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    Question Training While Bulking

    I was bulking for two weeks up until this past Saturday before I got a concussion (posted earlier in the week about this). I am planning on returning once my symptoms subside. When I do, should I increase my calorie intake back up to where I was before? I do want to continue to grow muscle (gain weight) however since I'm assuming I will be down for a week or longer I'm not sure if it is OK to jump right back into my BMR + 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp13dan13 View Post
    When I do, should I increase my calorie intake back up to where I was before? I do want to continue to grow muscle (gain weight) however since I'm assuming I will be down for a week or longer I'm not sure if it is OK to jump right back into my BMR + 500.
    As soon as you get back to working out, bump those cals up 500 and start gaining.

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    Also, should my workout increase in intensity during my bulking phase?
    Your workouts should be intense all the time.

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    I have been using Shaun's 4 Day Muscle Building Split Routine. I am looking for some good gains so if there is another workout youl would recommend let me know!
    You will make good gains on any well-made workout routine, including shaun's. My personal preference is more of a fullbody workout with the big lifts: squat, deadlift, press, bench press. You'll get big and strong.

    Give various workouts your all for at least 8 weeks and over the months you'll get a sense for what works best for your body. Whatever workout you're on, work hard and eat right, and you'll find success.

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    My question about intensity I guess is more related to when you are not bulking should your intensity change? If after I bulk to my goal weight I then wanted to cut down on body fat should I change my workout?

    Thank you for the advice!


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    How do you define intensity? I agree that workouts should be as intense as possible no matter what. -EK

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    I don't think I should be using intensity for this. I always go 100% when I'm lifting but should you change the style of the workout if you go from bulking to cutting? Meaning should I include more cardio, less weight/more reps etc. How do you effectivley cut the body fat while trying to limit the amount of muscle loss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp13dan13 View Post
    I don't think I should be using intensity for this. I always go 100% when I'm lifting but should you change the style of the workout if you go from bulking to cutting? Meaning should I include more cardio, less weight/more reps etc. How do you effectivley cut the body fat while trying to limit the amount of muscle loss?
    Cutting body fat is about cutting a small amount of calories from your required daily calories and increasing calorie expenditure through cardio. You weight training has to remain as heavy as you can to hold onto the muscle that has been built
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