Originally Posted by BendtheBar
I tell guys that it's best to look at weight gain over the course of 3-5 years. A lot of lifters gain too much weight during year one. They do these super bulks.
I just wanted to stick my nose in and remind you that when you come off this diet and start eating carbs and more calories, you'll gain 5-10 pounds of water, etc. So don't fear that bounce back gain. It's not fat.
Your advice is always welcome.
For the record, what would you recommend for a bulk? Let's say I am at 175-180 at the end of February for example; Is it wise to look for steady weight gain for 10 months, say in the 40 pound region to get towards 220 by year's end or would should a bulk only be sustained for say 4-6 months and 20 pounds a time? I'm jumping the gun a bit since I'm at least 8 weeks (possibly 12) from entering that phase but it would be nice to know.