As ya'll know football season is here. And the coaches have us working our asses off. I was just wondering how many calories should I be eating to get some good muscle out of this.
I weigh about 185. I'm about 5'8. Heres my typical schedule
Weights 7:25-8:15ish than run from 8:20 to 8:30/ School from 9-3:20/ Practice from 3:35 to 6:45ish
Tuesdays/Thursday/: Just school and practice and conditioning in the afternoon.
I just want to get some muslce. And I feel like I'm not eating enough, because sometimes on tuesdays and thursdays, I'll get really lightheaded and dizzy after conditioning. But sometimes thats probally because its hot out. I live in Texas. Lol.
09-05-2009, 10:54 AM #1
How many Calories should I be eating to gain some muscle?
09-05-2009, 03:06 PM #2
Calories don't build muscle. Protein does. Consume your bodyweight in grams of protein a day, ex. your bodyweight in your stats says you weight 199lbs therefore try to take about 200 grams of protein a day. But you shouldn't try to gain muscle during the season, save that for the offseason. If you lift durring the season just do so to maintain strength. As for calories, you want to increase them because of your excess of activities being performed, which means your body will need more than the normal amount of calories to function properly. Try to eat 3,500 calories, spread out over the day. Such as three main meals and two snacks durring the day.
09-05-2009, 06:20 PM #3
09-06-2009, 01:26 PM #4
09-06-2009, 02:30 PM #5
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To build muscle you need to consume more calories than you burn. Clean calories and around 1-1.5 grams of protein/lb of bodyweight. The rest of your calories should be good sources of carbs and fats.
I would venture a guess that you probably burn around 3500-4000+ cal/day. So try to eat more than that. Supplement a weight gainer shake 2x/day for more easy calories.
Back to my first point: The reason you need to consume more calories to build muscle is simply because that calories surplus fuels the muscle repair process. Granted you do need enough protein present in your diet but protein alone won't accelerate the process. Plus too much protein can be harmful.http://www.MMAFitnessandTraining.com
09-06-2009, 06:16 PM #6
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