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donescobar2000
09-13-2004, 07:04 AM
:help: Im going on my first bulk. My question is how much should I eat if I weigh 197 @ 5'4. 3000 Cals sound right?

ryuage
09-13-2004, 07:07 AM
you could start there...if you aren't gaining add some more, if you are gaining too much cut some back.

Ğragons
09-13-2004, 08:22 AM
bodyweight x 20 isnt it for bulking?

donescobar2000
09-13-2004, 12:31 PM
I would think is too high. Where did you get that number from? Of course everyone is different though.

EviscerationX
09-13-2004, 12:53 PM
5'4" at 197 pounds?!? You must be HUGE!! :scratch:

donescobar2000
09-13-2004, 02:58 PM
Yea man I am pretty big for my size. I was cutting but I messed up somewhere(stalled). I need to to maintain or bulk for a while.

sublime99
09-13-2004, 04:13 PM
Listen you need to look up on google "basal metabolic rate calculator" enter your stats and go from there. What is your body fat %? that would also help, if you are solid muscle with like 15 below bf% then you need more cals tomaintain but if you are 15% + then less. If you are bulking i would still find out your BMR and go from there adding cals every week untill you are gaining a 1lbs to 3 lbs a week.

HahnB
09-13-2004, 04:23 PM
197 @ 5'4, what is your body fat looking like? That's a lot of weight for someone your height. I'm not sure how much more weight your frame can carry, so unless your bf is super low I would do a cut.

donescobar2000
09-13-2004, 04:24 PM
Most of those BMR calcs are inacurate. Id say im about 15% if not less. But Im just gonna star with the 3000 and go from there.

donescobar2000
09-13-2004, 04:31 PM
197 @ 5'4, what is your body fat looking like? That's a lot of weight for someone your height. I'm not sure how much more weight your frame can carry, so unless your bf is super low I would do a cut.


The prob is I may have stalled in weight loss. I need to maitain for a bit and then cut. I may run with the bulk for a month. Then Ill cut again. I could be eating not enough.