View Full Version : Caloric intake question
02-21-2010, 07:49 PM
I have read many times that if you take 3500 calories over maintenance you will gain a pound. So if you eat 500 cal over maintenance each day for a week you will gain a pound.
How long will you continue to gain a pound a week with that same 500-over-maintenance diet before that amount of calories becomes maintenance?
02-21-2010, 07:56 PM
There is no specific answer to this,it just isn't that simple. There a bunch of factors including,training intensity,experience,genetics and body composition. You just have to track calories and LBM/weight gains and adjust accordingly. Good luck.
02-21-2010, 09:35 PM
You just have to track calories and LBM/weight gains and adjust accordingly.
Truth. It's impossible to give a specific timeframe.
02-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Oh ok I thought that would probably be the case, guess I'll just up my cals again once it starts getting too hard to add weight
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