Bulking season has commenced! I feel the word "bulking and the phrase "off season" come with a lot of misconceptions. It is true that in order to bulk you must obtain a caloric surplus. However, it does not mean you can eat like shit, besides planned cheats, as often as you want! During my bulk the goal is to put on as much size as possible while keeping fat gain at a minimum (key word is minimum, not all weight gain will be muscle). It is important when bulking to realize that fat is fat and muscle is muscle. They are two different cells and fat will not be converted into muscle or vice versa. How will I obtain as much lean mass as possible? First, I will slowly increase calories. Food choices won't necessarily differ; however, portions will increase. For example instead of a meal being one cup white rice and 5 ounces of chicken I may consume 2 cups of rice and 8 ounces of chicken. As far as training goes... My exercise selection will not differ at all. I always stick to compound moves and throw in up to a handful of assistance lifts. My sets and reps will remain fairly consistent but total work load will increase as I get stronger. As for cardio, I will pretty much cut all cardio in attempt to conserve caloric expenditure. Instead I will use supersets, giant sets, drop sets and other variations of training to keep intensity high. By doing so I will allow myself to grow without letting bodyfat get out of control. In the video is a giant set of triceps I used to finish out my arm workout today. Changing hand positions allows for greater mechanical advantage as the set progresses, by doing this I allow myself to keep my triceps under tension longer than I would with a conventional set!