View Full Version : Macronutrient Split
07-01-2005, 10:52 PM
I think this topic is being ignored in the teen forum because nobody understands what it means, so I'm posting it here. What is the ideal macronutrient split for bodybuilding? How much carbohydrates, protiens, and fats do I need a day, percentage wise? Some say 50%, 30%, 20%. Some say 60%, 30%, 10%. What do you think?
07-01-2005, 11:27 PM
this thread has been posted before, and in this section. and i'd say the split differs for bulking and cutting.
non clean bulk:50/30/20
clean bulk: 40/40/20
07-02-2005, 12:49 AM
Any of the ratios work, just change the calories. I use 40/40/20 for everything.
07-08-2005, 09:16 PM
depends on you and how you react to certain plans. also a huge part depends on your goals. in general i shoot for at least 50% protien. for the majority of the week almost the enitrety of my diet is 50/50 protien fat, then the weekend it is about 50/30/20 ish. i just basically get my protien and let the rest fall into place. but that is what works well for me, it is about insulin control for cutting (i say cutting, but i have gained size and strength while losing bf%, yes it is possible people, its just a bit more complicated than a regular diet).
07-11-2005, 07:11 PM
What has worked for me(Carbs-Protein-Fat):
I have tried bulking at 40-40-20 and believe me, it was way too much protein for me... We're talking between 300 and 350g of protein a day with that split. It's usually a lot easier to get calories from carb-rich foods than protein-rich foods.
07-11-2005, 07:54 PM
30/50/20 all da time :)....sometimes 40/40/20 but I strive for 30/50/20 (an assload of protein lol)
07-12-2005, 07:28 PM
I get great results from it.
but then again, your genetics come into play and how you react to diff. amounts of nutrients
08-17-2006, 03:37 PM
i want to follow a 40/40/20 nutrition plan but i was just wondering, does the food consumed for the whole day have to equal to that split or does each meal have to be 40/40/20???
also, how do you guys formulate these plans out of scratch? i already made a small list of good foods with their numbers (from the nutrition labels) and now i'm trying to combine in a way so that it follows this 40/40/20 nutrition split.
08-31-2006, 01:32 PM
so does anyone know?