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    Need some clarity on the amount of calories I should be aiming for. 17, 6'4, 215lbs, 23% bf, coming up on 4th week on the nlp. Starting numbers, squat 95, deadlift 135, press 55, bench 95. Current numbers, squat 190, deadlift 240, press 100, bench 145.
    Was eating around maintence during this timeframe but now I'm starting to slow down already. Thinking about bumping up calories to 3500-3700 until I get around 15%-17% bf or until my numbers stop going up and then moving up to 4000 and possibly 4500. Is this a good idea or no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user421 View Post
    Need some clarity on the amount of calories I should be aiming for. 17, 6'4, 215lbs, 23% bf, coming up on 4th week on the nlp. Starting numbers, squat 95, deadlift 135, press 55, bench 95. Current numbers, squat 190, deadlift 240, press 100, bench 145.
    Was eating around maintence during this timeframe but now I'm starting to slow down already. Thinking about bumping up calories to 3500-3700 until I get around 15%-17% bf or until my numbers stop going up and then moving up to 4000 and possibly 4500. Is this a good idea or no.
    You're 17, and based on your weight, very unlikely to be 23% bf. But I wouldn't worry about that too much. Eat a whole bunch of food and protein, keep growing, sleep during the night, don't bail out of heavy reps, if your bodyweight doesn't go up every week, eat more, if the weight on the bar is not going up, read the article above or The First Three questions.
    Your body will change, but you need to keep going with the program for a while and be patient.

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