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Bumping Up My Kcal


#1

Im up to 171 from 162 in November. Im at 3000 kcal each day, 2600 on rest days. Im going to start some pulsing/protocol stuff in a week. Having said that, is literally having a whole pizza for a cheat metabolic stupidity? Not sure if I will do it once week if I'm on protocol.

Im at 330-350 Protein and 280 carb (120 on rest days)

Trying to get to 180 and beyond.


#2

Could probably bump your Cals up more imo. I maintain on about 2800 and I'm not huge at all.


#3

Increase the calories on the off days. Or are you really getting 400 calories in peri-workout nutrition?


#4

Bonez,
Should I bump up my carbs on off days to what they are on normal days? I intake 75 grams of protein and 90 grams of carbs before my workouts. The rest of my carbohydrates are in my breakfast, and 90 minutes after my workout. My pre-workout shake is about 700 kcal.

When I begin the protocol I will use the dosing schedule that is recommended, but I still want to make sure I'm eating enough on top of that. If I get 100 grams of carbs from the protocol, then I am thinking that I should take the carbs I would have had in my own pre-workout shake and replace or spread them out throughout the day with actual whole carb sources. I'm feeling hesitant not counting the protocols macros, and 2 pulses in my nutrition.

Thanks for all the feedback and help, I really appreaciate it and helps a lot.


#5

Thanks for the input, now I gotta bump them sensibly.


#6

how would u guys suggest the best way to bump up kcals while carb cycling? increasing kcals in which days?


#7

Usually on your most intense workouts. Check out the carb cycling threads for more info. Here's one:
http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/the_carb_cycling_codex