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    Blasting and Food

    I am already running 180 MG per week of Test C and going to do a blast of 400 (can do 500) for 10-12 weeks with AI and HCG (500IU X2). My current macros are 50% protein, 25% carbs and 25% fat and I run about 3,500-4,000 calories per day. This rate is, I believe, abut 500 calories above maintenance. When I am blasting how much should I plan on increasing calories, on average.

    When you guys are on cycle, how much do you increase your food and do you change your macros?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Yes, I spend a lot of time at the Nutrition forum before asking here.

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    I don't get your question. Are you saying your maintenance is 3500? Or is that 500 over? And what's the 3500-4000 range? Which one is it? Big difference there.
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    When bulking I try to bump my cals 1000 over maintenance but that's hard and a lot of food, 500 is minimum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I don't get your question. Are you saying your maintenance is 3500? Or is that 500 over? And what's the 3500-4000 range? Which one is it? Big difference there.
    According to my livingstrong app, where I keep up with my food intake, it ranges from 3,500-4,200, I computed an average for the last month and it is 3,928 per day. I gave the range because it varies from day to day. Sorry for the ambiguity. I do believe this rate is 500 over maintenance. I have put on approx. 20 lbs on the last year at this range and my bodyfat has only increased slightly.

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    This is how I bulk. Not really that much sugar, the app sees karbolyn and glycofuse as sugar.
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    That sounds like too much protein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pappybay

    According to my livingstrong app, where I keep up with my food intake, it ranges from 3,500-4,200, I computed an average for the last month and it is 3,928 per day. I gave the range because it varies from day to day. Sorry for the ambiguity. I do believe this rate is 500 over maintenance. I have put on approx. 20 lbs on the last year at this range and my bodyfat has only increased slightly.
    There are numerous apps and each can yield a different calculation depending on the formula as data used. Why not simplify things? Do you know your current body fat % and body weight? With these numbers, you can get a pretty good idea of your TDEE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick4588 View Post
    This is how I bulk. Not really that much sugar, the app sees karbolyn and glycofuse as sugar.
    Nice app. Good detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte
    That sounds like too much protein.
    10oz protein with each meal. Plus shakes and random protein from other sources.

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    Carbs and protein over 500 each??? That seems high at 195 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79
    Carbs and protein over 500 each??? That seems high at 195 lbs.
    195lbs?

    I have been eating 4000 calories a day to maintain and now bumped to 5100 to bulk this fall
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    Fast ass metabolism huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chx beach 79
    Fast ass metabolism huh?
    Always has been

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick4588 View Post
    This is how I bulk. Not really that much sugar, the app sees karbolyn and glycofuse as sugar.
    I like it.

    The highest I've bulked with was 450, but last bulking cycle I didn't put on any size. I need more food like you.

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    I'll be 230 by end of September. May not be at 10% bf, but won't be fat. Eating pretty clean now. Rice, potatoes, ground beef, chicken, steak, broccoli, eggs, and 3 cheat meals a week while bulking. Time to grow

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    Patrick, would you quit jacking the OP's thread?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte
    Patrick, would you quit jacking the OP's thread?
    Thanks.
    Well he asked how our diets changed. He was looking for personal experiences. Didn't feel I was thread jacking persay

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    Okay, I am planning to bump by 1,000 calories per day when I start my first blast with a heavier concentration on protein, Protein 60%, Carbs 20% and Fat 20%.

    How do you guy feel about following the blast (12 weeks at 400-450 mg Test C per week) with anavar oral 75 mg per day for about 5-6 weeks?

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    Honestly, I find it hard to believe that 4,000 calories is maintainence. And the fact you'd go to 5000 a day on cycle? I couldn't possibly keep up with that

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    wow, some of you guys are using ALOT of cals and protein for maintanence. I couldn't imagine why anyone would eat 587g of protein. Your body probably cant even digest that much. I see alot of protein in urine, upset stomachs, and reduced kidney function with that. 4k cals is a lot of food and 5k is a ton of clean food. Now if we're talking Mcdonalds it's different.

    Are you really eating that much chicken breasts/fish fillets/rice/potatoes? Would be np with 3 #3's and large milkshakes. Everyones different but for me its hard to eat 2.5k clean cals on a tight schedule just maintaining. On the gear id bump it up 1k. just my opinion.

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    5000cal is almost 25 chicken breasts a day lol.
    Are you all farmers by chance?

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    well im no farmer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiveOn
    5000cal is almost 25 chicken breasts a day lol.
    Are you all farmers by chance?
    Lol. It's not that bad. It's A LOT of rice though. My job allows me to be very consistent. I eat at the same time everyday, virtually the same meals. I don't think my body is using all that protein for muscle building, but its better than filling those extra calories with sugars. I'm gaining about 1.5lbs per week right now and I'm not even on a blast. See you guys at 230lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick4588 View Post
    Lol. It's not that bad. It's A LOT of rice though. My job allows me to be very consistent. I eat at the same time everyday, virtually the same meals. I don't think my body is using all that protein for muscle building, but its better than filling those extra calories with sugars. I'm gaining about 1.5lbs per week right now and I'm not even on a blast. See you guys at 230lbs.

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    And your bulking now because? Just want to get bigger? Is it your goal to be 230lbs? at what BF?

    So your not "blasting" right now, my God, how much food do you eat when you are? And what is your current BF/weight?
    Im trying to stay on topic here with OP.

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    For someone with an ectomorphic body type, a high metabolism is not unusual. One sign for me that I needed more calories was that I am getting stronger but not putting on weight. I can tell you it is a PITA eating so much.

    Not hard to get 5,000. For breakfast today, 16 oz skim milk and three scoops ON protein, A bagel with two eggs and two pieces of canadian bacon, 996 calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadcuz1985

    And your bulking now because? Just want to get bigger? Is it your goal to be 230lbs? at what BF?

    So your not "blasting" right now, my God, how much food do you eat when you are? And what is your current BF/weight?
    Im trying to stay on topic here with OP.
    Moving up in weight classes. Ill stay around 10% bf

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick4588 View Post
    Moving up in weight classes. Ill stay around 10% bf
    well good luck with that bro. 230 at 10% would be pretty amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadcuz1985

    well good luck with that bro. 230 at 10% would be pretty amazing.
    Only 12 more lbs. once I blast should be piece of cake

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