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What are the ideal macronutrient ratios when bulking/cutting

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:35 am
by JoeB
Just wondering wondering what are the optimal ratios for bulking and cutting. Right now I am cutting weight. In May, I weighed in at 231lbs and now I am down to 201lbs. I looked at my ratio last night and I have been doing 50p/35c/15f. I still feel strong and both my dead lifts and lat pull downs are going up, while my bench and shoulder press is staying the same. I have been losing around 1lb/week and would like to get down to around 180lbs and then start bulking again.



Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:40 am
by Ironman
Honestly there aren't any. The problem is that metabolizing carbs varies greatly from person to person. You have to find what works best for you.

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:05 pm
by hoosegow
With your main goal being to lose weight, don't expect high gains. There are tons of ratios you can use and 50-35-15 isn't bad.