What are the advantages of clean bulking?

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  1. therealdeal

    therealdeal New Member

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    I read through a bunch of the noob thread and it doesnt spell it out, but it seems that it helps you gain more LBM weight, and overall gives you better nutrition. Is that about right?

    What are everyone's experiences clean bulking vs. dirty bulking? Sorry if this is a repost, I can't search.
     
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    Clean bulk = Less work when cutting.
     
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    therealdeal New Member

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    I know what they are, I'd like to know what the relative advantages/disadvantages are of each.
     
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    why would progress be slowero n clean foods? doesn't it just boil down to # of cals?
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    A lot of people think it doesn't make a difference. How much of the excess weight goes to lean body mass and how much goes to fat is mostly determined by genetics. 80%. Its your P-ratio.
     
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    So basically with dirty bulking you put on more fat and less muscle? Am I interpreting that right?
     
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    food is all comprised of the same chemicals, 'clean' foods are not some magical form of chemicals that adds muscle without fat. The greater the carloric surplus the greater the fat gain, but also the greater the muscle gain. Its just going to be easier going far over the caloric maintenance level on 'dirty' foods. If you counted calories on a dirty bulk and a clean bulk and ate the same level of calories, I'm quite confident the fat gains would be relatively unnoticable
     
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    Bulking:
    Dirty Bulk = More Fat, More Muscle, Less Time
    Clean Bulk = Less Fat, More Muscle, More Time

    Cutting:
    Dirty Bulk = Takes Longer to loose the bf, keep more muscle mass
    Clean Bulk = Less bf to cut, could loose more muscle mass during cutting process than dirty bulk
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    clean bulking will result in either really slow/no gains. if you seriously want to put on mass and get stronger, just eat balls to the wall. enjoy yourself too, eat fries and hamburgers and pie and shit. that makes the subsequent cutting a lot easier.
     
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    Sweet, I think dirty bulking is the way to go for myself personally. I think I am just going to eat pretty much normally but just add in stuff like chocolate bars, burgers, more pop, pizza. Want to add 10 pounds by July.

    Edit: I assume you just mean it makes the cutting easier because you'll have only been on strict diet for 6 months instead of 12...I'm hoping it'll make cutting easier because I won't be gaining a bigger appetite, but rather just an addiction to sugar, therefore I'll get cravings but not hunger pains when I cut.
     
  12. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    Clean bulking is a slow process no doubt...I believe its for people who have already achieved some sort of serious muscle mass though. I think most kids in here need to eat clean 3-4 days and pig out the rest. Kind of a 50 50 mix. EVeryones afraid of getting fat...well to get to were i am I got huge/strong bloated and fat. Then cut it all off with hardcore diets. You do this over a few times and you come back leaner/denser and better everytime at the same offseason weight. Thats how I get to 260 and still stay 12%ish nowadays.


    disclaimer... Pl'ers are exempt as usual
     
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    nah pl'ers aren't exempt, I plan on going hard until I hit around 230lb, then cut down and maintain strength.
     
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    So....what do you guys recommend us newbies do for bulking? Clean or dirty?
     
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    I like diry bulking :bigthumb:
     
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    dirty bulking just sounds more fun :naughty:
     
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    did you guys find you got a lot of stretch marks during your bulking phases?
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    and i agree with Pur, i think the clean bulking route is for people who are already fairly big and just want to maintain their lean physique while adding muscle and strength slowly.

    but for the vast majority of people here, i think "dirty" bulking is the way to go

    and it's not as if you eat nothing but saturated fat...i still ate oatmeal all the time, plenty of omega3's etc.
     
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    I think I will be doing a hybrid of clean/dirty bulking as I want to keep a steady ratio of fat and muscle. Here is the kicker, I bet I could do it fast. For instance, me, who is currently doing 2200 calories, will be going to a 5000 calorie diet to do it crazy fast. The way that I would do it is with steel cut oats, protein powder, dextrose/other sugars, egg whites, tuna, fish oil/flax seed oil pills, no fruits, daily vitamins to make sure I got all of my stuff, cassein protein, skim milk instead of water on steel cut oats and a good 5 litres of water a day. You see, all you have to do is know some shit about insulin and how to use the bodie's most anabolic hormone. By adding dextrose to every meal, you make sure that your food is "absorbed faster". Holy shit I can't wait till I start my bulking phase.. sugar... that is one of the problems though, you get cravings.
     
  22. SteveO

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    :rofl: are you shitting me?
     
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    Sugar to every meal and no fruits...let me know how that works out. :ugh2:
     
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    good point.
     
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    shit I think my bodyfat varies with what I've eaten in the last 2 hours. no joke.
     
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