The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Senior Member starks713's Avatar
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    question regarding calories......

    How do you figure out how many calories you need to maintain your current weight and how many calories more should you consume when bulking/cutting.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Record how many calories you eat on a daily basis when you aren't gaining or losing weight. That's how many you need to eat to maintain weight (dang, I'm in a smart mouth mood again tonight...)

    Seriously though, try doing a search for "daily calorie requirement" on google or something like that. Lots of sites have the formula or a calculator on them. It's all guesswork though.
    Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.

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    confused by simplicity bradley's Avatar
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    Wounded Deadlifter ryan1117's Avatar
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    I'd figure I'd just give a warning about some of the calorie calculators online. I have had a few tell me that my maintenance level is 1800 calories. I have found by counting my calories that my maintenance level is more so around 2800! Those bad calculators were nothing on WBB by the way. The articles on this site are very good.
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    aka Boobalowski raniali's Avatar
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    a general rule of thumb for maintenance calories is somewhere between 10-15 x your bodyweight ....or approximately 12xbodyweight.

    I do monitor what I eat and I fall about 12-13x.
    Size is SEXY!

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    Geordie The_Chicken_Daddy's Avatar
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    Originally posted by raniali
    a general rule of thumb for maintenance calories is somewhere between 10-15 x your bodyweight ....or approximately 12xbodyweight.

    I do monitor what I eat and I fall about 12-13x.
    Well there's no set figure that accounts for all due to body type differences and various other issues, but the theory is usually 12 to lose, 15 to maintain.

    Doesn't really matter that much though, cause it's just a starting gauge - real world results are what you need to pay attention to after the first few weeks.

    However, one point of note here, is that Raniali consumes what is theoretically a cut calorie level. However, most people realise (if they actually pay much attention) that once they've been at a certain weight for so long (dunno how long exactly) it actually takes less calories to maintain than you'd expect. So, for a guy who's been 210lbs for X amount of time (read that as a decent length of time BTW), you'd expect his maintainence calories to (theoretically) be 3150kcals, but in actual fact he may maintain this size with 2500-3000kcals without losing weight. I dunno why it happens though. Just an observation i've made from people in my gym and some over the Internet.

    I'm not saying that this is the case with Rani - she may be slightly hypo-thyroid, or just have a slower metabolism than most, but reading what she wrote reminded me of the above.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

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    Senior Member eclips1's Avatar
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    A few fitness calculators.

    Pace calculator
    Target heart rate calculator
    Caloric needs calculator
    Nutritional needs calculator
    Ideal weight calculator
    Body fat calculator


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