4 Weeks Bulking Results & Pre-Beast
Just to refresh your memory, I started the bulking phase, eating >3000 cal/day, at the beginning of the month. Before, with 2500 cal/day, I felt that I was overtrained and hit a plateau with my workout. While on the bulking phase, I was doing a pure weight training program to prepare for Body Beast, and not P90X or Insanity.
You can read the benefits that I discovered from this diet here.
So 4 weeks are in and the results of Week 4 vs Week 1:
Weight: 161 vs 155 lbs (6 lbs gain!)
Chest: 42.75″ vs 41.5 “ (1.25″ gain!)
Waist: 31″ vs 31″
Thigh: 21 1/2″ vs 21 5/8″ (1/8″ gain!)
Bicep (flex) : 15″ vs 15″
Calves: 14″ vs 14″
I didnt measure my initial bf% but I know I’d need to measure my current one, which I will do this weekend, for Body Beast purposes. Overall, I am happy with my results; I wish my biceps had grown a bit, but over the past 4 weeks, my main focus was on the compound lifting routines like bench presses and barbell back squats. This explains the growth in my chest/back circumference and in my thighs.
I’m definitely looking forward to the next 90 days with Body Beast!
Here are my Week 4 results. This will be my pre-Body Beast accountability photo.