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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:32 am 
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At some point your metabolism should rank up providing your makin it work.
You need to be aiming for four meals & 1-2 snacks (I'm guessing you know this already)

Though I usually just eat a meal & not have snacks I find even after today's 3 soya burgers patties,100g pasta,one cup greens & quarter tin chickpeas my stomach was rumbling about 1 hr 15 mins later. Your appetite is a great indecation on your training. If its responding like I have said then its a great sign.

If however your appetite is low chances are your over training.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:11 pm 
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I only train three times a week for 60 minutes or 75 minutes tops. On training days, though, my appetite is huge - it's the other days that are pretty difficult despite not being sedentary. I'm probably just overthinking it since being a Former Fat Kid makes bulking a huge mindgame for me but I'm working on that, too.

On a different note, my girlfriend is super supportive of me bulking - she's currently making a pretty epic whole wheat pasta dish for dinner.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:26 pm 
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vegansludge wrote:
I only train three times a week for 60 minutes or 75 minutes tops. On training days, though, my appetite is huge - it's the other days that are pretty difficult despite not being sedentary. I'm probably just overthinking it since being a Former Fat Kid makes bulking a huge mindgame for me but I'm working on that, too.

On a different note, my girlfriend is super supportive of me bulking - she's currently making a pretty epic whole wheat pasta dish for dinner.


I also had to get over that when bulking being overweight in the past. But the gains are worth it. Don't be worried over getting a gut because it's all about getting weight on. You can always take it off when your ready to. Personally I'm strength/power lifting so I'm not all that fussed about a ripped look. I'm in it purely for the mass (when I was running I was pretty ripped)

I train 3 times a week but mc wise all I use are cable tricep pulls, cable crunches (managed to crunch the whole stack this wk for for 8 reps) & maybe leg curls. Everything else is free weight/weighted body or compound. If your eat well on training days that's a good sign.

I'm gonna order Indian food tomorrow, think I deserve it after a 60 hr working week & eating mega clean.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:52 pm 
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I focus on the big three lifts and only do a few other things at the end of each work out (generally burn sets with light weight) - I was concerned with being ripped when I first got into lifting but now I'm only concerned with getting stronger. In fact, I've been seriously considering doing powerlifting competitions later down the road and, even though that's a long ways away, it's definitely a big motivator for me.

I smashed the pasta dinner and followed it up with a peanut butter cup and shake - felt good.

And Indian food is always a good reward. I always go for that or Thai.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:07 pm 
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vegansludge wrote:
I focus on the big three lifts and only do a few other things at the end of each work out (generally burn sets with light weight) - I was concerned with being ripped when I first got into lifting but now I'm only concerned with getting stronger. In fact, I've been seriously considering doing powerlifting competitions later down the road and, even though that's a long ways away, it's definitely a big motivator for me.

I smashed the pasta dinner and followed it up with a peanut butter cup and shake - felt good.

And Indian food is always a good reward. I always go for that or Thai.



Awesome I'll have a look after your journal. I would usually design my own plans but I found a pretty sweet 5x5 3 day split over at builtfit. Getting some great results using that along with a lifting calculator.

I'm de loading atm but the plan round 7 th week has me worried (in a good way)

I'll get that Morrocan recipe to you over next couple of days

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:00 pm 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
vegansludge wrote:
I focus on the big three lifts and only do a few other things at the end of each work out (generally burn sets with light weight) - I was concerned with being ripped when I first got into lifting but now I'm only concerned with getting stronger. In fact, I've been seriously considering doing powerlifting competitions later down the road and, even though that's a long ways away, it's definitely a big motivator for me.

I smashed the pasta dinner and followed it up with a peanut butter cup and shake - felt good.

And Indian food is always a good reward. I always go for that or Thai.



Awesome I'll have a look after your journal. I would usually design my own plans but I found a pretty sweet 5x5 3 day split over at builtfit. Getting some great results using that along with a lifting calculator.

I'm de loading atm but the plan round 7 th week has me worried (in a good way)

I'll get that Morrocan recipe to you over next couple of days


I've been doing a 5x5 routine for about three months now and it's done me pretty well. I've also been considering doing something like PHAT but I think keeping it simple for a while will yield the best results. I'm just coming off of a deload this week so I'll definitely start journalling tomorrow once I hit the gym.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Awesome. I too would like to compete. I work with a power lifter & he's squatting rediculious weights.

He's seen me squat & says I have it in me so maybe in a yr or two it's something to look at. My deads will be my slow gain, lower back injuries in my early 20's.

Still it's the one thing I really need to work on so can't complain.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Bench and OHP are my two weakest lifts - and when one's numbers goes up, the other stalls. I don't know if it's psychological or what but it is frustrating.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Love the great info here guys! Thanks so much for posting not only the foods you are eating but the times as well. It's really appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:59 pm 
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Here is what I ate yesterday:

Meal 1: (Pre-Workout) 1,107 Calories

Oatmeal (1 cup dry) w/ brown sugar and raisins
Hemp protein smoothie (Orange, Banana, Hemp Protein & Vega Smoothie Infusion)

Meal 2:(Post-Workout) 316 Calories

Protein shake (1 serving soy protein, Warrior Food (rice) and Amazing Meal)

Meal 3: 1,014 Calories

Chicken Style Seitan (10.5 oz)
Frozen Sir Fry Vegetables
Chow Mein Style Noodles (100 grams)

Meal 4: 1,011 Calories

Hemp protein smoothie (Orange, Banana, Hemp Protein & Vega Smoothie Infusion)
Almonds (2/3 Cup)

Meal 5: 1,690 Calories

4 Tempeh and grilled vegetable tacos
- 1 can black beans
- 1 8 oz package tempeh
- 1 zuchini
- 1 onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 avacado
- 4 tortillas
- Homemade pico de gallo

Meal 6: 246 Calories

Protein Shake (Soy & Rice Protein w/ Almond Milk)


Total Calories : 5,384
Total Protein : 359
Total Carbohydrates : 691
Total Fat : 145



Please note it did take me about 3 hours to eat meal number 5.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Here is what I ate yesterday:

Meal 1: (Pre-Workout) 1,107 Calories

Oatmeal (1 cup dry) w/ brown sugar and raisins
Hemp protein smoothie (Orange, Banana, Hemp Protein & Vega Smoothie Infusion)

Meal 2:(Post-Workout) 316 Calories

Protein shake (1 serving soy protein, Warrior Food (rice) and Amazing Meal)

Meal 3: 1,014 Calories

Chicken Style Seitan (10.5 oz)
Frozen Sir Fry Vegetables
Chow Mein Style Noodles (100 grams)

Meal 4: 1,011 Calories

Hemp protein smoothie (Orange, Banana, Hemp Protein & Vega Smoothie Infusion)
Almonds (2/3 Cup)

Meal 5: 1,690 Calories

4 Tempeh and grilled vegetable tacos
- 1 can black beans
- 1 8 oz package tempeh
- 1 zuchini
- 1 onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 avacado
- 4 tortillas
- Homemade pico de gallo

Meal 6: 246 Calories

Protein Shake (Soy & Rice Protein w/ Almond Milk)


Total Calories : 5,384
Total Protein : 359
Total Carbohydrates : 691
Total Fat : 145




Please note it did take me about 3 hours to eat meal number 5.



I like the way you eat man! Good to see another person on here eating big to get big.

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:54 am 
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Cool to see the info :)


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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
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Wow! I'm honestly impressed at the amount some of you are able to eat. Apparently I'm doing it wrong :)

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 Post subject: Re: What are the bulkers eating???
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Apparently the better question to ask myself now is, "What I am not eating?" I just slammed back a +700 calorie meal (macros something like 24(F)/44(P)/94(C)).

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:38 am 
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Everyday...

125g cashew nuts
1.5 blocks of tofu
200g basmati rice
260g puy lentils
130g oat groats
130g soya protein
30g hemp oil

Is approx 4000 calories with 280g of protein

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