At 170 lbs, trying to get to 185 by February, how many calories?
What is a reasonable amount of Calories and grams of protein per day?
1-1.2grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. Around 2800-3000 calories will probably be needed to get you to 185 by feb. Which is a little over a pound a week which means that you are likely to put on a bit of fat during that. It would be best to try and gain around a pound a week.
What is elite?
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