Approach to offseason

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    Lewis Barclay
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    Hey,

    First, apologies if there is a video on this, I’m new and haven’t yet had a chance to work my way through all the videos, please point me in the right direction if there is one!

    Interested in how you normally approach offseason nutrition? This is the first time I’ve been taking a more “methodical” approach to offseason nutrition, instead of just increasing calories weekly or going on an all out bulk. This time I’ve been using my log book as my feedback tool for when to increase calories, when I stop being able to beat my numbers from the previous session (over a period of time) then I will increase calories by around 150 to 200 calories. Do you think I am limiting myself in this way? I’ve made incredibly good strength progress so far in my 19 weeks of offseason, but could I be doing it better in your opinion?

    I’m an individual who can gain weight incredibly easy, which is why increasing calories based on what the scales say I feel isn’t the best approach for me. My mid section gains fat really easily and for me it’s really hard to keep it in check.

    I’ve got around 15 weeks of offseason left, I’ve taken my weight up 6kg (13lbs) in 19 weeks, and been on plan every day of those 19 weeks (other than 4 days over festive period). calories at 3200 and I train low volume high intensity.

    Sorry for the long winded post, just looking to optimise as much as possible, as we all are!

    Thanks!

    #16542
    Anonymous
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    Here’s my two cents on the topic and sorry for stepping on Joe’s toes.

    What I would say is as long as what you are doing now is working and you are happy with the results you are seeing, do not change a thing.

    Now the only sort of a problem I see here is that calorie management logic. I mean it probably won’t matter in the big picture but believing that you are truly able to track things down by 50 calorie accuracy is a fool’s errand. And not only is it impossible to calculate your caloric intake with 100% accuracy the same applies your daily caloric expenditure. So personally I wouldn’t get too caught up with such a minute margins.

    #16562
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Hey,

    First, apologies if there is a video on this, I’m new and haven’t yet had a chance to work my way through all the videos, please point me in the right direction if there is one!

    Interested in how you normally approach offseason nutrition? This is the first I’ve been taking a more “methodical” approach to offseason nutrition, instead of just increasing calories weekly or going on an all out bulk. This I’ve been using my log book as my feedback tool for when to increase calories, when I stop being able to beat my numbers from the previous session (over a period of ) then I will increase calories by around 150 to 200 calories. Do you think I am limiting myself in this way? I’ve made incredibly good strength progress so far in my 19 weeks of offseason, but could I be doing it better in your opinion?

    I’m an individual who can gain weight incredibly easy, which is why increasing calories based on what the scales say I feel isn’t the best approach for me. My mid section gains fat really easily and for me it’s really hard to keep it in check.

    I’ve got around 15 weeks of offseason left, I’ve taken my weight up 6kg (13lbs) in 19 weeks, and been on plan every day of those 19 weeks (other than 4 days over festive period). calories at 3200 and I train low volume high intensity.

    Sorry for the long winded post, just looking to optimise as much as possible, as we all are!

    Thanks!

    I think the way you’re going about it is great. Logbook will be the best gage, and scale next. And since both are going up, I wouldn’t change a thing. Too often people try and chase “more” when they’re already making progress. I would anticipate you’ll be able to continue to have a couple more small bumps in calories like you’ve done, and keep putting weight. No point in adding crazy amount of more calories just to accumulate more fat.

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