View Full Version : Confuse with calories when bulking

07-26-2002, 08:17 PM
Let's say before bulking I'm 145 lbs, and my goal is too reach 165lbs within 8-10 weeks. So when I started doing the bulk I make my calories intake 145lbs x 20, which makes it 2900 calories everyday.

Thus I proceed with this amount. However, after 6 weeks I became 157lbs. So should I continue with 2900 calories everyday, or must I start a new intake which is current BW x 20 (157 x 20)?

07-26-2002, 08:19 PM
you didn't necassarily need to start at 2900 calories, but it's good that you're gaining. As long as you gain 1-2 lbs each week stick with the calories. If you stop gaining, then up the calories.

07-27-2002, 01:25 AM
http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=2 read the article at the bottom of that page (link) and on the 2nd page of the article it explains the calculations....

07-27-2002, 02:04 AM
What your doing sounds fine, its about what works for you, those calculators are okay for a rough guide, but everyone is different and lifestlye's vary on a wide basis.

If you become stale when bulking up the calories but dont jump too high, aim to increase by say 200 a week until your gaining again.