Member Member Posts: 16,956Member Member
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon..I just bought a Belgian flip waffle maker (mine died a couple of months ago) and can say it will prove useful the next few months..

    I am reversing out of my deficit now since beginning of Nov.. Training program already changed, and will increase surplus through Dec.. My plan is to bulk into April, maybe longer..we will see.

    eta @JoRocka congrats on just getting married... :)
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    JoRocka wrote: »
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon... screw the oatmeal.. No to oatmeal.

    Fat gain is not gonna come from oatmeal! LOL

    I'm an oreo person myself- but waffles and bacon is totally legit.
    Lies.
    oreos and bacon. not at the same time- but I'm to lazy to make waffles.

    I updated my post since you posted... I love oreos, waffles, despise oatmeal, Chips Ohoy for me is good in cold milk.. So I think I will have a smooth transition from the deficit including jello to my favorites.. what do you think? :)

    I had a maple bacon sunday at the fair a couple of weeks ago.. it was tasty!

    YAY For flip waffle maker!!! That sounds awesome. Waffles for me a total treat- strawberries- black berries- and whipcream- OMGRD.
    On our honeymoon they had condensced milk- no whip cream- so I drizzled that over the fruit/waffles.#died.
    (and thank you- married for almost 2 months now!- and no one is dead!!!)

    I think it sounds like a fine plan to transition off a deficit- that's where I am since technically 1650 is "deficit" for me (it's not- it's more like maintenance- but whatever)
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 11,611Member Member Posts: 11,611Member Member
    JoRocka wrote: »
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon..I just bought a Belgian flip waffle maker (mine died a couple of months ago) and can say it will prove useful the next few months..

    I am reversing out of my deficit now since beginning of Nov.. Training program already changed, and will increase surplus through Dec.. My plan is to bulk into April, maybe longer..we will see.

    eta @JoRocka congrats on just getting married... :)
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    JoRocka wrote: »
    RoxieDawn wrote: »
    I can say I will eat waffles and bacon... screw the oatmeal.. No to oatmeal.

    Fat gain is not gonna come from oatmeal! LOL

    I'm an oreo person myself- but waffles and bacon is totally legit.
    Lies.
    oreos and bacon. not at the same time- but I'm to lazy to make waffles.

    I updated my post since you posted... I love oreos, waffles, despise oatmeal, Chips Ohoy for me is good in cold milk.. So I think I will have a smooth transition from the deficit including jello to my favorites.. what do you think? :)

    I had a maple bacon sunday at the fair a couple of weeks ago.. it was tasty!

    YAY For flip waffle maker!!! That sounds awesome. Waffles for me a total treat- strawberries- black berries- and whipcream- OMGRD.
    On our honeymoon they had condensced milk- no whip cream- so I drizzled that over the fruit/waffles.#died.
    (and thank you- married for almost 2 months now!- and no one is dead!!!)

    I think it sounds like a fine plan to transition off a deficit- that's where I am since technically 1650 is "deficit" for me (it's not- it's more like maintenance- but whatever)

    OOOOOOMYYYYGGGRRRRD.. i am now drooling out the mouth..

    Two months and no one is dead? you must have had one hell of a honeymoon...LOL naaahh just kidding..

    eta my honeymoon was cruise to 5 islands in the Caribbean in a room the size of peanut m&m.. we survived!
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