So it’s time for the bulking phase to kick in, instantly most people think that must mean loading up on the McDonalds every day. But is that really the way to achieve your targets? Let’s take a look at backing the bulking phase the right way.
Focus on Quality
Instead of just piling on the plate to increase weight look at nutrient dense foods instead. We aren’t just trying to target empty calories with every meal but add healthy choices like sauces, oils and other toppings onto your meals to fill it out.
Eat More Often
Shifting from a balanced diet into the bulking phase can be difficult if you are fairly standard with your eating amounts during the day. You may find that you aren’t a fan of huge meals so try spreading the calories out into smaller amounts through the day.
Just heading into this phase with a goal of putting on more weight isn’t going to work for you. You need to work out what you are trying to achieve and fit your diet around that. Find something to measure against, do you want to hit a target weight because that is what you want to achieve your bulk goals. Are you looking to just pack on muscle? Keep a target of muscle percentage you want to hit. If you don’t have a measurable goal then you’ll start to get lost with what you are looking to achieve.
You are going to make mistakes, try these things and it won’t quite fit for you. We are all different and our body reacts differently based on our genetics. Try something and then remember to take time to evaluate whether your bulking phase was the right thing and what you could do differently. Then if your ultimate targer is weight gain try it again and try something different, we can always improve…..always.