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blakef925
08-20-2013, 07:38 PM
I'm bulking right now. 6' 2" and 180lbs. Calories: 3764
Protein: 317
Carbs: 357
Fat: 119

I think my carbs are a little low based on what I figured my macros to be using the stickies. Just thought I'd get some opinions. Thanks

cumminslifter
08-20-2013, 07:45 PM
.4g/lb fat
.82g/lb protein
remainder of cals is personal preference

jakestorm
08-20-2013, 08:49 PM
I'm bulking right now. 6' 2" and 180lbs. Calories: 3764
Protein: 317
Carbs: 357
Fat: 119

I think my carbs are a little low based on what I figured my macros to be using the stickies. Just thought I'd get some opinions. Thanks


You haven't read the stickies.


317g of protein? Really? You should be eating between 1-1.5g/lb of protein (1.5 really is the upper limit. Most people eat 1.25g/lb).

Unless you are using anabolic steroids, there is ZERO reason to be eating upward of 1.5g/lb of bodyweight. You could save those calories and put them towards carbs which is much more useful in terms of providing you with energy for your workouts.

blakef925
08-21-2013, 07:01 AM
I have read the stickies. But you hear so many different things when it comes to macros. Like cumminslifter said .82 per pound, and you say 1-1.5. But I am on a bulk, so is excess really going to hurt? I understand the extra protein might not be necessary and I should probably try and switch it out for some extra carbs, but are there any negative effects?

ummme
08-21-2013, 07:07 AM
after 150g protein and 90g fat... and i overestimated... eat whatever you like... seriously.

cumminslifter
08-21-2013, 09:03 AM
I have read the stickies. But you hear so many different things when it comes to macros. Like cumminslifter said .82 per pound, and you say 1-1.5. But I am on a bulk, so is excess really going to hurt? I understand the extra protein might not be necessary and I should probably try and switch it out for some extra carbs, but are there any negative effects?no negatives once you reach protein/fat minimums. keep in mind protein is less critical when in a caloric surplus