I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. I’ve been hard at work with school and keeping my fitness a priority. I have a lot of messages in my inbox that I will try to address, and I apologize for the delay.
I had been “dirty bulking” for a while, and managed to gain some excess fat. Over the course of the last 6 weeks I have implemented cycling and cardio boxing into my routine while continuing to lift HEAVY. My diet consisted of healthier foods, consuming around 1600 calories a day (my maintenance calorie intake is 2600). I dropped 10 lbs of fat and managed to maintain my muscle mass.
Keep in mind that with a “dirty bulk” you will gain excess fat, but CAN follow a cutting cycle that will allow you to maintain all that hard work from bulking.
In a few weeks I will begin a “clean bulk,” to prevent the excess fat gain. Results may be slower, but it will certainly make my cutting cycles much easier.
Also, “clean bulking” is the healthier option, but it really depends on what’s right for you, or what you prefer.
Let me know if you have any questions :)
This is my first time visiting your blog, and I just wanted to thank you for what you do. I am a transman myself, and when I started HRT, my body started to respond to exercise in way I couldn’t imagine. This inspired me to start taking my fitness seriously. The result was loosing 100 lbs and a total body transformation.
I wish a resource like your site had been available when began my transition. I really appreciate the work you’ve done to help people like myself. Transitioning can be a confusing time anyway, without trying to put together a fitness routine and diet. But its the perfect opportunity to make a total like transformation. All the info and tips you have available will make that a little easier.
So thanks again! I look forward to sharing notes and contributing!
-Thanks for submitting this! Congrats on your total body transformation! That’s amazing! You are an inspiration to others and I do hope that others find my resources useful! Stay strong!
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Awesome! It’s always great to hear things like this! Thank you.
For all you hardgainers/ectomorphs, if you are not making gains, EAT MORE! Choose calorie dense foods and try and eat every 2-3 hours.
Resistance Band workout now on youtube! Great for home workouts. This routine works whether you want to gain, lose, or maintain! https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCncT8SwXa_lBT-PXkwz8FzQ?persist_app=1&app=m