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Mack77
12-16-2009, 01:10 PM
The short...

Lean protein, complex carbs, eating every 2-3 hours, and drinking 2-3 Liters of water a day.

I'm 6'4, 210 lbs, 25 years old.

Carbs: 600
Protein: 415
Calories: 5100

In your opinion, is this too MUCH?

tdom123
12-16-2009, 01:22 PM
what is your maintenance caloric intake? and how long have you been doing a bulk for?
that seems like alot of energy but if you actually figured it out already then more power to you! but please tell you maintenece caloric needs...

Mack77
12-16-2009, 01:29 PM
This will be my first bulk this year. Was in a good routine for about 2 years, then unfortunately took it easy for the past 8 months. Slacked a bit! This is why i'm really looking to research proper nutrition and do it right...

My RMR is approx 2040 calories per day.

tdom123
12-16-2009, 01:33 PM
well then 5100 cals is prob too much try 3000 or about 2800, especially if ur maintenace is only 2000

good luck :)

Mack77
12-16-2009, 01:39 PM
Thanks!

Would you happen to know a good website to really understand how RMR relates to exercise, and WHY we shoot for a specific caloric intake?

staged
12-16-2009, 01:51 PM
Typically at your height and weight 2800 cals will more than likly end up as a cut. I would not go that low. All those RMR online calculators and such are bogus and can only get you into a vauge ballpark generally. Through trial and error and keeping track of what you eat and your weight is the only way you can figure out what your maintenance caloric value would be. If I were you (I am pretty close to your weight/height and I bulk off of around 4000-4500 cals) I would start off at 3500 calories per day and go with that for two weeks. Log down your calories and weight to see how it is fluctuating after the two weeks are up you will have a general idea on weather you have to cut your cals back a bit or up them. My bet would be around 3800 is going to be your sweet spot but you will see for yourself. IMO 5100 cals is a big big jump and I think that is too many cal's for you unless you are a extreme ectomorph.

Good luck.

tdom123
12-16-2009, 04:27 PM
^^^good point, trial and error is the best way to figure it out, i myself take it 4000 cals on my bulk

start at 2800 cals and just work your way up if you dont see a difference, if you dont see a change at 2800 cals go to about 3000-3100 cals

Mack77
12-17-2009, 08:02 AM
Do you guys use those caloric intake tracking websites like mypyramid.gov?

If so, which ones do you like?

tdom123
12-17-2009, 09:20 AM
no i track my calories and fats through Microsoft Word haha, have been doing it for about 1 year give or take a few months