Bulking for Rookies
This article will educate the people who are interested
in building muscle on the basics of bulking. You
will learn what bulking is, the difference between
clean and dirty bulking, and supplements used
when trying to bulk up.Bulking is a time when
you are primarily focused on building muscle.
You must be willing to train like an animal and
eat more calories than what you are used to eating.
It is very important that you set goals for yourself
when trying to successfully bulk. You can only
gain .5 to 1 pound of muscle naturally every week,
so set realistic goals for yourself so that you
don`t get discouraged when you`re not gaining
the amount of weight you`ve set yourself out for.
Your main concern when trying to bulk is your
diet. Clean bulking is eating clean, making sure
that you don`t gain any fat. Dirty bulking is
thinking that by eating pizza and cookies that
you will gain mass. Doing this will cause weight
gain, but not the kind of weight you want to be
gaining. Your diet should consist of the same
bodybuilding foods that you would normally eat,
just in a higher caloric amount. Aim for an excess
of 300 to 500 per day and make adjustments at
the end of the week if you feel that you`re not
gaining enough muscle.Most bodybuilders use supplements
to assist with muscle growth. The three most frequently
used on a bulk are creatine, whey protein, and
Creatine holds water, making your muscles look
harder. Whey protein is just a more convenient
way of getting your daily protein needs, and glutamine
is an amino acid used to keep fat gain to a minimum
while doing a clean bulk. There are many other
supplements that aid in muscle growth, but for
the beginning bodybuilder, these three are your
best choices.Don`t confuse bulking with cutting.
Cutting is the exact opposite of gaining muscle.
When cutting, you are trying to shed as much fat
as possible while not worrying so much about muscle
gain. It is very hard to lose fat and gain muscle
at the same time, so bodybuilders have two choices.
To cut or to bulk.