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Other calculators use outdated formulas that assume you’re average.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.