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Hazen
03-26-2007, 06:58 PM
How are you guys figuring your maintenance calories? I've read Built's stuff, and it looks like she uses LBM x ~20 = Maintenance. Is this correct?

Unholy
03-26-2007, 07:22 PM
Nope, You track your cals for a week or two on fitday, eating normally. And see what it adds up to per day. That is the maintance to maintain your current weight.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-26-2007, 07:47 PM
Maintenance calories = the calories you can eat that will allow you to "maintain" the same weight. You find this through trial and error by tracking your calories and adjusting accordingly.

Mr. D
03-26-2007, 09:47 PM
If you have no idea at all, and need somewhere to start, then multiply 14-16xBW and experiment with that. But finding your maintence is a trial and error process and make sure all other factors stay control during this experiment, i.e. exercise, rest, daily activities.

Vapour Trails
03-30-2007, 11:22 AM
BWx20 for maintenance? That's a bulk.

ShockBoxer
03-30-2007, 11:26 AM
Unless it's a cut or maintenance because of a lot of muscle mass and active metabolism.

Alex.V
03-30-2007, 11:42 AM
BWx20 for maintenance? That's a bulk.

Yeah, that would put me around 4,200. Not likely.

ShockBoxer
03-30-2007, 12:11 PM
But BWx20 would be 2600 for a 130 pound person. Not exactly unreasonable as a maintenance for a physically active teenage boy?

Alex.V
03-30-2007, 12:16 PM
Nope. Which is why most generalizations are generally useless. It's a decent starting point, but there are too many variables to take into consideration. This is why the diet tracking tends to be more accurate.

Mr. D
03-30-2007, 01:45 PM
The OP said LBMx20, not BWx20.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2007, 03:39 PM
^^

It's still a generalization, but at least it's a starting point.

Alex.V
03-30-2007, 04:38 PM
The OP said LBMx20, not BWx20.

Aye, that's what I was calculating mine on.

the doc
03-30-2007, 06:35 PM
^^

It's still a generalization, but at least it's a starting point.
Kind of like trying to figure where's the best place to start a race that goes in a circle... its not that bad, but as has been pointed out tracking your cals vs weight/bf % is much much more effective

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-30-2007, 07:06 PM
I meant as a starting to point to start tracking your calories and adjusting accordingly. I'm still not advocating generalized calorie calculations.

the doc
03-30-2007, 07:23 PM
oh i know i just have been waiting to post that circular race thing all day and you set me up perfectly
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