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donescobar2000
09-14-2003, 02:14 PM
Alright Fellaz. I need some help. Starting tommrrow I am hitting the gym again. I have been sitting out due to a surgery. I am going to cut for a month then I want to bulk. I never have bulked before so i definitley need some help on what my calorie needs should be. Anyways Help a bro out. MY stats are 10 - 12% BF 172lbs 5'4. Also what should maintenence look like as well.

hemants
09-15-2003, 06:04 AM
Only you can determine what maintenance is.

During your 1 month cut, figure out what calorie count gives you 1 lb (or 1/2) of muscle loss per week.

Your maintenance should be 500 (250) calories per day above this.

Your bulking should be 250-500 above your maintenance; any more than that and you'll likely store the extra as fat.