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bgb1990
04-17-2011, 12:31 PM
i just finished up a cut from 195lbs to 165 as of today. calorie maintenance is 2250 for me so bulking at 2750 would be the most efficient number correct?

my plan is to go up 200 cal a week from 1800cal to 2750 and then stay at that calorie intake for the next 12 or so weeks after that. seem like a reasonable diet?

Behemoth
04-17-2011, 02:25 PM
It's reasonable. If you can do it you may benefit better by holding your increments longer. IE bump calories 300 over maintenance so they're at 2550 and eat that for 3 or 4 weeks. You'll be able to better monitor what your body is adding rather than changing calories on a weekly basis.

bgb1990
04-17-2011, 05:43 PM
ok great thanks for the help. are you saying i should do that for each jump? like to to 2000 and hold that for a few weeks then jump to 2300 and hold that for a few weeks then go to 2550 and hold that? or do the 2000, 2200, 2400, 2550 and hold there only

f=ma
04-17-2011, 07:48 PM
increment and evaluate its effect over time. if you are gaining at a reasonable rate, keep your cals static. if you are not gaining after a period of a few weeks, add 300 cals. repeat as needed

bgb1990
04-17-2011, 07:52 PM
ok thanks for the help.