I guess I need some help, T-Nation. I’m a high level athlete (Division I wrestling), but I’m having a hard time figuring out my actual calorie needs. I’ve been eating in the low 2000’s (probably about 2400 at most, my most recent log was 2154kcal/202P/88F/150C. We practice Monday through Friday in the afternoon, with 2-3 mornings of weightlifting/conditioning (usually an airdyne workout).
Now, I’m 5’6" and about 148 lbs (cut to 141 for weigh-ins). Estimated at 9-10% (though it could be significantly lower, I really don’t know.) Do you think my calories are adequate? One estimator I used said I should be eating as much as 4k! I can’t even fathom eating that much food without putting on a significant amount of (bad) weight. I definitely want to get stronger and improve my athleticism, especially since I only have one weigh-in left this season. Any help would be greatly appreciated.