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Old 01-08-2005, 06:05 AM   #1
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Good plan for bulking up?

Hey there. not sure if this is the right board for this but I hope it is. I was wondering if anyone out there with a better understanding of fitness and nutrition than me would be able to criticise my diet? Im confident about my routine but Im not sure about what Im eating. Im 6ft1 and my goal is basically to gain muscle mass and limiting my fat gain. In the gym I do 20-30 minutes of cardio max and 30-40 of weights, focusing on the upper body.
my plan is as follows and basically remains unchanged everyday:

Breakfast (7:30AM):
Porridge (Skimmed Milk+??? powder), +banana

Break (11:00AM)
Cereal bar (90kcal) + one pint of semi-skimmed milk OR fruit juice

Lunch (1:30)
Orange + Yogurtx2 (59kcal per pot) Sandwiches (wholemeal bread+ lettuce+ turkey)

Pre-Gym (4:00)
Sandwiches (wholemeal bread+ lettuce+ turkey)

Post-Gym (6:00)
Shake (banana+ whey powder+ skimmed milk)

Supper (7:00)
Mashed Potatoes (using semi-skimmed milk) Broccoli, Peas, Chicken

sorry for the lack of detail but is this generally speaking, a good way to go?
for breakfast, what would be a good protein powder to add to my porridge? whey powder?
should I be eating anything before I go to bed?
should I be eating anything with my post-workout shake?
thanks a lot for any help
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:24 AM   #2
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Re: Good plan for bulking up?

Well you don't say how much protein you are taking in. The general rule for building muscle is 1gm per lb of what you weigh. Also you don't say if you do cardio prior to your weight training or after weight training. I cannot stress enough how important it is for cardio to be done after weight training. You are wasting your time (building muscle) if you do cardio prior to weights and muscle training. Your glycogen is depleted by that time and all you will accomplish is muscle wasting..Lisa

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