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    Dillon

    Hey bro I’m about 5’10-5’11 and lean 160lbs right now. I love my physique the way it is and I’m just starting to eat healthier. I dirty bulked for about my whole first year of weight lifting. I got up to 175lbs and then leaned down to 160lbs(yea i was a skinny fuck before). I’m wondering if there’s a way to lean bulk until the end of summer 2015? After that I was looking to bulk up to 200lbs and make a cut to 180-185lbs. Any advice would be appreciated.

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      Anthony Myers

      Absolutely. 180lb is reasonable, and looks damn impressive on 5’10” frame.

      To hit your goal by the end of summer 2015, that gives you just about 1 year…

      If you start now you’d have to gain about 1.5-2lbs a month.

      It’s not so hard when you break it down like that, right?

      So, what I would personally do if it were me, is increase your daily calories by 500 right now and consistently increase the calories by increments of 500 every time you gain ~5lbs/hit a plateu.

      Shoot me an email if you need more help.

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  2. 62

    Paul

    I’m 160lbs and not gaining weight eating 3600 calories daily!

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    1. 62.1

      Anthony Myers

      Hey Paul,

      What do you do for a living? If you’re eating that many calories and not gaining weight you must be burning A LOT of calories throughout the day… do you have a manual labor job (construction, landscaping, factory, etc.) or some type of job where you’re on your feet all day?

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        Paul

        Hi Anthony, believe it or not I have a desk job for 8 hours a day the same as you. I work out 5 days a week for 1 hour per day, and do no cardio whatsoever.

        I’m 5ft 10, currently eating 160-200g protein, around 450g carbs and 120g fat per day, and haven’t seen the scales shift at all. I’ve been at 160lbs for months. What do you suggest?

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          Anthony Myers

          Yo Paul,

          Sorry for the delay man.

          So first thing I want to ask is where are those ~3,700 calories coming from?
          Are you taking a weight gainer supplement? Sometimes supplement companies are WAY the hell off on how many calories they say their supplement.
          So if you’re taking a shake and it says it has 800 calories, it could actually only have 400-500 calories, see what I’m saying?

          Second, I don’t want to insult you brother, but are you 110% sure you’re tracking everything properly? I’m one of those guys that seems to gain weight by looking at food, so it’s hard for me to see
          someone eat 3,700 and not gain. I’m >200lbs and I think I’d gain on that many calories (especially with the desk job!).

          Third – Are you involved in any sports/activities that you don’t necessary count as cardio/workout? I had a client who was not gaining weight, said he never does any cardio, come to find out he was playing basketball twice a week for a few hours! (Something he probably should have told me, lol). After he increased his calories on the basketball days he started gaining.

          Lastly, if you are not counting supplements that might be misleading you and if you’re absolutely sure you’re tracking calories properly I would bump the protein to 250, the carbs to 500, and leave the fat… That’s all you can really do at that point – eat more, or burn less calories. (unless you’re on any medications that might be affecting your hormones/thyroid/appetite)

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    lenny

    hi, i’m going to give this a shot… i have high hopes that it’ll work for me. i’m 6′, 205lbs and bmi around 27+/-. i carry most of my fat around my gut and i want (need) to lose it, so i’m guessing i’m cutting. my question is this… i hit the gym around 5am, before work, then sit at my desk for 8 hours, then go home and try to stay as active as i can (ride my bike, take a walk, etc). should i change my workouts to afternoons so that i work out after i’ve loaded up on carbs/fuel? or can i work out first thing in the morning and feed my body throughout the day?

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    1. 61.1

      Anthony Myers

      Hey Lenny,

      It really doesn’t matter when you do your workout.

      There’s evidence to show that early morning workouts, especially cardio, while fasted (not having eaten yet) speeds up fat lost.

      Working out later in the day after you’ve got some food in you will likely make your workouts more comfortable, more energy, etc.

      For the record, I’m in a similar situation. I work at a computer 8-10 hours a day, when I tell people how many calories I eat they think it’s really low for being such a big guy (201lbs, cutting on 1,800 calories right now) – The fact is, my job is extremely sedentary, and my workouts are pretty much my only physical activity throughout the weekday. Someone like us requires much less calories than someone who is on their feet all day, or someone who performs hard manual labor, like a roofer or construction worker for example.

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        anon

        Along with the article this is great info

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