what should i do? v. bulking

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  1. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i've been bulking since 4/20 and i started between 180 and 184. Yesterday I weighed around 205. It's been approximately 2 months and I'm up quite a bit in weight. The good thing is, my lifts have gone up and i can tell i'm putting on LBM. I have also put on a pretty significant amount of fat.

    My 5RM for squat is now 295 and i believe it was somewhere around 245 or so when i started bulking as well as starting the base routine posted by christophers. My 5RM for deadlift is 295 with no straps and it used to be somewhere around 245X3 with straps. Not too sure on bench at the moment but I can do 205X5, but i'm not sure if that's my max. Now i'm trying to figure out where to go from here.

    should i continue bulking? is 2 months not long enough even though i gained 20-25 lbs? should i try maintenance for a couple weeks?

    i can deal with the fat for now, but i'm just curious what you guys think i should do to maximize gains (lifts and lbm)
     
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    1) It would help to know your short and long term goals

    2) I would keep bulking, but aim for around 1lb per week.
     
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    I say keep going. What are your goals?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i definitely want to continue to get stronger. i know cutting would hold my big 3 numbers down and that's why i'm still debating if i should even consider it at this point.

    i want to thicken up. i'm 6'1" 205lbs and i feel scrawny. i don't necessarily care about chiseled abs so much as i care about getting big (however, not at a high bf)
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    Keep going then
     
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    Well, go on the "see-food" diet and you should be fine. That's what we did for football. The main principle is to eat like a hog and train like a dog if you really want to get wicked with it. Lots of rest too.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    that's what i've been doing, but i've gained a shit ton of fat it seems.
     
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    Well if you want to get big, you got to get BIG. Pro bodybuilders can gain up to 70 pounds or better in the offseason, and amateurs anywhere from 20 to 40 during the off season bulk. Fat is inavoidable.

    However, there is a formula to use to determine how much you should eat on training and non training days but I don't recall it off hand. It helped me to make sure I didn't get TOO fat.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    any other advice?
     
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