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Lean Bulking Macros?



As title states I want to start a lean bulk, however I am not sure of the proper macro ratios. I know I should be in a 200 calorie surplus.

Some people say 1.4g of protein, some say 2 some say 1 per pound of bodyweight. What do you guys think? I am looking for more input at the moment. Honestly I am siding with 1g per pound of bodyweight because to say the truth too much protein is so expensive and I'm in college (AKA no money)


People seem to have different opinions on protein level. I'd say at least 1g per pound of body weight, 0.4-0.5xbw per gram for fats, then the rest as carbs. Seems to be a good starting point