I'm 20 years old
Male and 5'5 with 14% body fat.
I calculated my bulk maximization out and turned out to be 2300 cals in a day.
Does this sound right?
Seems kinda low if you ask me..
Could someone double check for me and see if I've done the calculation right?
01-29-2013, 12:21 AM #1
2300 cals for bulking sound right?
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Hm, given your height and weight that could be about right. As you gain weight you'll definitely have to continue to adjust that number upwards, or else you're going to stall really quickly. However, if you do this correctly (i.e. it doesn't sound like you are just stuffing your face and calling it that "bulking") you could make some really nice lean gains. Track your progress so you know how to adjust as you go."No, you do not have thousands of years to live. Urgency is on you. While you live, while you can, become good."
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So do you gain weight easily or hard, depending on that adjust how mutch you eat, if you really easily gain weight then 2300 might just be enough for you to gain clean muscle mass.
Try what works for you, its your body, you will notice what works and what dossent
01-29-2013, 03:51 AM #15
Hahaha she just eats and goes out with friend maybe 3-4x a week? she just walks, but im sure she burns 200-300 calorie MAX from her daily activities, lol shes doing IF tho xD (unintentionally) she doesnt have breakfast (because of the ****ty meals last night), I wana change her eating habits, she fasts when she wakes up, maybe she would take a light yoghurt, then she would have lunch: 1200-1500 calorie fast-food **** from McDonalds, then after 3 hours she would have another 800-1000 calorie meal with family, then before bed with her friends she would snack on ****: ice cream, cookies, and she drinks everyday atleast 1.5 litre of coke, thats with the chips, nachos, chocolates, and all the other high calorie ****s, I guess she might be eating more than 3k lol..
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01-29-2013, 04:51 AM #17
that seems about right but is probably fairly dependant on activity level etc.
you could always just go with the standard
1-1.5g protein per lb lbm
0.5-1g fat per lb lbm
fill the rest up with carbs
either 100-500 above BMR maintenance, or go old school with
13cal per lb to cut
15cal per lb to maint
18cal per lb to bulk
stick with cal level for 3 weeks and watch scale, if gaining too much tone it back, if not gaining enough or losing boost it up, just make sure you give it at least 3 weeks to get a real feel for the trend once your water weight etc. is all normalized to the type of diet you are attempting
01-29-2013, 05:51 AM #18
Yeah I'll see how it goes... but 2300 calories seem very low for me at the moment I'm limiting what I eat, had 4 boiled eggs and oat meal for breakfast and now it's midday and I'm only having a half shake of mass gainer and I'm hungry but because my cals are low I have to limit myself and wait til late afternoon to eat my rice tuna mayonaise meal. . I'll see how it goes for now but I have a relatively fast metabolism.
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01-29-2013, 08:43 AM #20
That said, your calculation seems correct. Comprise a diet that meets your caloric/macro/micronutrient goal, stick with it for a 2-3 weeks, and then adjust as needed.
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