View Full Version : caloric needs!?

12-24-2009, 09:35 AM
hi guys this may be a simple q..

but would calculators be more accurate with bodyweight or Lean bodyweight

to be more specific, i am currently 200 pounds first thing

im about 15% bfat so im guessing my lbw is 170

if my maintainace is say bwx15 then should it be lbw 170x15 or bw 200x15

2550 vs 3000? lbm would make more sense correct?

and bulk/cut accordingly with the correct multipliers..

any input would be appreciated thx guys

12-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Maintenance is very hard to accuratly calculate with a formula. Every persons body is different and everybodys activity levels are different. If you are lifting heavy regularly and have a fairly active lifestyle upper 2000's is prob pretty close. The right way to figure it out is to track all your calories and your weight for a few weeks and make a determination based on that!

www.fitday.com is a quality online calorie tracker.