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    Nutrition and strength gains.

    To what extent does eating 2700 calories a day over eating any random amount between 1000 and 3000 affect strength?

    For example: I started lifting weights around a year ago now, I generally tend to eat less then usual on training days (some milk and a sandwich or two), and pig out on rest days (four, three-course meals).
    I've been eating random amounts of food every day since forever, never bothered to get weights and calculate each individual meal's calorie total.
    From what I've read, my lack of impressive size gains can be partly attributed to this fact.

    However: I've gone from lifting 10kg - 24kg dumbells in this time, and it doesn't seem like my strength gains are slowing down.

    Anyone with some solid knowledge or links to clinical trials, your input is much appreciated. :3
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    What exactly are you asking? Eating a random number of calories in excess of your daily caloric needs or just eating random numbers of calories?

    Either way, your body will only gain so much muscle in a certain time frame, eating more won't force your body to gain even more muscle or else everyone would be double or tripping their calories.

    Best thing you can do is starting counting your calories, at first it might seem a bit of a pain but it becomes pretty easy once you start to learn what you eat and the macros of it.
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    Originally Posted by LlamaWithARifle View Post
    What exactly are you asking? Eating a random number of calories in excess of your daily caloric needs or just eating random numbers of calories?

    Either way, your body will only gain so much muscle in a certain time frame, eating more won't force your body to gain even more muscle or else everyone would be double or tripping their calories.

    Best thing you can do is starting counting your calories, at first it might seem a bit of a pain but it becomes pretty easy once you start to learn what you eat and the macros of it.
    You are probably right about counting them, and I will someday soon. Though, I'm just asking how and if eating a measured amount of calories over a random amount, will affect raw strength.
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    Originally Posted by nimbus456 View Post
    You are probably right about counting them, and I will someday soon. Though, I'm just asking how and if eating a measured amount of calories over a random amount, will affect raw strength.
    Depends, if you're eating 100-200 calories over your maintenance than strength gains will be a little slower than if you ate 500ish, the difference won't be massive but there would be one. The difference between 500 calories over and 1000 calories over is probably tiny if there is one, besides you'll gain much more fat this way.

    Try to stick to 500 calories over a day, if you go a little under or a little over it isn't the end of the world.
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