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The Winter Bulk Up Finale, VK edition

 

 

Monsters aren’t born… They’re made

Big Nate and I started this journey here. We gave you updates stayed true to the cours, motivated for change. Nate told you how he did and the results he got last week in this post. It’s my turn to give my report card on where I’m at right now.

Lifting goes hand and hand with game. When you first learn game you want fast results, you want phone numbers and notches right away. When you first start working out you want to make gains in your lift weekly and to see drastic improvement in your body. The less used to getting women you are the more drastic you want your improvements in game to be. The smaller and weaker you are the bigger you want to see yourself become in the gym. But fast results  in the gym and in picking up women are a young man’s game, rightfully so. But then you level off, the initial great leaps and bounds you’re making in both start to become far and few between. You’re not a rookie at both anymore, you’ve been initiated into the dark arts so guess what, now is when the real work starts. Now is when you realize you have to think long term, further out and ahead. You want to look good in your swimming trunks for summer 2013 guess what, you put in that work November/December 2012 its just that simple.

It becomes about manipulating your body and looking a certain way at certain times of the year. Perfecting the techniques, coming up with the game plan and execution. The strategy. The average lazy person can look at you and might say some bullshit like, “oh he has great genetics I could never look like that in 100 years no matter what I do”. A hater can look at you and say some bullshit, “like, oh he’s on roids obviously”. But they don’t know that what they’re looking at is the result of sacrifice. That it’s four to five times a week, two hours a day after 8 to 9 hours of working in the office. Most important for me it’s the TEN YEARS of learning and understanding how my body works. Listening to it, listening to people who know better than me, a tweak here, advice there… BUT FOR TEN YEARS. I’m not newbie anymore. I don’t compare my results to last week or last month but instead to last year.

Here are my results from 169lbs  to 185lbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My thoughts

  • Eating was the worst and hardest part! Honestly if it wasn’t for the extra calories from the Mass Tech I don’t see how anyone can do it. The first month was fun and exciting, a shock to my body as something new. But into month two you keep increasing the intake. Then it’s like your brain tells your body, “wait, slow down we weren’t built for this”. It becomes a war of you overriding your brain that’s telling you, “hey buddy, what are you doing down there, we’re becoming obese”. Me to my brain, STFU, I got this. There’s a point you reach when you’re not even fucking hungry but you’re still feeding. My advice, sometimes listen to your body.  A typical day of eating for me goes something like this
  • Beakfast, 1. 3 packets of instant oatmeal or 2. four slices of bacon (or sausage) four eggs scrambled covered in pancake syrup.
  • Meal before lunch- drink half the Mass Tech that’s in 2% milk and includes two big spoon full of vanilla flavored greek yogurt.
  • Lunch-1. pasta with sausage. or 2 Five pieces of Tyson’s chicken drumstick and a sweet potato or regular potato. Or 3 Piece of steak and a potato. Or 4. Chipotle Chicken and Steak Burrito Bowl. 5, Chick Fil-a  12 piece meal. (Fuck you I never said I ate clean)
  • Meal before  gym- rest of Mass tech shake, with a small can of Tuna
  • Dinner- Same thing as lunch
  • Before bed around midnight- 1. Two spoons of greek yogart or 2. Half a jar of mandarin orages or 3. a glazed donut.

Soon you compromise with your brain though. Some days I’d use only 3 scoops in my Mass Tech instead of five. Weekends I wouldn’t take any Mass Tech. Some nights I’d drink two glasses of milk for dinner and sleep. You get the picture, I had to take a few steps back some days to go a few days forward and not blow my fucking brains out.

  • Shrugs may be a vanity exercise but for me it’s the quickiest way to look bigger in your clothing and at least it helped the top part of my back.
  • Go back and see my routine from the beginning post. I basically stuck to the 8,8,5, 3 sets. But the bigger I got I messed with the rep range. half way through I was doing 8,5,5,3. Then it went to 8,5,3,3. Always changing the order of my exercises from week to week.Even though you feel stronger and powerful still rest.
  • Like I said in previous post, after two months straight I started taking one day a week off per body part. The next week I’d take the next body part  off in the schedule. This week will be the first time in over three months I take a full week off and don’t lift. All the size in the world doesn’t matter if you’re injured.
  • Can we talk clothes? First of right off the back my favorite jeans became skinny jeans real quick so had to re up on those. Suits…. fucking problem. Luckily though I got smart and hit up one of those Joseph A Bank sales buy one get two free. How the hell does that company stay in business. Anyways I refer to these suits as my fat suits. Also having bigger traps looks better in winter thermal shirts, flannel shirts, and when you’re layering. If you’ve learned anything from this post it’s get big traps. Chicks dig it.

God’ I love fucking size! Gaining this mass was addictive. Every week watching my lifts get better and better, pushing up more weight. The attention from the ladies in and out of the gym. The compliments I get when I get naked with a new girl. I do miss my 12 pack abs day but it’s still winter and too soon for me to even think about cutting back down yet (by terrie). My goal will be to stay above 180 lbs, maintain, and enjoy it. I do have a bachelor party in Vegas at the end of March so around march I’ll cut up.

I plan on sharing one more supplement that I was taking that I feel helped me during my bulk up stage next week. If any of you guys have any questions I will be more than happy to answer in the comments and to let you know what worked for me or how I did it.

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About The Author

Been in the game since 2005 and still learning everyday. But now I feel comfortable giving back and sharing wisdom with guys looking to improve one or two things in their lives that could increase their self confidence and the chance of having a favorable outcome in any romantic interaction with women. When you step to her you know you've already put in that work on your end. Nothing is left to chance.

23 Comments

  1. Kuraje January 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Respect given where respect is due.

  2. YouSoWould January 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    You’ve packed on some serious size there dude, good going. I’m just starting my bulk, got down to around 172lb at 8% bf with LeanGains, going to stick with it to do a “slow bulk” to try and keep the fat off as I get bigger.

    Bizarre first week mind you – got through about 23,000 calories and lost 2lb, hmm…

  3. Yul Brynner January 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    VK, the back looks sick!
    Can’t stop staring. No homo!

    • Virgle Kent January 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      “You mirin bro” lol

      What’s weird is that is the first time I’ve seen my back like that since in a while. It’s really weird when you think about the fact that you kind of really have no clue what your back looks like. But also felt major douche taking pictures of myself as if I was updating my Myspace website. All in the name of fitness

      • Yul Brynner January 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        I’m mirin fo sho holmes! lol
        Damn this Halloween all you got to put on are some ripped purple shorts!

    • Nate January 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      No homo is implied, bro. Lettuce be cereal you’d be a homo if you didn’t look at this shredded mofo.
      Dude VK I know I told you this already but you killed it man, awesome work. Mirin

  4. Dave January 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Really looking forward to the cutting articles. I’m borrowing from Nate’s workout routine but not sure about the reps/sets I should be doing when I need to cut eventually.

  5. goy January 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    great results
    when you were working out was there any point that you felt too sore workout on your work out day?
    did you go ahead and work out while sore or did you just skip it and try and make up for it the next day or week?
    like monday wednesday friday are your work out days but too sore on wednesday so you worked out on thursday and saturday to make up for the lost day?

    • Virgle Kent January 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      No there’s never a day I feel too “sore”. I’m working out one body part a week so by the time that body part comes up the following week more than enough time has passed for me not to be sore from the workout. Sometimes I miss a workout day but just move it to the following day or make it up on the weekends.

      I’ll skip if I have a slight injury or feel like a pulled/ strained something. I’ll just skip that day and go back at it the following week. No big deal

  6. Mike January 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    VK your back in the after shots is frightening. Awesome work dude.

    I have a question. How do you stop bulking? I started the winter bulk up around the same time as you guys and have never bulked before in my life. I feel addicted to the gains and I don’t want to stop even at the expense of abs.

    Thanks

    • Virgle Kent January 28, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      I think that after about 10lbs to 15lbs of gaining with no cardio as I did you slowly start adding cardio to keep your body’s ability to still burn fat. I’m talking slow or very little cardio, Walking after a workout twice a week, Jump roping at the end of legs day. Take a week where you eat less food and do more reps. The point is to maintain but get your body ready to cut when you want.

  7. Tom January 29, 2013 at 1:46 am

    An inspiration

  8. bojangles January 29, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Great work VK, you are huge lad

  9. cakes January 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Daaaammmn!!… that is all.

    • Virgle Kent January 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Hey now, I’m not a piece of meat young lady. But with that said….. your turn

  10. JD January 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow, great job.

    How much was fat gain vs. muscle gain in your opinion? Were your after pics or before pics, in a pumped or relaxed state?

    Just curious, when I’ve tried to bulk and cut, a lot of times after the whole cycle is over I end up in the same place. And since for me bulking is much easier, just stronger and fatter to be honest.

    Anyways, great job.

  11. Greg February 3, 2013 at 12:35 am

    VK: Incredible. You went from decent shape to Tookie (or Monster) in 3 months. My roommate who benches 345 and deadlifts 460 didn’t believe it. Cheers

  12. Hanson February 4, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Excellent progress. What were your macros?

  13. Chuck February 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    How tall are you bro? Mirin’ gains

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