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BlingMeter
10-07-2004, 01:54 PM
iv been wondering this. could someone benching 500lbs be taking 3,000cals a day and still be making gains? or is it the more u lift the more u have to eat.

i know upping your protein is a must, not sure about the cals. thanks

carlossalsa8
10-07-2004, 02:33 PM
The more you EAT and lift, the bigger you will get. You will have more energy to lift when eating more too. You up the cals if you wanna get bigger ( bulking ). A person benching 500 lbs can either see a gain or no gain by eating 3000 cals a day. It all depends on his metabolism. I don't think upping the protein intake is a must. A person needs a "x" number of protein ( I eat .8 times my bodyweight ) A "x" number of carbs ( mine is 400g + of carbs) and a "x" ( mine is 50-60 g of fat ). I play soccer, so I need less protein intake.

Saint Patrick
10-07-2004, 08:45 PM
Your caloric intake needs increase as you add more body mass (fat or muscle)

BlingMeter
10-07-2004, 08:59 PM
so what a good guide to go buy. if ur repping 315lbs how many cals should u eat to keep gaining at a good rate.. same as with 405repping 225 285 etc.

Saint Patrick
10-07-2004, 09:26 PM
Bro it's not your lifts that dictate your calorie needs, it's your body weight.

Not gaining weight on a bulk? Add more calories.

Alke
10-07-2004, 09:28 PM
:withstupi

Adam
10-07-2004, 09:39 PM
so what a good guide to go buy. if ur repping 315lbs how many cals should u eat to keep gaining at a good rate.. same as with 405repping 225 285 etc.

I know a guy that can bench 420lbs, i eat more then him.
I bench ~270lbs and my friend eats more then me.
Freind benches 230lbs.
My freind is the lightest too, his metabolism is quick.

If your not pleased with your weight gain, eat more.

BlingMeter
10-08-2004, 05:52 AM
this has nothin to do with me. i am gaining weight just fine. this was a question that was just pondering me.

so then the only time u may need to increase cals if when u start losing progress and spinnin your wheels? i though there was like a rule or something. im prob confused you all more than anything. so thanks anyway. i just hate to spin my wheels if i ever get to that.

ryuage
10-08-2004, 06:54 AM
and its your level of activeness and metabolism that regulates how much you need to eat not your bodyweight :) muahaha.

AllUp
10-08-2004, 10:05 AM
and its your level of activeness and metabolism that regulates how much you need to eat not your bodyweight :) muahaha.
:thumbup:

Eventually one will have to raise the calories as their gains become slow(er) mostly due to the passive extra calorie expenditure of the added mass as well as more muscle likely being utilized with activity. Also, along with your PR's & gains, more muscle recruitment will likely take place (more muscle utilized/session) so repairs may take longer(which all falls underthe above bolded text, as the only mass one will gain on the couch is fat). :)

BlingMeter
10-08-2004, 06:31 PM
ok assuming on the average person. a person repping 405lbs in the bench would need more calories to eat vs a guy repping 315 correct? so down the road i cant keep eating 3,000cals and kepe gaining. eventually im gonna have to eat 3500 4000etc to keep up with what my muscles want right.

dont bring up metabolism, this is based on the average person. no smart comments, just i want a general answer. which would probably be YES

Vido
10-08-2004, 06:41 PM
ok assuming on the average person. a person repping 405lbs in the bench would need more calories to eat vs a guy repping 315 correct? so down the road i cant keep eating 3,000cals and kepe gaining. eventually im gonna have to eat 3500 4000etc to keep up with what my muscles want right.

dont bring up metabolism, this is based on the average person. no smart comments, just i want a general answer. which would probably be YES

No, there is no "general" answer. Strength has nothing to do with how much you need to eat.

Adam
10-08-2004, 06:54 PM
ok assuming on the average person. a person repping 405lbs in the bench would need more calories to eat vs a guy repping 315 correct? so down the road i cant keep eating 3,000cals and kepe gaining. eventually im gonna have to eat 3500 4000etc to keep up with what my muscles want right.

dont bring up metabolism, this is based on the average person. no smart comments, just i want a general answer. which would probably be YES


Look at my post above.

BlingMeter
10-08-2004, 06:57 PM
ya i saw ur post

nevermind thanks anyway ppl