Macros+BJJ+SS

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Judoughnut, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Judoughnut

    Judoughnut White Belt

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    Hey guys, so I have decided to begin Starting Strength in addition to BJJ practice with IIFYM. My problem is I do not know how many calories to consume to make strength gains. A surplus I know, but I am unsure on how to calculate SS calories, and BJJ calories accurately. I am 21, 170 lbs, 10% bf and tried using a caloric calculator. (www.iifym.com) The website says my BMR is 1872 and my TDEE 3230, (with intense exercise or twice a day.) I am trying to find a more accurate way to calculate my TDEE and then whatever I need extra.

    My schedule (proposed):
    Monday: Morning BJJ 90 minutes / Evening SS -

    Tuesday: Morning BJJ 90 minutes / Afternoon BJJ 90 minutes / Evening BJJ (2 classes continuous) 180 minutes - Total 6 hours

    Wednesday: Morning BJJ 90 minutes/ Evening BJJ 180 minutes

    Thursday: Morning BJJ 90 minutes / Afternoon BJJ 90 minutes / SS

    Friday: Morning BJJ 90 minutes / Evening Open mat ~120 minutes

    Saturday: SS

    Sunday: Typically rest

    Total: 17 hours of BJJ a week

    I have been doing this for a month now, I recover well, take supplements and foam roll pretty much after every class and my body is holding up well.

    Are there more accurate ways to measure calories burned from BJJ practice? Obviously, I am not going hard at BJJ 24/7. Thanks.
     
  2. Judoughnut

    Judoughnut White Belt

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    This was supposed to go in the Diet and Supplementation forum. My bad guys. Can a mod move it?
     
  3. hotborsh

    hotborsh Blue Belt

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    Wow, so much bjj. You're a happy guy. Are you planning to go pro?
     
  4. LatFlare

    LatFlare EADC

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    I think you would notice after a month if you weren't eating enough.

    But that's boring, how good are you at BJJ? Ridiculous good? Pro? Any other martial arts?
     
  5. Obscure Terror

    Obscure Terror ................................. Platinum Member

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    Tell us what your job is so I can get one like it and train as much as you do.
     
  6. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    My guess is "BJJ instructor or school manager."
     
  7. Obscure Terror

    Obscure Terror ................................. Platinum Member

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    At 21? Either he's been training since he was 14 or he's got rich parents.
     
  8. NurseKnuckles

    NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

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    Bro! Do you even job?
     
  9. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Or he's the guy who sleeps at the gym and cleans the mats in exchange for free training. I know guys like that. They usually only last until their first serious injury, because they don't have health insurance.
     
  10. Obscure Terror

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    Must be an american thing - I don't know a single gym in the UK where the building insurance lets you sleep there overnight.
     
  11. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

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    3000 calories seems like a good amount to start with. If you are losing weight or feel beaten up try eating a bit more, if you start gaining weight eat a bit less. There's no perfect formula for figuring out your caloric needs, you just have to go by trial and error.

    Of course other things like sleep can also affect your recovery so more calories isn't always the answer.
     
  12. Judoughnut

    Judoughnut White Belt

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    To answer all your questions, I am a college student, and have planned my schedule to allow for jiu jitsu. White belt (though my mat time has allowed me to progress faster than my colleagues obviously). Not rich, saved up money prior to entering college so I could pursue training BJJ as much as I can before I had other responsibilities. Want to compete as much as I can, and medal as many times I can. No regrets at age 50 while I'm at my physical peak. No BJJ calorie calculator? hahaha.
     

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