Perhaps this is a better location for this thread (if so, mods feel free to delete my other one in the main bodybuilding section).
I need to gain some weight, doggone it. Lost 6 lbs while I was in south america last month and have just moved to a new area so stress and scheduling has kept me from eating and working out right. I'm 5'11", 162 lbs, and an ectomorph, so it sucks pretty bad when trying to bulk.
Question: If I do a dirty bulk, while it help me to gain muscle mass any faster than a clean bulk? I'm ok if I gain a little fat along the way, as I find I can 'burn' it very easily.
Eating 3000-3500 cals a day, based mostly off of grains, oats, rice, chicken/turkey, some beef, salmon, etc (I find this rather difficult).
Eating up to 4500 cals a day, with the same food only supplemented by less healthy food (more saturated fats, more sodium, but more calories). For instance, I've found that frozen pizzas can give me an easy 1200 cals per meal, and they're cheap.
fyi, I'm doing a 3-day full body workout based on compound exercises. I'll likely continue that for another month (I've done it for a month already before I went on vacation, so there's a 3 week break in there).