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  • Posted On: 08-13-18, 7:46 am (EDT) #1

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 13, 2018, 7:46 am

    So my maintenence is 2800 calories according to te bmr calculator. Im wondering, for gaining muscle i need to eat 3050 on rest days and 3300 on workout days? Or 3550? Am i getting this right? 

  • Posted On: 08-13-18, 11:36 pm (EDT) #2

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 13, 2018, 11:36 pm

    Hello Thomas,

     

    That is one method that works, however it is best advised to eat in a surplus every day of the week. Keep your calories consistent for optimal results.

  • Posted On: 08-14-18, 6:37 am (EDT) #3

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 14, 2018, 6:37 am
    Posted by: ThomasC52

    So my maintenence is 2800 calories according to te bmr calculator. Im wondering, for gaining muscle i need to eat 3050 on rest days and 3300 on workout days? Or 3550? Am i getting this right? 

    Alex is right - as long as you are in a surplus every day, then you'll be doing things right.

     

    If your maintenance is 2800 calories though.. is that maintenance on a normal day? Or a day when you workout? If that's on a normal day.. that would mean on workout day's you're probably maintaining at 3300, and actually need to eat more like 3500 + to gain muscle.

  • Posted On: 08-17-18, 8:06 am (EDT) #4

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 17, 2018, 8:06 am

    Thanks for your reply. I ment Tdee, not bmr. Tdee say i need 2800. Tdee includes training? I couldnt find any calculators on your site, Scott.

  • Posted On: 08-17-18, 7:38 pm (EDT) #5

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 17, 2018, 7:38 pm
    Posted by: ThomasC52

    Thanks for your reply. I ment Tdee, not bmr. Tdee say i need 2800. Tdee includes training? I couldnt find any calculators on your site, Scott.

    @thomasc52 TDEE is pretty much the same as BMR.. it just depends whether the calculator accounts for your training as well. If it does, then yes it's going to be a similar number to your BMR in motion.

     

    The calculator is on the @mealplan page bro! Just click through that link (the word @mealplan). It's on the left hand side of the page 😊 

  • Posted On: 08-18-18, 7:52 am (EDT) #6

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 18, 2018, 7:52 am

    Thanks. I only have a mobile phone, and when i press "calculate your macros" there is only a youtube video of the meal plan that shows.

  • Posted On: 08-20-18, 12:37 am (EDT) #7

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 20, 2018, 12:37 am
    Posted by: ThomasC52

    Thanks. I only have a mobile phone, and when i press "calculate your macros" there is only a youtube video of the meal plan that shows.

    @thomasc52 iPhone or Android? If you're iPhone and going through your Safari browser, the calculator is right at the top of the 'MEAL PLANNER' page (which you'll find from the drop down MENU). Just click the arrow that's next to 'CALCULATORS' and it will open up the calculator for you to use 😁 

  • Posted On: 08-20-18, 11:35 am (EDT) #8

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 20, 2018, 11:35 am

    It worked. So ONCE AND FOR ALL, my bmr in motion according to your calculator is 2800. I need about 3050 to gain lean muscle? And more on training days? Im confused since i had to put in activity level in your calculator, does that mean training is already counted for in the 2800? Nutrition has been a BIG problem for me, hope I finally can move on now with your help, Scott 😊

  • Posted On: 08-22-18, 12:29 am (EDT) #9

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 22, 2018, 12:29 am
    Posted by: ThomasC52

    It worked. So ONCE AND FOR ALL, my bmr in motion according to your calculator is 2800. I need about 3050 to gain lean muscle? And more on training days? Im confused since i had to put in activity level in your calculator, does that mean training is already counted for in the 2800? Nutrition has been a BIG problem for me, hope I finally can move on now with your help, Scott 😊

    @thomasc52 Yes, because you put in how much training you are doing, your workouts are accounted for in the 2800 calories. So 3050-3300 calories on workout days would be a good place to start for a lean bulk! Remember, it's just a starting point that you can work from.

     

    Unless you know you're already eating 3000 calories daily and not gaining.. in which case you'd want to start at more like 3300-3500 calories.

     

    Hope that makes sense!

  • Posted On: 08-22-18, 3:33 am (EDT) #10

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 22, 2018, 3:33 am

    Thanks alot, Scott! I love you (yes homo)

     

    One last question, do i eat the same on rest days?

  • Posted On: 08-28-18, 12:49 am (EDT) #11

    Caloric intake, work out days vs rest

    August 28, 2018, 12:49 am
    Posted by: ThomasC52

    Thanks alot, Scott! I love you (yes homo)

     

    One last question, do i eat the same on rest days?

    @thomasc52 Lol. You're welcome man, my pleasure!

     

    You can reduce your calories a little bit on rest days.. just make sure you are still eating enough to be in a surplus on those days as well! So if you only burn say 2400 calories on days you don't workout, you would still want around 2700-2900 calories to make sure you are still in a surplus on those days!

     

    If you are a real 'hardgainer'.. then just eat the same on your rest days as you do on workout days.

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