The “Dirty Bulk” season is upon us gentleman.
It's time to loosen up those waistbands and start force feeding yourself calories.
Proteins, fats, carbs, anything goes for the next few months until you have officially gained 5 pounds of muscle with an unnecessary 30 pounds of fat.
Does that scenario sound unappealing to you? We would hope so.
And yet, why is that how 90% of guys approach a mass gaining phase during the winter?
The answer is simple…
They don’t know what they’re doing.
The key to making the most progress is to stay lean not only when you’re cutting but when you’re bulking up as well.
Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as being too fat to bulk.
By staying lean during a bulk you will look and feel a thousand times better.
Not only will you look and feel great, but your nutrient partitioning will be far more efficient, and your insulin sensitivity will be much better.
All of those things are crucial for ensuring that when you add weight it is comprised primarily of lean muscle tissue and not fat.
So how can you stay as lean as possible while packing on new muscle?
Only Eat What You Need To Grow
Far too many guys are too gung-ho about this whole bulking process.
Immediately jumping from maintenance levels of calories into a 1000 calorie surplus right off the bat.
Or even worse, guys who jump right into a major calorie surplus after dieting down in a steep calorie deficit for several months.
Both of those scenarios will lead to SO MUCH unnecessary fat gain.
Especially the second scenario, as jumping right into a calorie surplus after slowing your metabolism down via hardcore dieting will result in an awful rebound effect.
Here is the one thing that you need to know:
If you are eating an adequate amount of calories, your body will put to use exactly what it needs to recover and grow.
All of the extra calories that your body doesn't need will then be stored as body fat.
If you are gaining fat at a fast rate, you are probably eating too much for your body to process.
You don’t need to be in a 1000 calorie surplus to grow.
Hell you don’t even need to be in a 500 calorie surplus to grow.
We recommend starting with a 200-300 calorie surplus when you are first starting your bulk.
Anything more than that in the beginning and you are just going to be accumulating fat at a faster rate.
Once your weight gain plateaus from that small surplus, then and only then should you increase your daily calorie intake by another 100-200 calories or so.
Once you plateau at that amount of calories then you should increase it again, and so on and so forth.
It's all about GRADUALLY adding in more calories and nutrients to your body at an even pace.
This process can effectively give your body the macronutrients it needs to recover, while limiting any extra fat gain.
Do Cardio And Maximize Your Metabolism Via Proper Supplementation
Secondly, you want your metabolism revving and partitioning nutrients like a machine.
You can do this by doing cardio a few times per week.
Yes, even during a bulk phase it IS NOT counterproductive to do cardio. (As long as you are lifting hard as well.)
Not only is cardio very healthy for your cardiovascular system, it also increases your metabolic rate and makes your body composition stay in check.
As long as you are factoring in the calories that you are burning by doing cardio into your total amount of calories that you are eating daily—you will grow while you do cardio.
There is also a supplement you can use to keep your metabolism firing faster than ever…
The unique blend of ingredients in Red Burner helps to greatly improve your body's metabolic rate.
Working synergistically inside of your body to help improve nutrient partitioning, energy expenditure, and lean mass gains.
Red Burner Helps Create A More Anabolic Environment In Your Body
Helping You Eliminate Fat And Build More Muscle Effectively!
Typically, “fat burners” are reserved for cutting phases.
However, Red Burner is much more than just a fat burner.
It doubles as a potent pre-workout energy boost, as well as a metabolic aid that keeps your body composition and body fat percentage at a much more favorable level.
Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of the “dirty bulk” this winter.
Winter time is far too often used as an excuse for guys to just overeat and get fat because they know that they will be covered up most of the time.
There is no reason to let yourself fall off track and then have to bust your ass with a vigorous and torturous cutting phase in the spring…
Just to lose the 25 pounds of fluff you have packed on and go back to where you started!
Finding a diet style that is maintainable for you on a long-term basis where you won’t binge eat or go overkill on calories will go a long way towards preventing that.
Come summertime, when you're completely shredded and have bigger muscles than ever before, you won't regret it.