For me 3,500 to 4,000 keeps my weight constant. I'm 215 and 6'4".
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When I was accurately tracking it in 2008, my maintenance was about 2200-2400 a day and to lose any weight i'd have to dip below 2000. I've spent most of my life overweight so i'm sure this has had soem affect on those numbers.
Current Weight 242 4/16/10
Bench - 275 current / 315 Goal
Squat - 225 / 285* Goal
Deadlift - 325 current / 365* Goal
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Weight ~ 156.0
Maintenance is somewhere around 2500-2600ish.
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-29-2010 at 12:34 PM.
Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)
Originally Posted by fatrb38
Weight: 150 pounds
Maintenance: 2800 calories
metabo can also slow down due to testosterone levels that naturally diminish as you get older.. keep an eye on test levels and you can probably keep your metao high..
I am at maintenance/gain a little weight level also. I say gain a little weight because I kind of messed up maintenance the first time around and my BMI dropped below 20. I am starting to think that losing weight was easier, for really 2 reason. It was easier to lose weight because all you really need is a calorie defeicit so you could be -200 one day then -500 the next day and still lose weight, maintenance you have to find a amount that you should eat around all the time.
Maintain at just under 2000, which includes my workout activity. I'm 5'6, 145ish.
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My maintenance calories are around 3100 when I lift 4-5 days a week. Right now, lifting and doing cardio most days I need around 3400 to maintain. I'm 5'11" and 200 lbs.
heath? wtf. Old school WBB up in here. (Old thread too)
3000-3500 to maintain. Depends on how active my day is.
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would venture to say high 2000's
im a small newb.
somewhat what I eat...
I really have no idea, but I'd have to say I maintain on 3000-3500 a day, and that's with a pretty sedentary lifestyle and training 2-3 times a week.
I'm 5'11, 215lbs.
I hear ya.
The one thing I will say is getting lean and also being in the habit of doing regular cardio/conditioning sessions does definately change your metablism somewhat.
I am now on 2,500 and just about maintaining, gaining a little and 2 years ago that would have put me about 10lbs heavier than I am now. So it is possible to slowly increase your metablism and hence how much you can eat - look at Allen Cress as a great example of that.
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If you are reading this thread make sure you don't just start eating the calories listed because someone is the same height and weight as you. Maintenance calories are very indivdual based on ones Metabolic rate.