What is my maintainence calories?

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    -Mordecai- New Member

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    I'm 21, 5'10" 163lbs, 8.8% BF

    I dont know how to calculate my maintence calories...How much should I eat a day to gain about a pound a week?
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    it's different for everyone, depending on your genetics/metabolism and activity level. At your weight, start at around 3000-3200 for a lb/wk and adjust up or down from there based on results
     
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    Depends a lot on what you do during the course of the week as well.

    How active are you.
     
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    so something like 3800 calories a day?
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    i can't imagine your maintenance cals would be 3800 unless you're active as fuck.
     
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    -Mordecai- New Member

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    i mean, to gain 1 lb a week
     
  8. JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo

    JoeyJoJoJuniorShabadoo Live Free or Die

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    then you are not trying to maintain at all
     
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