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    Question calories for recomp?


    If looking to do a recomp and just get back into shape how far, if at all, should calories be below maintainance

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    Start at 500, and see what happens. If you don't get the results you want, drop another 500..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    Start at 500, and see what happens. If you don't get the results you want, drop another 500..
    500 is a good place to start, if your doing cardio regularly shouldnt have to drop it any more than that or may start noticing muscle loss, i did anyway.. Im recomping rite now at around 3500, actually 100 cals or so over my maintenance. but do cardio after every workout and also have pretty active job, but results are rite where i want them for now..
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    400-600 over maintence on training days with cardio

    100-200 over maintence on non training with cardio (low carb day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfool405 View Post
    400-600 over maintence on training days with cardio

    100-200 over maintence on non training with cardio (low carb day)
    yup I eat a good chunk of my cals after my work out as well.
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    Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna stay at maintainance and see how it goes. Im doing cardio 5 days a week so I dont want to lose too quick. The cardio is for bulding endurance not so much weight loss. Though I know it will contribute to it
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    Thanks. Great info there
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGDOGEMS View Post
    Thanks. Great info there
    you are welcome.

    yes i will take the glory for Unreal's hard work lol.
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