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Do Not Gain Unnecessary Fat

Utsav Agrawal
Utsav Agrawal
Now, this is becoming a trend, gaining phase is becoming I CAN EAT WHATEVER I WANT, but wait a sec. Does eating more calories equals more muscle gain, well science does not support that. The planned surplus is always better than eating whatever you want and just maintaining protein intake.

A study by far the et al.,2013 put athletes onto a weight training program in which one group had no dietary restriction, and the other group has planned surplus of tdee+500 kcal for 12 weeks
At the end of the study, both the groups gained the same amount of muscle mass, but the group which did not have any dietary restriction ate much more than TDEE+500 kcal. As a result, the group with an unplanned surplus gained 5 percent extra body fat than the other group in 12 weeks. 

it would be best if you still count the calories if planning to go for a "bulk." In some cases, the unnecessary fat gain can impact your performance in certain physical activities and also you will have to remain in a calorie deficit for more extended if you are planning a "cut " after a bulk season

*TDEE- total daily energy expenditure, is the amount of energy in calories you burn per day

REFERENCE -
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23679146