Thread: Why High Caloric Intake?
05-17-2004, 03:59 PM #1
Why High Caloric Intake?
OK I have been wondering. If excess calories are stored in the body as fat, then what is the purpose of the very excessive amounts of calories during a cycle? Excess calories are stored as fat not muscle. So I definetly see the high protein connection which would naturally raise calorie intake by 4 calories per gram of protein, but why 6 to 7 thousand calories a day?
05-17-2004, 04:05 PM #2
Because with all the extra muscle building you do while you are on cycle you need calories to build that muscle not just protein.
05-17-2004, 04:11 PM #3
The body isn't 100% efficient....far from it. You have to introduce an overabundance of calories to grow, because the body doesn't have some set threshold calorie limit, beyond which it stores them as fat. Additionally, anabolism isn't a mechanism fixed in time....it's an ongoing process, so we need to continually keep introducing calories (fuel) to drive this process....the byproduct of which is some calories contributing to unwanted effects (fat gain). Similar to an engine....you go through much more gasoline/fuel than your motor theoretically needs, because an engine is not 100% efficient. Also similar to the body, you provide the engine with excesses of fuel over time (via carburetors/fuel injection) rather than dumping an excessive overabundance at random intervals.....you provide a steady slight overabundance of fuel (akin to our eating many meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals).
Hopefully, someone can explain this a little clearer.
05-17-2004, 04:21 PM #4
Einstein that is actually pretty **** clear and adds more to my general reason of why we need more
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