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freac
03-18-2007, 01:19 PM
I'm roughly 6'1 152lbs, I work out 3 days a week and my workouts roughly follow WBB#1, but I won't bore you with the details unless you want me to (or just check out my journal, it's all there).

Anyways I just discovered Fitday and I love it already. What should I aim for?

Mr. D
03-18-2007, 02:12 PM
At your height, you are really thin. You need to eat and eat big. Looking at your pics from your journal, you have a solid base to start out with.

Do you have any idea how much you are currently eating?Try working your way up to about 2800-3000 cals a day. Make sure you get at least 1g/lbm of protein and 0.5g/lbm of fats. Fill up the rest of your cals with carbs,protein,fat as you like.

Good luck!

Unholy
03-18-2007, 02:16 PM
My brother is your height and bulks on 6k cals a day. I bulk on 3500. It really depends on your metabolism.

freac
03-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Do you have any idea how much you are currently eating?Try working your way up to about 2800-3000 cals a day. Make sure you get at least 1g/lbm of protein and 0.5g/lbm of fats. Fill up the rest of your cals with carbs,protein,fat as you like.

Well I only just discovered FitDay today, so I haven't kept count for a full 24 hours yet, but I'd guess I'm somewhere around the 2500-3000 range. I'll know better after about a week or so of keeping tabs.


My brother is your height and bulks on 6k cals a day.

6000...Wow. Does he never stop eating? I eat a little something every hour and have three square meals. Sheesh.

Unholy
03-18-2007, 02:31 PM
1500 cal shake isnt too hard to make. Try to eat more calorie dense foods. Dont be afraid to eat big when bulking up.

Vapour Trails
03-19-2007, 12:06 PM
Weight x 14-16 is your starting maintenance range. Adjust as necessary.

Stumprrp
03-19-2007, 01:17 PM
eat big and thats all, forget the fancy "marcos" and crap, eat high calorie high protien foods often and fill the rest in with vegys, burger king, ect, :P

Jeffreyk
03-19-2007, 04:50 PM
I;m 6'2...165 and taking in a clean 3500........

Jeffreyk
03-19-2007, 04:50 PM
Weight x 14-16 is your starting maintenance range. Adjust as necessary.

if bulking, id try and go higher...keep it clean though.....18-21x

RedSpikeyThing
03-19-2007, 04:51 PM
Try consistently eating 3k per day for a week or two. If you gain a few pounds, you're on track. If you don't, eat more. There isn't much of a science (that you need to know about) behind it.


My brother is your height and bulks on 6k cals a day. I bulk on 3500. It really depends on your metabolism.
Me too.


eat big and thats all, forget the fancy "marcos" and crap, eat high calorie high protien foods often and fill the rest in with vegys, burger king, ect, :P

That pretty much sums it up.

Jeffreyk
03-19-2007, 05:08 PM
Try consistently eating 3k per day for a week or two. If you gain a few pounds, you're on track. If you don't, eat more. There isn't much of a science (that you need to know about) behind it.


Me too.



That pretty much sums it up.

agreed.....and skip the cardio...then adjust if gaining too quickly!

Nongan
03-19-2007, 06:33 PM
never stop eating.......for example, this morning, i felt full about halfway through my breakfast. you just have to force yourself to eat as much as you can. I used to have a similar build to you (5'10" 135lbs for quite some time), and I ate a clean 4000 calories a day and bulked up to where I am now at roughly 170lbs. It all depends on your metabolism though. I have friends who can maintain their bodyweight at 2000 calories, and friends who need 3000 calories to maintain their weight, but the two weigh roughly the same. but seriously, just eat as much as you can. eat a big breakfast, take a snack to school, then eat a big lunch. as soon as you get home from school, make up a protein shake. for a quick easy one, do 2 cups milk, 2 scoops protein, 2 tbs olive oil. nearly 750 cals right there. then eat a big dinner and have a big snack a couple hours before bed.

RedSpikeyThing
03-19-2007, 08:46 PM
agreed.....and skip the cardio...then adjust if gaining too quickly!

You can continue to do cardio, you just have to eat more. It's probably a good idea to keep the cardio up while on a bulk so you get better partitioning and you don't feel like a fat **** once you've gained 25 lbs.

Jeffreyk
03-20-2007, 06:23 AM
ok...1-2 x week max...what does your currernt iet look like? Training?