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Lean Bulking Macros?


#1

Hello

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)


#2

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