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Puttn
08-22-2002, 08:19 AM
http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html

can some of you check this site out and tell me how accurate it is..

or is this http://www.anabolicreview.com/fitcalc.htm calorie calculator more accurate... again compare to how many cals your eating thanks guys

DcK
08-22-2002, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Puttn
http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html

can some of you check this site out and tell me how accurate it is..

or is this http://www.anabolicreview.com/fitcalc.htm calorie calculator more accurate... again compare to how many cals your eating thanks guys

Okay, the 1st calculator looks to be calculating at 10K Cal per 1 lb. of bodyweight. Then, it just adds in some calories for different activities, which is pretty useless IMO. 10Kcal/1lb. is what I recommend for a BB who's trying to CUT. I rec. 15Kcal/1lb. for maintenance, and 20kcal/1 lb. for Bulking. Those are rough guidelines, depending on the person and whether they're ECTO, ENDO, Or MESO's..

The second calculator is actually pretty close to the first, they're just guidelines, don't put to much value in them. Go by the guidelines I gave you above and tweak them depending on your body type, activity level, and your goals.

zwarrior99
08-22-2002, 01:24 PM
I say what you eat is a good estimate.

Puttn
08-22-2002, 02:24 PM
thanks DcK ive been using 20x bodyweight but came across those 2 sites and just wondered.. true zwarior unless what your eating isnt enough or its too much and you dont know.. im just trying to get my diet in check

nightop
08-22-2002, 05:07 PM
http://www.wannabebig.com/archive.php?catid=2 go there.. then goto the bottom article titled "dieting basics" on the second page of that article there is a very good method for these calculations... best IMO.. but as they said, u just gotta know ur body to some extent.

TreeTrunks
08-22-2002, 06:22 PM
yeah it says I need 3812 calories a day. I weigh 200lbs and i am 20. I'd say its a crap calculator.

Wizard
08-22-2002, 07:17 PM
Of course it's crap.. A 2 years old baby wouldn't ever need 3000 calories... :D

LAM
08-22-2002, 11:53 PM
try this one...

http://www.protraineronline.com/past/july2/nutrient.cfm

Puttn
08-23-2002, 07:14 AM
of course a 2 year old baby wouldnt need 3000 calories... they hardly eat anything anyway :-)

Wizard
08-23-2002, 08:04 AM
yea indeed, but that's the amount of calories the calculator recommends for a 2 year old baby.. it's very accurate.

Puttn
08-23-2002, 10:50 AM
ha.. good point i didnt think of testing that