Question I keep seeing Twitter gays talking about bulking – but what exactly is that?? – Adam, via Twitter.
Answer Yes, Twitter. Once you wade through the ‘gym chat’ and insecurities, you can get some useful exercise tit-bits from there… or not! Bulking is basically exactly what it sounds like – eating a lot of food to gain weight and therefore increase muscle mass. There’s often a lot of people doing this incorrectly, that first episode of South Park comes to mind… ”BEEFCAKE!” If you’re training really hard, your calorie intake should be high, so you feel the benefit of eating all that food and supplementation. Muscle mass will slowly follow. A lot of bodybuilders use the winter months to bulk up and start to “shred” or “cut” in the spring/summer months to look their best for competitions – and also when the sun’s out!