View Full Version : How many calories to gain mass

08-17-2002, 05:10 AM
Im currently bulking, but im not sure if im eating enough or not. ive read numerous articles and posts on this topic (sorry to add another one to the list) but im still not clear about this.

ive read somewhere that you should eat about 250 calories above maintenace, others say 500 calories, and others say eat about 3500-4000 calories a day.

Im not 100% sure what my maintenance requirement of calories is, but it should roughly be around 2000-2200. I think i have a slow metabolism, so I try not to eat too much as it'll probably result in fat gain.

How many calories should i aim for?

Im 5ft 6, 136 pounds, at about 11-12% bf (can see my abs a bit when i flex, not when im relaxed)


08-17-2002, 05:14 AM
sh!t sorry i just saw that TryingToBeBig opened a similar thread about the calories issue.

sorry bout that