Looking for that EXTRA push..
01-20-2013 04:57 PM
Looking for that EXTRA push..
Hey I've been looking around a few sites now and this seems to be the most informative one I can find. That being said, I'm new here and this is my first time posting in a community like this. I'm 27 years old and and I've been working out along with Intermittent Fasting for almost 4 and a half months now. My starting weight was 260lbs with a height of 5'11". I started with a 4-6 hour eating window with 18-20 hour fasting window daily. During these 4-6 hours I consume as close to 1800 calories as possible I now weigh in at ~223lbs after doing to the gym 4-5 times a week. I am now looking to pursue other avenues in order to cut the fat in order to go full steam ahead with my muscle building. Any help is appreciated. I'll attach a picture for reference.
Edit: I guess I'm not allowed to post pictures just yet.
01-20-2013 05:10 PM
although you lost weight, 1800 cals is way to low for your stats.
01-20-2013 05:15 PM
Well, as of now I have a BMR of 2173.39.
Originally Posted by hvactech
When I calculate my activity level, it bumps up to 3,368.75
Ideally I would like to try something different because I can't seem to meet my goal with my current plan.
01-20-2013 05:23 PM
you chose too high activity level. most lifters are still in the lowest activity zone, unless you run marathons for fun
01-20-2013 05:28 PM
Oh really? I just went along with this chart:
Originally Posted by OnionKnight
- If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
- If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
- If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.5
I'm using #3 at the moment but I can bring it down to #2 which would put me at 2,988.41.
Little to no exercise for me would put me at 2,608.06
01-20-2013 05:39 PM
2 looks right. im used to 1.35 being the lowest lol
01-20-2013 05:43 PM
Okay, so that puts my daily caloric needs at 2,988.41 but I've been taking in ~1800 because I read that you shouldn't go under that number as a man.
01-20-2013 05:57 PM
yeah but thats an 1100 cal deficient, plus add training and cardio on top of it and you could fall into starvation mode. play it safe and start around 2500
Originally Posted by Dershivar
01-20-2013 06:28 PM
Okay so besides upping my caloric intake, what else would prove optimal?
01-21-2013 12:50 PM
Looking into possible taking a H-Drol/Tren Cycle..
01-21-2013 02:22 PM
wont make a difference after only 4.5 months of training. itll just be a waste of money and risk to health. no matter what you think, you dont have that great of a grasp on training/nutrition/dedication after such a short time. amd it would be a lot more useful if used after you cut down to your desired body composition.then youll be able to see and feel the difference because your training will be more on point and there wont be as much at covering the muscles
01-21-2013 02:52 PM
I'm open to anything. I suppose I should find an actual training reg.
01-21-2013 03:01 PM
id recomend looking into stronglifts 5x5. nothing beats the simplicity
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