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    Are these macros ok for building muscle?

    Hey I'm 5"9 and weigh 141 lbs.
    Are these macros good?

    Protein: 120
    Carbs: 200
    Fat: 95
    Calorie total: 2180
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    Originally Posted by MarkGarro95 View Post
    Hey I'm 5"9 and weigh 141 lbs.
    Are these macros good?

    Protein: 120
    Carbs: 200
    Fat: 95
    Calorie total: 2180
    You could try that amount and see if you are losing weight, maintaining, or gaining weight (over about a week or two). If you're not gaining weight, add 200 calories (I would suggest carbs) until you are gaining weight. Protein and fats look good as is.

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    the macros seem fine, but we can't tell if you're training correctly or eating enough calories. we need to know your training program and TDEE (200-300 surplus is ideal for natties)

    who knows, maybe you don't even need a caloric surplus to build muscle if you have insane genetics or you are a beginner. there are so many variables here so it's hard to give an answer that doesn't have a ton of nuance to it
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    Looks good. I'm shorter than you and used to weigh less. In my opinion you don't need more than 8 sets a week per bodypart to get big, but your mileage may vary.
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    I'd give it a try and see how it goes for you. As others have said, make sure you're training thoroughly as well.
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    Originally Posted by MarkGarro95 View Post
    Hey I'm 5"9 and weigh 141 lbs.
    Are these macros good?

    Protein: 120
    Carbs: 200
    Fat: 95
    Calorie total: 2180
    For cutting? I'm 5'8" 144lbs and 32 y/o and my maintenance is around 2600-2700 calories to give you an idea. I try to eat around 3000 per day right now. Only macros that I follow usually land my fats between 70-100g a day, 140-180g of protein and the rest carbs. I know I don't need this much protein but it usually comes pretty easy for me to hit these numbers.
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    Cutting at 140? Often when we see such a case, the person is better served by trying to gain muscle first. Pictures would help determine this.
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    Originally Posted by MarkGarro95 View Post
    Hey I'm 5"9 and weigh 141 lbs.
    Are these macros good?

    Protein: 120
    Carbs: 200
    Fat: 95
    Calorie total: 2180
    You have to do it for a month and review the results. You may not gain ANY muscle. It comes down to training and how those calories relate to your maintenance. Below, you won't gain, Too high above and you'll put on too much fat. 2,180? You'll never nail your calories that close especially consistently. That's why with any program\diet, you need to try it and see where it takes you.
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    <2200 for building muscle?

    Hmm...
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