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Snack foods. Hmmm….
Something you want to consider is not having snacks. Work to eat 5 or six smaller meals instead of 3 meals and 2 or 3 snacks. You want to work to give your body consistency. First, be consistent with your meal timing and the content of your meals. Next, aim to make your meals consistent in size (and calorie, if you choose to count them).
Once your body can be prepared for the food you will be putting into it it will know how best to burn calories over the long haul. If you can stay consistent with your food for an extended period of time you will see how much easier it is to stay fit.
Well every person is different (as are their goals), but generally I prefer to make a switch every 4-6 weeks to keep the body from plateauing. Bulking phases and leaning phases also differ in their style of exercises being performed not just the amount of food being taken in so that’s another reason for my personal preference to switch things up every 4-6 weeks.
Unless you have a serious timetable that needs to be met for a competition or event I would recommend the back and forth process every month and a half until you reach the weight you want to be at to ensure that the weight being added is proper weight that will stick around .
Ok, first thing. You already have abs so I assume you mean getting them to show. This can only be done by reducing any small layers of fat over the top of them. Because you are taking in more calories than you will be burning during a bulking phase it will be tough to reduce fat over the abdominals while adding bulk elsewhere. Just as in the weight loss realm…you cannot spot reduce fat. You cannot spot increase gains. You can, however, have intensified focus with your weight training that will increase muscle mass based upon your routines.
My advice: do your bulking phase eating as cleanly as possible. Take your mind off your abs if you truly are intending to bulk up. Once your 4-6 week bulking phase is complete turn your attention to leaning up around your new healthy bulked areas.
that’s a pretty loaded question….
There you go. Pretty good list to start with (and apologies to any of the other blogs that I follow that I didn’t mention. I couldn’t just go ahead and list EVERY damn blog I follow. I love you all equally)