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Old 09-13-2005, 05:19 PM
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Default Need calorie intake help

So, I've dropped 10lbs of added fat the past 6 weeks....so yeah, fabulous, but I've got this mental block with calories.

I've done low, high, alternate,,,,you get the idea....problem is, each way works for me, but I'm afraid to go back up to a higher intake.

So my goal is obviously to achieve a low bodyfat percentile....and more muscle. I gain muscle easily and I workout 6 days a week, on most weeks. Cardio 5 days, weights are usually on a 4 day split, with a weekend "pump" I like to call it, I do a quickie total body workout to make me feel thin during the weekend< LOL!

So any suggestions on calorie intake?
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Need calorie intake help

Find your maintenance cals...based on your body composition...Go the this article for a breakdown on how to assess that:

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/13wee...urningdiet.php

Then your goal will be based on your body composition to eat at least 1 g of protein per pound of lean body mass. The rest of the cals come from carbs then and fat *the article tells you how*

Now, if you don't know your body composition, buy a pair of calipers and follow the procedure on this article:

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/ultim...stingguide.php

It is optimal to work each body part twice. Cardio can be followed 6-8 hrs before or after weight training on the same day to prevent muscle loss. Full body workouts have a purpose, but it is optimal to have a split and pay attention to specific bodyparts for further athletic improvement.

I workout six times a week, twice a day. Here's my training split *suggested by the Prez*

Workout 1: Back, biceps, forearms
Workout 2: Legs
Workout 3: chest, triceps, shoulders and traps
Repeat workouts starting from 1 *usually one session will be heavy and when you repeat the same muscle groups, you would go light*

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Old 09-18-2005, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: Need calorie intake help

I know that mens bodybuilding is 3600 so i think you should start at 3000 for bodybuilding or 2600 for athletic.
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Old 09-19-2005, 03:00 PM
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Where do you get these numbers Anthony? There is no base-line for all individuals; each person has his/her own unique needs in terms of calorie intake.
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