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Old 07-14-2010, 03:38 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by andys_trim View Post
How does one find out how many calories they need for maintenance? According to Iron Addict, you only need to eat slightly above maintenance to gain muscle and not a lot of fat.
Keep in mind that this curve is better for intermediates. As a beginner, you can gain much more rapidly and should eat more aggressively.

Your lean body mass is around 157 right now. You have the potential to gain about 20 more pounds of muscle. Your contest weight right now would be around 162-165 ish (or lower) - you might (probably would) lose a small bit of muscle while dieting down.

Many naturals have no fundamental understanding of the growth curve, and many don't believe that potential is limited. Always remember that how aggressively you eat should depend on how close you are to your natural potential. You are young, full of test, and with a fast metabolism. You can run a tighter diet if you like, but it will only slow progress right now.
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