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Dd97
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2019/05/12 18:22:40 (permalink)
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Calorie recommendations

Going to start a bulk in the next few days. I’m 5ft9.5, 148lb and 22 years old. I’m a trainee solicitor so spend most of my time sitting down in office but workout 3x a week. Currently cutting on 2000 cals. Is starting a bulk with 2500 cals considering my stats and activity level a good start?

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    Ultimate warrior
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    Re: Calorie recommendations 2019/05/12 20:47:07 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    Yes that's a good baseline number of calories to start from.
    Try that for a 1-2 weeks,and see how you get on.if you don't gain anything,then bump the calories up by another 250.keep doing this until you are gaining at a nice steady rate,without punting on too much fat.
     
    Keep an eye on your waistline,and use the mirror as your guide.
     
    If you find that you are putting on weight too quickly.adjust calories downwards by 250.
     
    It's all trial and error to start with.
     
    Make sure you eat 1-1½g protein per lb of bodyweight.
     
    Eat good wholesome food,and make sure you eat enough good fats to help with testosterone levels.
     
    Keep an eye on your carbs.eat enough of them to help with growth and recovery,but not so much that you get fat.
     
    Good luck!
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    Anton361
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    Re: Calorie recommendations 2019/05/12 21:30:56 (permalink)
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    I’d agree with the above apart from the mirror - take measurements for true growth analysis - Mirrors and fluctuation of weight is not a good mix!
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    Ultimate warrior
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    Re: Calorie recommendations 2019/05/13 07:01:58 (permalink)
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    Yes,measurements are a valuable tool.
     
    In relation to using the mirror,I meant to use it and photos,of course from an aesthetics point of view.bulk up by all means but keep your physique as aesthetically pleasing as possible in the process.
    Bodybuilding is all about creating an illusion,and by adding size in the right places,you can make yourself look bigger than you actually are.
    I don't see any point in increasing your measurements if you end up looking like a bag of s-it.
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