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Roddy
03-05-2006, 10:50 PM
Hey i'm at 184lbs, how many cals do i need to maintain this?

Sidior
03-05-2006, 10:55 PM
everyone is different, use fitday and figure it out yourself

Built
03-05-2006, 11:01 PM
Yep

Track your calories now, average a week, then add an extra 500 to this to gain.

Jordanbcool
03-06-2006, 06:42 AM
muscletech.com has some good calculators...go on their website and use those. Just dont buy anything they try to sell...

Overpriced junk...

Muscle tech is the abercrombie-finch of weight lifting....

-jordan

KingWilder
03-06-2006, 07:29 AM
Those calculators are pretty worthless because everyone's body is different.

Listen to Built and Sidior and use fitday to figure it out yourself.

ddegroff
03-06-2006, 08:52 AM
track on fitday for a couple of weeks, if you gained weight eat less, if you lost weight eat more. no calculations, pretty simple

gator
03-06-2006, 08:53 AM
Just to give you a ball park figure, I maintain on about 2800 cals at 185

superhombre2k
03-06-2006, 08:54 AM
I was eating between 2500 and 3000 calories and maintaining at your body weight and roughly the same height, I'm an inch shorter. I was *slowly* losing fat at both but making better strength gains at 3000.

Shao-LiN
03-06-2006, 05:30 PM
muscletech.com has some good calculators...go on their website and use those. Just dont buy anything they try to sell...

Overpriced junk...

Muscle tech is the abercrombie-finch of weight lifting....

-jordan

Estimate...just like me saying multiply your bodyweight by 2006 is an estimate. You can use it as a starting point, but in the end, you'll most likely make some adjustments based on what is happening to your body. There's no universal equation, you just have to play with how much you're eating until you get it right.

Roddy
03-06-2006, 06:13 PM
Just to give you a ball park figure, I maintain on about 2800 cals at 185

Thats crazy i have to eat about 3500-3800 cals a day to be at slightly less weight.

Must be my metabolisim?? :help:

ddegroff
03-06-2006, 06:27 PM
probably has more to do with your activity level

gator
03-06-2006, 06:49 PM
probably has more to do with your activity level

I doubt it, I play either basketball or football at least 3 times a week, do some cardio at the gym, and I'm in college with no car so I basically walk everywhere, I just have a slow metabolsim I guess.

BIGGA
03-06-2006, 06:54 PM
I dont calculate, i just raise or lower my carbs if im gaining fat, or my energy is low, i probarbly should though, ill definately try that getfit site.......thanx

Roddy
03-06-2006, 07:56 PM
I doubt it, I play either basketball or football at least 3 times a week, do some cardio at the gym, and I'm in college with no car so I basically walk everywhere, I just have a slow metabolsim I guess.

I averaged my fitday and i came up with 3217 cal average. and i'm a steady 184 all week. :whazzup:

^^ thats a fair bit of food IMO. i think i'm going to try adding an extra protein shake every evening. I know my workout is currently very vigorous...so maybe a lil more cals, protein and good fat and i'll once again put on some mass.

I'll be looking at taking some creatine again as well in about 2-3 weeks or so.

f=ma
03-06-2006, 09:51 PM
i need a personal chef who prepares my food and enters it into fitday for me to the calorie level i should be at

eatit
03-06-2006, 11:18 PM
i need someone to not eat all this food for me while i'm cutting. That'd be pretty cool.