I’ve just read an article with someone who’s 5’6" at 172lb and takes in roughly 5000 calories a day on a 4 day a week training.
If i calculate my training using John Berardi’s calculations i get roughly 4700 calories a day (for bulking):
Instead if i calculate using Thomas Incledon’s method i get about 3200 calories (for bulking):
Now, i’ve been doing this for 3 weeks and making 1 pound a week gains. From what i read this is the right amount of gainage (new word there) a week.
How come these big differences in amount of calories? Would i not start gaining more fat than muscle if i switched to 4700 calories considering the gain rate i have?