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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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
    Wannabebig Member
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    Mathematical Formula

    Is there a mathematical formula to figure out the target number of calories a person should consume in a day based on whether they want to bulk or to cut? I've heard of adding 500-700 calories to bulk and drop 500-700cal per day to cut but from what target number do you start? I know there are daily recommended amounts but what about for the 200lbs male, or whatever weight, on a bodybuilding regimine?

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    Wannabebig Member Cynical_Simian's Avatar
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    There are quite a few formulas out there for calculating caloric intake; just do a search. They'll give you slightly different numbers but should provide a pretty good starting point on which to base your diet. Just remember that these are only general guides that are accurate for most people; don't be afraid to make adjustments if you aren't getting the results you want.
    Last edited by Cynical_Simian; 02-25-2005 at 05:47 PM.

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    is numero uno Saint Patrick's Avatar
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    *Disclaimer* This is a broad generalization and varies depending on the individual.

    Cutting: BW x 12

    Maintenance: BW x 15

    Bulking: BW x 20
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: Not Big Enough

    “Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” — Bruce Lee

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    permanently bulking Titanium_Jim's Avatar
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    Everyone's metabolism is different. The best thing to do is count how many calories you take in eating the way you normally over a month or so and total them up. Then look at how much your weight changed or if it did at all, and change your diet accordingly. I know it's not as simple as plugging your bodyweight into an equation, but hey, life's not as simple as simple math.
    "I would have had sex with a pornstar, slapped a bitch and stole someone's dog." - deeder
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    "If you are looking for a workout that will make you sore, you need to reassess your priorities, and perhaps look for an S&M club in your area." - Paul Stagg
    "I do encourage that people laugh at the fact I've put ass creme on my face." - Rock Steady
    "I look like a condom full of walnuts." - Risk10k
    "...the mothers would hang out of the window to get a piece of my little peanut ass and my bronzelike skin." - Rock

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