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26, 6'0", 215 Lbs, 15%, Macro Breakdown

Hey guys! So Ive been lifting for 7 years now and want to start prepping for a bodybuilding competition next year. Im in the military so its kinda hard for me to hit my macros but when I can, I do. I know its kinda stupid to go on and off of dieting but I have no choice with my current lifestyle.
So Im planning on carb cycling and know that I need to hit my weaker muscle groups on high carb days and my strong on low. Im planning on this split…


I found my lean body mass and broke down my macros using that number, not my current weight. I train 6 days a week and plan on doing steady state cardio 3 days a week, 30-45 minutes, in the morning on an empty stomach, 2 days a week post workout, 20-30 minutes and HIIT 2 days a week, post workout, 15-20 minutes. My workouts are pretty solid so I don’t have to worry about those. I was just wondering if anyone thought that this macro breakdown is a bad idea. I will be eating 6 meals a day. already have the meal plan ready. Just would like some advice before I start. Thanks Guys!

High Carb
Carbs: 499
Protein: 208
Fat: 55

Moderate Carb
Carbs: 416
Protein: 250
Fat: 74

Low Carb
Carbs: 208
Protein: 375
Fat: 111