how many calories do u guys need more or less to maintain ?
I use 15xLBM since I have a desk job
About 18. I'm pretty active cause I carry boxes around.
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I'd probably say around 16-17
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wait a sec, u guys do LBM?? x the calorie or total weight times the calorie...hmmm
Either way LBW or bodyweight it would still be above 19. I have a pretty fast metabolism. I'm cutting right now on about 3500 and that's roughly 19xLBM.
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17-18 X BW to mantain, if I'm training every other day with full body workouts and one or two HIIT sessions per week. If I lose the HIIT I'll gain a bit of weight on 18 X BW.
Last edited by restless; 07-12-2003 at 04:14 PM.
15-16xBW I'm very active that if I don't eat enough I lose my muscle mass!!
Around 18-19, but I'm a very active dude.
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Roughly 18*BW -- I found that out the hard way when I maintained my bodyweight for a month while I *thought* I was bulking!
(Now I'm on 20*BW, and it's doing the trick.)
Last edited by Scott S; 07-13-2003 at 09:50 PM.
I go 18 to maintain. I had it all the way up to 23 this last winter, but didn't like the results in regards to lean body mass gains. I do notice that my weight drops pretty fast if I drop even a little bit under 18.