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cornholio
12-12-2006, 03:13 PM
Noob here, so be gentle.
I've been tracking my calories on fitday for a month now.
On average, 4,000 cal. No supplements.
Roughly average 210g fat, 210g carb, 175g protein.
I'm 5'11, 175lbs looking to hit 200+ lbs.
Gave up trying to formulate a decent routine and started wannbebig routine 1 yesterday.

I read eat 1g protein per lb lbm. Looks like my diet puts me in that range.
The stats above are my maintenance calories. I'm thinking I need to be in the 5000 range to grow.

The one question is, should I supplement with protein?
Por favor, give me some guidance too as I suspect the fat intake is high. I'm still learning though.

PS. This is what the alphabet would look like if Q and R were removed.

Holto
12-12-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm thinking I need to be in the 5000 range to grow.

A daily surplus of 1000 cals would be what is commonly characterized as a dirty bulk.

For you 4200-4500 is going to yield more quality gains.

Good job on tracking. You're really getting serious now.

Cirino83
12-12-2006, 05:28 PM
IMO if you can consistently have an intake of 175+g of protein then there wouldn't be much need to take protein shakes. It's a supplement; it's meant to help you when you lack with protein intake. I usually take 2 a day, sometimes I don't take any if I get enough protein from my whole foods.

RedSpikeyThing
12-12-2006, 05:29 PM
The one question is, should I supplement with protein?
Por favor, give me some guidance too as I suspect the fat intake is high. I'm still learning though.


The only time you should supplement with protein is if you can't get your 1 g/lb, otherwise there is no need to. The fat intake seems high, but as long as it's healthy fats and you're getting your minium protein, your fine.