Hi all. Thank you so much for the replies. Sorry for my tardy response. Away with the family for the week and VERY limited internet connection.
So I figured out my BMR using the sticky found in this forum on calculating macros and caloric needs. It is saying my BMR is 3139 calories (I have been eating 1800 on non training and 2000 on training). Minus the 20% prescribed in the same sticky and that leaves me 2511 calories. So for a 1 pound loss/week I am looking at roughly 2000 calories.
To give some info. about me as possible so as to better understand where I am coming from:
Physical: 40, 236 (ish) pounds, not sure of bf % but lots to lose.
History: Been lifting on and off since 14 years old. Powerlifting (terrible at squatting though lol) and strongman primarily, competing in both for a good few years.
Goal: (primary)-to lose weight. When this started it was all about losing it and than get back into hypertrophy once it is off. (Secondary)-try to maintain lbm and strength. If I do great, if not, oh well.
Now this weight gain was basically a one off so I am not overly worried about it. Just wondering a couple of things:
-would it be smarter to go back to the original plan of losing as much weight as possible and forget hypertrophy until the weight is off?
-should I simply maintain the 2000 calories throughout the week, or increase/decrease based upon specific daily activity levels?
-if training is still suggested, would hypertrophy work be best, work on strength, etc…?
To answer a couple of questions, I have been measuring everything so I am confidant on this and eating consists of about 40% protein, 30 carbs., 30 fat.
I am sooo sorry for the length of my post. Thank you so very much for your help. It is greatly appreciated.