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    Hey People im going to be 19, im 5'7-5'8 and weight frm 138-140lbs.. I wanna be around 160-170lbs, so im going to increase my calorie intake..is 5,000 calories a day bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggzy702 View Post
    Hey People im going to be 19, im 5'7-5'8 and weight frm 138-140lbs.. I wanna be around 160-170lbs, so im going to increase my calorie intake..is 5,000 calories a day bad?
    Find out what your MAINTENANCE calories are first (formulas that use age, sex, height, weight, activity level are the best), and then start at 200 ABOVE Maintenance for a week. Increase calories by ~100 per week above maintanance, depending on your results. Anything OVER Maintenance will give you gains; how much over will determine whether muscle and/or fat.

    Also, get into a good hypertrophy training programme.
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    well my daily calorie is 2,400, n my training is 5 days a week mon-friday( 2 work out sessions mon-thurs and jus one session on friday).. is there n e reason to up my calorie little by little?
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    good luck! I was around that after my wrestling season apprixmately 143 lbs( i wrestle 145-160 weight classes and am 165 off season) and managed to get all the way to around mid 170's in a year. I lost it last semester though from all my studies. As long as it is good healthy foods and newb gains you have potential.
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    Thats cool, im a wrestler my self 130 weigh class, offf season now im 140
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggzy702 View Post
    well my daily calorie is 2,400, n my training is 5 days a week mon-friday( 2 work out sessions mon-thurs and jus one session on friday).. is there n e reason to up my calorie little by little?
    I'd say you're not eating enough now at is. But you need to work your maintenance out for NOW (post #2 at Help determine my calories has a method that will give an estimate).
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    Yeah upping your calorie intake 200 over maintenance is a great idea. Just remember by upping your calories several hundred over maintenance your prolly not going to gain all muscle some fat will be added. What's your diet look like?
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