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heathmichael86
09-18-2013, 07:56 AM
I'm trying to understand the science of nutrition.

180 lbs, with 25% body fat

Goal:
195 lbs, with 15% body fat

This is an increase of 29 lbs of lean mass, and a decrease of 14 lbs of fat.

What should my caloric intake be?

I've seen caloric calculators, but it wasn't exactly clear to input current weight vs target weight, or if the output was to maintain or to grow.
>> Also, how do I account for strength training 5 days a week?

Do you guys have a recommended timeline? What can I expect in 12 weeks?

Please give me some numbers, thanks!!

chamelious
09-18-2013, 07:58 AM
I'm trying to understand the science of nutrition.

180 lbs, with 25% body fat

Goal:
195 lbs, with 15% body fat

This is an increase of 29 lbs of lean mass, and a decrease of 14 lbs of fat.

What should my caloric intake be?

I've seen caloric calculators, but it wasn't exactly clear to input current weight vs target weight, or if the output was to maintain or to grow.
>> Also, how do I account for strength training 5 days a week?

Do you guys have a recommended timeline? What can I expect in 12 weeks?

Please give me some numbers, thanks!!

You should read the stickys for the numbers you want :)

In 12 weeks, if you're cutting, maybe a loss of 12lbs ish?

By the way at 6 1 and 180lbs i can't understand how you can be 25% BF.