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Bulk is happening; First splurge meal of the cut yesterday.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by  
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April
7
2016

I didn’t expect anywhere near the amount of feedback I received in response to yesterday’s blog. Posts to the blog, on Facebook, the forums and in my email box all boiled down to one overriding directive: DO IT.

You guys sure got me fired up! Okay–I’ll do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s going to be a few months down the road, though. Once I finish this cut up I want to give myself some time to transition to the vegetarian diet while slowly ramping my calories back up to maintenance level. Over the next couple months I’m going to do a lot of reading and research, as I’ve never bulked on a plant-based diet before.

There’s an added wrinkle that I’ve not discussed yet, and it will make the bulk even more interesting. More on that to come.

Fajitas!

Fajitas!

Yesterday we had some family in town, and we all went out to eat. I had my first splurge meal of this cut (Mexican food), and I also had a margarita. The last time I cut I only had one splurge meal, and it was 100% identical to what I ate yesterday. I really enjoyed the meal, but I need to get a hard, sweaty ride in this morning. I feel like a water balloon.

I’m running late, so I need to wrap this one up. That margarita knocked me on my ass, and I slept until 6:30. I can’t believe the dogs let me do that…

John Stone Fitness Comments

15 Responses to “Bulk is happening; First splurge meal of the cut yesterday.”
  1. That’s a funny coincidence. My ride this morning was precipitated by tequila last night from the Costco brand margarita, which is actually pretty good and damn cheap!!! LOL

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  2. Dude, long story. Good story, but long for in person. ๐Ÿ™‚ About 8 months ago and it wasn’t due to stress or the other stuff we’ve talked about. Trust me it was intentional and really is a good story and all good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. John, I agree with what youre saying about show muscle and TT-racing. My “mancrush”, Robert Fรถrstemann, does TT-racing, mostly on a velodrome track. But he has a lot of muscle in his upperbody as well. It’s going to be interesting following your bulk this time. Been lurking around since 2004 so I know you CAN do it! (y)

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  4. John, it would be nice to see how you do putting on muscle while still biking. Are you planning to do a traditional massive weight gain bulk though? I think many of the programs that have been developed in the last 10 years are showing that the traditional cutting and bulking cycles are not really necessary. Not saying you don’t know this, just throwing it out there. I’ve been able to put on 15 pounds of muscle in the last 2 years without putting on any massive weight and then cutting back down. Just essentially swapping fat for muscle. You are generally really lean, so adding mass may be different. I think I have come to learn, that I actually add mass pretty easily, whether fat or muscle.

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    • I’m going to keep it clean, and try to keep fat gains to a minimum. I don’t want to slow bulk for a long time, though. The reason is that my bike performance will suffer somewhat while I’m doing the bulk and focusing much of my energy on weights. I’m okay with that for a few months or so.

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