View Full Version : Moving up Calories from cutting to maintenance

12-22-2006, 11:21 AM
Hi, Iíve been cutting for 12 weeks, dropping from 213 to 196, and I can just feel that it is time for me to move up to maintenance calories for a little while. My lifts have started going down, and thatís when I know it is time. Iím doing a 5x5 routine, and on set 4-5, as of last week, Iím always failing after 3 reps. After I undo the holiday ďre-feedĒ damage :alcoholic , Iím going to move up to maintenance cals for a month or two before cutting again to get to 190 (goal weight for triathlon season).

Here are my current cals:

Calories Eaten Today
grams cals %total
Total: 2450
Fat: 89 804 34%
Sat: 19 171 7%
Poly: 18 160 7%
Mono: 40 358 15%
Carbs: 128 390 17%
Fiber: 31 0 0%
Protein: 292 1167 49%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

As you can see, Iím at ~1.5 g protein/lb, ~0.5 g fat /lb of lbm. Iím going to start adding in around 250 calories/day until I get up to around 2900 calories/day, which should be my maintenance. My question is where should I be adding these calories? Should they be all carbs? Carbs and protein? Should Fat stay the same? Thanks for your help.