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bL33d
08-02-2012, 02:13 PM
ok i use to weigh close to 300pds im 6ft tall lost the weight about 5-6 years ago, well now im trying to build muscle to get strong and fill out some of my loose skin.

Im very cautious about what i eat but at the same time i don't want to waste my time by not eating in a way that help me get stronger. Which i am getting stronger (not sure about bigger) and here is what my intake is like.

i eat about 1800 calories a day mainly lean protein and whole wheat foods plus about 600 calories a day of six star muscle builder shake. i add an extra creatine pill and instant coffee in my pre workout shake.

so 2400 calories a day. does this look decent for building muscle i also have a cheat day on sat where i eat prob close to 3000 cal and its my rest day aswell.

Behemoth
08-02-2012, 04:18 PM
How long have you been CONSISTENTLY eating/tracking this amount of calories and what changes (if any) has it made as far as the scale goes...?

bL33d
08-02-2012, 04:35 PM
well i fell off my diet with counting calories still ate healthy for the most part just ate to much and didn't lift or exercise for about 3 years gained 40pds back. About 4 months ago i started counting calories again and doing cardio lost 40pds and now im really really into lifting. I lift about 3-4 days a week and do cardio maybe once a week.

This particular diet of 2400 calories i have been doing for about 3 weeks and Ive gained 5pds and im guessing its muscle sense im stronger and can see veins starting to show on my biceps. and my shorts are as loose if not looser.

Jonathan E
08-02-2012, 06:00 PM
This particular diet of 2400 calories i have been doing for about 3 weeks and Ive gained 5pds and im guessing its muscle sense im stronger and can see veins starting to show on my biceps. and my shorts are as loose if not looser.

Based on solely that your diet seems to be on track for building some muscle. I wouldn't aim for anything higher than 2 lbs a week if your worried about bouncing back. Make sure your macros are appropriate and your workout plan is correct.

bL33d
08-02-2012, 06:10 PM
Ok thanks for the tips. i wish my gym had a bf percentage scale.

Bako Lifter
08-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Those scales aren't at all accurate anyway, you're better off judging by what you see the mirror.

steward147
08-03-2012, 04:29 AM
I wouldn't aim for anything higher than 2 lbs a week if your worried about bouncing back. Make sure your macros are appropriate and your workout plan is correct.

Sirtificate
08-03-2012, 11:54 PM
I wouldn't aim for anything higher than 2 lbs a week if your worried about bouncing back. Make sure your macros are appropriate and your workout plan is correct.

You should really use the quote function. But i do agree with the person who said that

DoUgL@S
08-08-2012, 04:32 PM
well i fell off my diet with counting calories still ate healthy for the most part just ate to much and didn't lift or exercise for about 3 years gained 40pds back. About 4 months ago i started counting calories again and doing cardio lost 40pds and now im really really into lifting. I lift about 3-4 days a week and do cardio maybe once a week.

This particular diet of 2400 calories i have been doing for about 3 weeks and Ive gained 5pds and im guessing its muscle sense im stronger and can see veins starting to show on my biceps. and my shorts are as loose if not looser.

You weigh 205, eat 2400 calories and are gaining 1.6 lbs a week. sounds like a reasonable weight gain to me. Some fat gain is inevitable, but based on your statements you are keeping it in check. Your maintenance of roughly ~1600 calories per day seems a bit low to me, but based on your statements that is were you are at.

Based on this if you increase your intake to 3000 calories/day which would be almost double your current maintenance you would be gaining close to 3 lbs/week. I would keep things the same until you see a slow down in your weight gain.

tharindhu015
08-14-2012, 09:33 PM
my weight is about 75kg and my height is 5 7'. is my weight too much? i gained 5 kgs last 2 months.


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DoUgL@S
08-27-2012, 10:50 AM
my weight is about 75kg and my height is 5 7'. is my weight too much? i gained 5 kgs last 2 months.

I would worry about the weight as much as the body composition. If you have a bf% that is higher than you would like or may lead to health problems, then yes. If you have a relatively low body fat percentage and you want to keep gaining then no.

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08-27-2012, 01:54 PM
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