The Nitty Gritty:
- Cassandra’s Hilarious Story
- What is Bulking Season
- The Wristband
A Must Have for Bulking Season!
First, A little story to reiterate the “must have” I will tell you about……
Cassandra to me: “I have a funny story for you. Last week I was at my companies 2015 planning meeting …
Atmosphere: we’ve all been drinking awhile.
Male Co-worker approaches me at the bar where I’m sitting with a few girlfriends.
Co-worker: “You’re obviously not drinking right?”
Cassandra: (insert extremely sarcastic tone) Obviously … not drinking. (don’t mind glass of red wine sitting on the bar)
Cassandra: For what? (in my head I know exactly where this is going now, so I’m starting to laugh out loud for whats to come …).
Co-worker: You’re Pregnant.
Cassandra: (Gut Busting Laughter), ummm, no, not pregnant.
(Co-workers around me: mouth open, shocked … couldn’t believe that he asked me.)
Co-worker: Are you sure?
Cassandra: OH, yeah, super sure.
For those of you in the bodybuilding world, we are all too familiar with that part of the year when we “bulk.” You know – that seasonal swell, the bulk phase / off season/ build phase… where things start fitting just a little too tight… or a lot too tight. You may have even forgotten what its like to be hungry!
For those of you that don’t know, the bulking season is the time of year after bodybuilding competitors are finished with their contests, they will slowly (or not so slowly 🙁 ) increase calories to maintenance or surplus levels to give their bodies all they need to really build muscle for the next year. Now, don’t get too crazy! Gaining more than 15-20% body fat will leave you with a whole lot to lose next in-season!
At any rate, it can be disheartening to go from 5% body fat to 15% – 20% or more but, we all know what our goal is here. On the flip side, what are other non-bodybuilding people assuming is going on…. and for their own sake and embarrassment you need one of these bad boys:
A handy little Bulking Season Wristbands
Now you see, if Cassandra was wearing a Bulking Season Wristband, her co-worker could have been saved the complete and utter embarrassment of that whole situation!