How to lean bulk: calories, macros, meal timing & more [Podcast]

In this interview, Dr. Swole asks me about the ins and outs of how to bulk. I think this is a super practical podcast for everyone interested in putting on more muscle without getting fat in the process.



  • 1:02 Magnitude of surplus; rate of gain
  • 10:41 Macros
  • 18:50 Meal timing; macro and calorie distribution
  • 27:15 Calorie/carb cycling between days
  • 32:53 Length of bulk. Bulking momentum & staleness
  • 37:42 P-ratio, optimal body fat percentage range
  • 44:30 Tracking body composition
  • 52:23 Would Menno take PEDs?


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Spotify version

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About the author

Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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