Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Regarding protein, the lifter's metabolism, weight, etc. have to be considered. If a hardgainer requires 4000 calories per day, limiting him to 150 grams of protein and 20% fat isn't the easiest way for him to gain weight. Carb overkill...
Exactly. I've had issues forming a diet plan when working with numbers of macros instead of percentages. You say to yourself "I want to eat 3k cals a day, and I'm supposed to eat 200g of protein, and I read that you need 300g of carbs a day to build muscle." but at some point those numbers have to mesh up and often times one of the macros gets left out.
The balance of the macros is very important within the limitations of the calories you want to take in.
Bodyweight- 231, currently cutting to under 220
Raw total- 1280
Geared total- 1480
Best gym lifts, single ply-
Only goal- ELITE as soon as humanly (and chemically) possible.
Last edited by Soldier; 11-01-2011 at 01:15 PM.