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September 7, 2013 8:39 PM
...to describe the controlled eating of 100-400 calories above maintenance level.

I really don't think bulking is a good word to describe what we're doing when we gain weight in a very slow, controlled manner.

I eat 2900 to 3600 cal per day. But my intake is still low compared to how much most overweight men my height/age (and some obese women) take in.

It's not really bulking, imho. Anyone got a better word?
Edited by Fithealthyforlife On September 7, 2013 8:40 PM
September 7, 2013 8:41 PM
Does it really matter?

Maybe just focus on the fitness goals rather than the terminology. The terminology isn't going to be what gets you to where you want to be.
Edited by PikaKnight On September 7, 2013 8:49 PM
September 7, 2013 8:42 PM
Eating for awesomeness. laugh

"Bulk" always reminds me of "the hulk" which doesn't conjure up great images in the mind. huh
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September 7, 2013 8:44 PM
I don't get it.
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September 7, 2013 8:46 PM
Call it what you want. Call it "increasing skeletal muscle mass" if it makes you feel better. ISMM!!!
September 7, 2013 8:47 PM
Beasting.
September 7, 2013 8:49 PM
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Beasting.


Beast eating mode!

ISSM!

Great suggestions!

I like clean bulk too.

Reverse diet? Or is that one taken already?
Edited by Fithealthyforlife On September 7, 2013 8:53 PM
September 7, 2013 8:57 PM
Muscle building

Gettin my fatty mc fat fat on

one of those two should be suitable depending on preferences
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September 7, 2013 9:04 PM
If you are doing a slow bulk, it's generally called a lean bulk.


ETA: I bulked a couple of months ago. The word does not bother me at all.
Edited by Sarauk2sf On September 7, 2013 9:05 PM
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September 7, 2013 9:05 PM
QUOTE:

If you are doing a slow bulk, it's generally called a lean bulk.


Oh yes...lean bulk. I forgot about that one.
September 7, 2013 9:06 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Beasting.


Beast eating mode!

ISSM!

Great suggestions!

I like clean bulk too.

Reverse diet? Or is that one taken already?



Reverse diet is not eating above maintenance - it's walking your calories up to maintenance.
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September 7, 2013 9:17 PM
lean bulk = lb = lb. = pound no matter how you look at it or what word you use.
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September 7, 2013 9:48 PM
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lean bulk = lb = lb. = pound no matter how you look at it or what word you use.


Yeah, I actually hate the word lean and try not to use it too often, b/c some people use it (improperly) to mean thin or skinny. "Skinny bulk" makes no sense.

"Slow bulk" it is!
September 7, 2013 10:33 PM
Hey, I don't like the word "moist." but you don't see me going around complaining about it.
September 7, 2013 10:58 PM
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Hey, I don't like the word "moist." but you don't see me going around complaining about it.


I bet your least favorite character of all time is Dr. Horrible's pal, Moist.
September 7, 2013 11:03 PM
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Eating for awesomeness. laugh

"Bulk" always reminds me of "the hulk" which doesn't conjure up great images in the mind. huh


Seeing as how The Hulk is pretty much all muscle, it sort of fits. The rage, not so much. But overall, The Hulk is pretty awesome.
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September 7, 2013 11:05 PM
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Beasting.


I'm sure that will go over well, if I were tell my friends/family that I'm Beasting...laugh "Don't worry guys, I won't get too skinny, I'm beasting now".
Edited by BinaryPulsar On September 7, 2013 11:08 PM
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September 8, 2013 12:38 AM
Well I thought it was me just being a greedy cow laugh
Nice to have some external validation though!
September 8, 2013 5:27 AM
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Hey, I don't like the word "moist." but you don't see me going around complaining about it.


i used to not like that word, but I'm coming around on it.
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September 8, 2013 9:07 AM
The funny bone isn't a bone, and the dark side of the moon isn't actually dark, and I can't remember the last time I used a dial on a phone, or hung one up.
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September 8, 2013 9:41 AM
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The funny bone isn't a bone, and the dark side of the moon isn't actually dark, and I can't remember the last time I used a dial on a phone, or hung one up.


Omg. You just ruined my day by pointing out all the not literal references in every day life.
September 8, 2013 9:45 AM
Generally the people worrying about such trivial matters will be the same who look no different 6 months from now
September 8, 2013 9:53 AM
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Generally the people worrying about such trivial matters will be the same who look no different 6 months from now


Interesting conclusion to jump to. People that are curious about words in their down time, are doomed to never make progress? I don't see the link.
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September 8, 2013 10:02 AM
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The funny bone isn't a bone, and the dark side of the moon isn't actually dark, and I can't remember the last time I used a dial on a phone, or hung one up.


Phrases that require more careful interpretation than they are usually given:

Deceptively Simple (Can this phrase be described as being deceptively simple, or not?)

Waste of time (Where did it go? And how could any action change the outcome of it going to that place?)

Does thinking about this mean that my fitness progress is suddenly going to stop in it's tracks and not continue forward?
Edited by BinaryPulsar On September 8, 2013 10:06 AM
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September 8, 2013 11:17 AM
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Beasting.


Means something different in the uk!

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