Why Women Should Never Bulk“I’m female, my fat loss has stalled, I want to focus on muscle gain. How big should my surplus be for a bulking phase?”

I’ve received this questions in dozens of different forms over the last year. More so than ever before so I wanted to record a full podcast to ‘call out’ this erroneous trend. There’s a little hardcore physiology in here for the geeks too.



01:43 – Why women should never bulk

04:49 – There’s only one group of people who should consider bulking
08:10 – The different principles that govern fat loss vs muscle gain

15:13 – If you do bulk, this is what you should consider first

23:45 – My advice to women thinking about bulking

26:23 – Why bulking is not a one size fits all strategy



Macronutrient disposal during controlled overfeeding with glucose, fructose, sucrose, or fat in lean and obese women

Role of Nonexercise Activity Thermogenesis in Resistance to Fat Gain in Humans

Massive overfeeding and energy balance in men: the Guru Walla model

Is an Energy Surplus Required to Maximize Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy Associated With Resistance Training


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