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FortunesFool
04-07-2004, 01:00 PM
Stats: 6'3", 250lbs, BF%: 20-30 (Estimated - obviously), age: 17, Gender: Male, Training: Cutting to 10% bodyfat (yes, I know, that'll take a while), then bulk.

Hey everyone, I have a couple of questions dealing with calories. I wrote one big thread about this and about 5 other things, but I think I will break it down.. much easier this way.

1) Im guessing my calorie intake should be at around 2500? Mine right now is about 2000.. however my only concern is, if I increase it, I will have to work it off even more. Should I keep it at 2000, or should I increase?

2) How will that affect my cutting? I know it sounds like a simple question, but it was brought up in the previous thread, should I increase it only to go to the gym more often to work it off? I dont want to decrease my metabolism though.

3) Keeping my calories at 2000, will that affect my muscle in any kind of way? for me anyway, at about 245-250. I go to the gym and go on treadmills and stationary stuff for about 1 1/2 hours, then I spend about 30-40 minutes weight-lifting..

Dedicated
04-07-2004, 01:08 PM
I would say try 2400 - 2600.

And if that doesn't work, try 2200-2400.

Your main focus should be
1. Diet
2. Weight training
3. Cardio

In that order. Rely on the diet for weight loss, the weight training and cardio should just be supplemental.

For comparison, I'm 178 at maybe 15-18% and cutting on 2000-2200, weight lifting 4 times a week, and doing no cardio.

FortunesFool
04-07-2004, 01:11 PM
nice :)..


Im worried about one thing though.. If I cut down until I reach 10%.. how will that affect my excess skin, im guessing it would get all saggy.. Any idea how to minimize that?

Dedicated
04-07-2004, 01:24 PM
According to other posts I've read in the past on the same topic, the skin will naturally tighten itself up over time, so I wouldn't worry about it.

raniali
04-07-2004, 01:30 PM
nice :)..


Im worried about one thing though.. If I cut down until I reach 10%.. how will that affect my excess skin, im guessing it would get all saggy.. Any idea how to minimize that?

cross that bridge when you get to it.
but ensuring you get adequate vit c and e will help your skin retain some elasticity.

keep your cals up. doing more work will only serve to decrease your cals again. for reference, i am 5'6" ~170 and will cut at 2000-2200.