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SwoleCoon27
05-25-2003, 09:48 PM
I'm 5'11 180 and I lift 4 times a week. I am pretty strong for my weight(325 bench, 405 squat, 245 Clean). By the beginning of August I want to be around 190-195 pounds and also hopefully make some good gains by then. Keeping in mind that I also do heavy sprinting four times a week also. How many calories would you say that I should consume in one day to reach my goal? I'm thinking 3000, more or less?

GhettoSmurf
05-25-2003, 10:20 PM
This was posted by bradley in a recent thread:

To find out how many cals you should be eating each day I would slowly increase cals in small increments until you are gaining the desired amount of weight each week (approximately 1lb per week is a good number IMO). You can use www.fitday.com to help you track calories if you like. Here is an example of what I mean. Say you are eating 2000 cals and maintaining your weight then you would need to increase cals by a small amount (about 200-300). That would put you at 2300 cals for the week. Keep cals at this level for the week and then weigh yourself at the end of the week and see how much weight you have gained (if any). Repeat this process until you are gaining about .5-1 lb per week. I woud weigh myself at the same time each week to try and ensure the most accurate measurement.

SwoleCoon27
05-25-2003, 10:31 PM
Thanks

intensity
05-26-2003, 03:26 PM
Agree with what was said. Even though this doesn't mean much, Just thought I'd add that I eat around 3600-3700 cals a day to maintain 190lbs at 5'11.

GhettoSmurf
05-26-2003, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by intensity
Agree with what was said. Even though this doesn't mean much, Just thought I'd add that I eat around 3600-3700 cals a day to maintain 190lbs at 5'11.

but then it all comes down to the fact that everyone is different. :(

stupid metabolisms ;)

intensity
05-26-2003, 03:38 PM
Yup, I'm an ecto, by the way.