Did I give incorrect advice?

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    Sep 28, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    So the other day, this nice gentleman emailed me here to ask about my workout routine. He tells me he isn't seeing any progress or change, though he's been working out 4x a week. He gives a rundown of his routine, and at the end, says he tries to take in 1000-1200 calories a day, which I advised him isn't enough, if he's trying to build.

    Now, I'm certainly no expert at fitness, but I'm fairly sure he isn't seeing progress because he isn't taking in enough calories, right? I probably should have asked first, or even better, advised him to ask here on the boards, since the last thing I want to do is misinform someone....
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:11 AM GMT
    Teach the guy to find his own BMR, figure his own calorie burn from workouts, do his own math, and keep his calorie intake above that number.
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    Sep 29, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    Were you able to gauge if the intensity of his workout was adequate for muscle development?
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    Sep 29, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    I don't think 1200 calories a day is enough even for non-active people. Doesn't the USDA use 2000 calories as a baseline for nutrition/calorie info on food labels?
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    Sep 29, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    at 1200 calories how does even have enough energy to work out. That simply is not enough and definitely not enough to gain any muscle
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    Sep 30, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    1200 is OK if he's sleeping 21 hours a day.