| EP 394 – Common Leaning Mistakes When Prepping to Bulk

Author / John

32 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

I’m 5’11″ and 216# right now, down from a high of 230# after I did your bulking protocol that ended in April. Holy shit, that bulk worked. I want to bulk again but I am taking your advice from your recent podcast that said get down to 10-12% before bulking again.  I didn’t like the way I felt or looked at 230.  I’m at 14.6% I did a dexa scan a week ago, so I should need to drop 10# even to get down to 10% and start the bulk back again.  I have 3 scans left in the 4 pack I bought.I would like to hit it hard for 6 weeks.

I would like to stay on Jacked Street for Trinity and beyond.
I would like to continue doing my IF, which sees me eat at Noon, train at 1:30, eat again at 3:30pm, and eat a big dinner.

I suffer from late night sugar/binge cravings.

I don’t drink caffeine (weaned myself off a year ago).Is there anything you would tweak in the leaning protocol to accomplish the above?  Thanks for any advice…Regards;

Sugar? Just Met Her!

Intermittent Fasting is just a fancy name for caloric restriction. This Power Athlete Radio episode helps guide a listener who is lost in transition between leaning and bulking. Restricting his caloric intake in the morning and training fasted in the afternoon is leading to late night cravings and limited gains, despite all their hard work in the gym!

John Welbourn and The Crew serve up valuable leaning & bulking info including:

  1. How to load macros throughout the day ⚖️
  2. How to manage self control 🛂
  3. How to tally up daily caloric intake 🧮

Whether your goal is to lean, bulk, or stay right where you are, there will be a takeaway from this info-taining 30 minute listen.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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