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Calculate increased energy need?

Discussion in 'Fat Loss/Cutting' started by Redkryptonite, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Redkryptonite

    Redkryptonite Active Member

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    Hi, Is there a way to calculate the extra energy need for increased muscle mass?

    In my last bulk I´ve increased the weights in the gym by this much:

    Deadlifts +22 kg
    Barbell row +15kg
    Barbell full squat +22kg
    Military press +10kg

    I´m in the cutting phase now and It would be good to know how much to eat now compared to my last cut.

    My basal rate is 1600, so about 1900 with a day home without work, I´ve just guessed that my extra muscles require 100 calories more, but It would be good to know more precise.

    Anyone know how to calculate this?

    /Redk
     
  2. sauron256

    sauron256 Active Member

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    All calculations are just going to be estimates at best - there are too many individual differences for there to be a calculation for everyone. Start with whatever you've picked (1900?) and if after a week progress is too slow, take 100 off. If progress is too fast, add 100.
     
  3. Robert2006

    Robert2006 Active Member

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    People tend to overstate how much calories muscle burns. You'd likely need to have gained 10kg of muscle to have increased your calorie needs by 100.
     

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