I read i$E's bulking guide and I need to eat over 2560 calories a day to properly bulk. If I run track for an hour a day, how many calories would I have to eat in order to properly bulk?
Science says the average person burns around 2,000 calories a day by simply existing. Of course, we are not all average. This is where the "Recommended 2,000 calorie diet" stuff you see on nutrition labels comes from. Let's say you run track for an hour, and burn another 500-750 calories. In order for you to sustain your current weight, you would have to eat 2,500-2,750 calories. That's just a general figure.
Find out what your daily caloric maintenance would be and estimate the amount of calories you burned from track and weightlifting through research, add them together, and then add around 500 calories above that if you're just starting out. Once you experiment and see how your body is reacting to all of the excess nutrients, then you can gradually add more.
I'm probably just another member of the 95% who hit the gym sporadically about 20x per year. But haven't really thought as much about it as i have now.
Does anybody have links to information on dieting and following the right trend not to become Arnold ... but just to develop a good circulatory system? I'm currently 191cm/86kg (19yo), looking to gain 8-10kg over the next year to avoid looking like a lanky dude.
Any info would be helpful
Working out in general is good for your circulatory system.
Whilst round my uncle's house for Easter dinner, he found an old Bullworker X5. Has anybody had any experience with equipment like this before? Obviously, it won't produce great results but if combined with lifting, dieting and cardio, it might just help a little.
It's a nice resistance workout. My grandpa had one that I used when I was little. Now, I have an Ivanko Super Gripper that I use AFTER some forearm curls to end my arm workouts and it's killer. If you're into all of that P90X/muscle confusion stuff I don't think it would hurt you by adding a different exercise routine to your regime after you do what you normally do for an extra burn.
You mean 2400 calories above maintenance level right?
Dreamer bulk engaged.