The Truth About Bulking
• Trying to gain muscle mass should never be a justification for eating crap. If you want to eat a junk diet, at least have the decency to admit it’s because you like your food too much to give it up. Don’t try to pass it off as a “bulking diet.” Pizzas, Big Macs, and donuts don’t have higher anabolic properties than clean food!
• Have realistic expectations. You won’t gain 20 pounds of muscle in three months, not even in six months. Gaining 1.5 to 2 pounds of muscle per month is the most you can expect. And for most, gaining more than ten pounds of solid muscle per year (once they’re past the beginner stage) will be very rare. However, gain 5-7 pounds per year for ten years straight and you’ll be one huge beast!