Originally Posted by LtL
Too many people struggle to gain weight because they panic the moment they can't see an ab'. If you're a "hardgainer" (which in my book means you just think you're eating more than you are) then you should NOT be turning down ANY food. Burgers? 2 triples please. Cookies? Eat 10. Better to have to slow down your weighgain than worry about staying small.
but i feel if you fall into the catergorie of a person who is truly gonna be a bodybuilder then before you ever do your first cut you should GOMAD! There is a difference between someone who is a bodybuilder and someone who just wants to look like one. No offense to those who just want to look like one but if you are a bodybuilder you will have to take your body to a whole nother level of extremes and that will include bulking.
If you feel that cutting to the extreme is not someplace you want to take your training and the stage is something you will never step on then just go with EVERYTHING for a bulk and do a very slow and controlled cut. If you don't feel that you can ever be disciplined enough to cut that much chub then don't put it on and be happy with the gains you can make. But the other side of that is don't cry if they come to slowly. If you can't gain weight and your in Gym gains are very minimal then eat MORE........plain and simple.