Was big into weightlifting in my teens and twenties.
But, had a back injury, and ruptured 2 discs.
Was forced to layoff training for many years.
Just starting 4 months ago, was FINALLY able to lift again after successful rehab.
My body was in flux for years; down to 160, up to 240,
and before recently lifting again, my weight was 200 with a 40 inch waist.
My current stats: 5'11", weigh 213, body fat is about 27%.
I have been eating 2000 calories per day, eating about 220 grams protein, 125-150 grams carbs, and the rest fat calories.
My strength continues to go up, my bodyweight is actually going UP!
I went from 40" waist at 200lbs, to a 34" waist at 213lbs.
I discovered through my doc my body had QUIT producing testosterone due to years of pain Med use. I have been on injectable Test Cypionate 2x per week, small(ish) dose of .5ml per injection. (Bottle says 1 ml per 200mg liquid).
I must be recomping my body, because I can see all the muscle I'm gaining, but I want to lose the fat, which is all around my abdomen.
So should I cut my calories below 2000?
I don't know where to go; it's crazy to gain muscle on such relatively low calories. I know probably NO ONE would complain about gaining muscle, but I'd rather simply keep what I have and lose the fat FIRST.
The Katch-McCardle calculator says my TDEE is 2941, and Harris-Benedict says my TDEE is 3400.
I lift heavy 5 days a week, 90 minutes each session, and do no cardio.
Thanks for any opinions you guys care to share!