Bulking Calorie Calculator
Find Your Bulking Calories
If you’re here, that means you’re struggling to bulk up.
You’ve tried other bulking plans, but the scale didn’t budge. Worst of all, you’re training hard with nothing to show for it.
Stop Struggling to Bulk Up
As simple as it sounds, the number of calories you eat is usually the thing holding you back. Most likely, you’re burning more calories than you eat – even if you feel like you eat a lot of food.
That’s why you need a bulking calorie calculator designed to find your personal calorie intake for muscle gain.
The Problem With Other Bulking Calorie Calculators
Other calculators use outdated formulas that assume you’re average. Two studies in 2019 confirm these equations aren’t valid for athletes and trained individuals1,2.
In addition, standard equations don’t account for genetic variability. My own study of over 16,000 individuals shows that nearly 1 in 3 men have a body type associated with a faster metabolism.
As a result, other calculators underestimate how many calories you need.
For example, the top 5 bulking calculators say I need to eat around 2,600 calories to gain weight. When I lose weight rapidly at that number because I have an ecto-meso body type.
In fact, my tests revealed that some calculators are off by as much as 40% or 1,000 calories!
For this reason, I updated the standard and created new formulas. My bulking calorie calculator takes your individual body type into account.
Find Your Bulking Calories
Another benefit of this bulking calorie calculator is that you get two targets. One calorie target for days you workout and another for rest days.
By adjusting your calories to your activity level, you gain muscle without gaining excess fat.
Example bulking calories for workout day and rest day.
See Your Projected Weight Gain
In addition to calorie targets, you’ll see how much weight you can expect to gain.
Example of projected weight gain.
Get Personalized Bulking Recommendations
Finally, you’ll get recommendations to bulk up faster when your weight gain is less than 1 lb per week.
Example of bulking recommendations.
Head back to the top of the page to try the bulking calorie calculator.
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1) Schofield, K. L., H. Thorpe, and S. T. Sims. “Resting metabolic rate prediction equations and the validity to assess energy deficiency in the athlete population.” Experimental physiology 104.4 (2019): 469-475.
2) MACKAY, KELSI J., et al. “The Validity of Resting Metabolic Rate-Prediction Equations and Reliability of Measured RMR in Female Athletes.” International journal of exercise science 12.2 (2019): 886.