Hey I'm kinda new to the boards, so to start out:
I've read most of the sticky's on the all the threads and Madcow's training page, but I still wasnt completely positive about this...
I'm male, 19, 6'0", 181lbs, lifting for about a year now. I started bulking about a week ago, with the calculator I found I need ~3500cals/day for my bulk. I'm following the tables in Bill Starr 5x5 Linear Progression, so I lift M/W/F and do cardio T/R/S for about 40-60 mins.
But my question was, am I supposed to take in 3500cals everyday, even if I only lift every other and not on weekends?
I understand taking days off is to give times for my muscles to grow but, I find it very difficult to take all the necessary cals on cardio days, especially sunday when i do neither. I just wanted to make sure that I'm not going to end up with 2lbs of fat for every 2lbs of muscle if I keep going like this (I eat clean most of the time too).