Best macronutrient split for LEAN MASS/ BODYBUILDING
- 04-06-2011, 11:32 AM
- 04-06-2011, 12:17 PM
But what your saying, for instance, is if I was on a 4500cal a day diet, at 205lbs, to assign a minimum number to protein that's sufficient for muscle growth, which is what, 300? Then a minimum number for fat, which I'm really not sure how you would decide on a minimum number, typically fat intake is directly related to carb intake, at least in all the diets I've ever done. If your carbs are high, you can lower your fat, however if your carbs are low, you need to increase your fat. How would one assign a minimum number to fat?
But just hypothetically speaking let's set fat at 125g a day. That's about 1400 cals between both fat and protein, then I could take in 3100 cals all from carbs equaling about 775g of carbs? And I would stay just as lean on that as if I followed a 40/30/30 split of 4500 cals where protein was all the way up to 450g, but carbs were only about 330g instead?
- 04-06-2011, 01:28 PM
Making sure the protein is split in meals, and the fat too as much as possible. So long as the carbs were whole food carbs, and eaten with the meals (not inbetween) getting the remaining calories from carbs vs a split of carbs / protein / fats shouldn't make a huge difference in leanness. It might make a difference in water retention or bloating which may make you look less lean, but assuming no insulin issues you shouldn't accumulate more fat that way than a 40/30/30.
Its mostly that more protein above that is a convenience/taste issue more than a needs issue, and same with fats really. I personally find it easier to consume more calories a day if more are from carbs, even fiber heavy carbs. Not necessarily true for everyone though.Animis Rep
04-06-2011, 01:34 PM
The more I think about it the more I would be inclined to do something similar to that, but instead of picking a base number for protein and fats, I would do the opposite, and put a threshold on how many carbs I find is adequate, basically enough to make you feel recovered and not dragging your butt throughout the day. Once you find a base level of carbs you feel good on, then fill the the rest with protein/fat.
400g really for me of carbs is enough to give me energy throughout the whole day, when I drop it down with how active I am I start dragging, I'll start looking for the closest parking spots at the grocery store cuz I don't feel like walking, haha.
04-06-2011, 01:36 PM
Its definitely a bit individual, some people can't deal with being under 200g at all, some people could care less about total carbs. personally I like getting at least 125g or so in, but don't have a problem over that either.
04-15-2011, 04:09 PM
08-08-2012, 09:58 AM
Bumping this back from the dead lol. Want to hear more input. Any new research out there on this topic?
08-09-2012, 01:00 AM
08-09-2012, 02:46 AM
08-09-2012, 11:10 AM
Similar Forum Threads
- By Dynasty90 in forum SupplementsReplies: 0Last Post: 01-24-2012, 02:52 PM
- By freqfly in forum AnabolicsReplies: 3Last Post: 06-09-2007, 04:51 PM
- By Digphelps in forum Weight LossReplies: 1Last Post: 04-09-2007, 10:01 PM
- By smokey the bear in forum AnabolicsReplies: 3Last Post: 10-15-2006, 06:58 PM
- By mickjagger in forum AnabolicsReplies: 3Last Post: 04-29-2004, 09:45 PM