Bulking Cycle Diet Plan
When it’s mass season the only concern you have is to gain as much muscle as you possibly can. This is where our bulking cycle diet comes in handy. Although your meals still need to be somewhat healthy your diet isn’t near as strict as, let’s say, a cutting diet. In other words you’ll sacrifice gaining a few pounds of fat to build even more muscle mass during the bulking phase.
This goes without saying but it’s important that if you’re eating for mass you should be training for mass. This means ‘lifting some heavy ass weights’ (paraphrased from Ronnie Coleman, 8-time Mr. Olympia). You want to get the most out of this bulking phase and going heavy is the only way to do that. The excess calories will help you get stronger. This is how we overload the muscle, which in turn leads to more mass.
Meal Plan for Bulking Phase
Like most of our meal plans, our bulking cycle diet has you eating plenty of protein. The greatest difference is you’ll also be eating far more carbs than you’re probably used to. This can be tricky and will often be the determining factor of how much body fat you gain during the bulking phase. Although there’s a greater degree of leniency on what you eat, you still need to be conscience of the types of foods you’re taking in.
Bagel with cream cheese
– whey protein
– fruit (berries)
Ground turkey or beef
– casein protein powder
– natural peanut butter
Helpful Tips to Gain Mass
> Keep hydrated throughout the day
> Lift heavy weights
> Eat on schedule, even if you’re not hungry
> Have someone monitor your progress
> Make sure you’re gaining more muscle and not so much fat
> Don’t neglect cardio; do cardio 3 x a week