when I started training about 3 years ago (on rippetoe), I ate >3500 kcals a day. Within the year I had gained 27kgs (59.5lbs), while also getting a lot stronger. But gradually I started eating less, not enough time and no motivation to count the kcals everyday. But I did get stronger, not as fast as the first year but still getting stronger.
Now I just stalled on my 10th week of intermediate madcow, but I did made huge gains strenght-wise (~10% on all three lifts). Now I was pondering if I had to eat more when starting again with madcow, and calculcated for the first time in over a year what I eat everyday => just over 1700kcals!
Now I'm totally confused, I'm 1.96m (6.5"), weigh 95kg (209lbs), 31 year old male. I should be eating >3000kcals to get stronger, but somehow I managed to get stronger on 1700kcals Ã¡nd maintain my weight.
Any idea how this is possible?? I train 3x a week, day job in IT so not a lot of movement