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    this wasn't a great thread and have subsequently found nutritional advice from bodybuildingforum.com
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    (Original post by Biggieduet)
    Hey guys,

    So stats are

    Height:6'1
    Weight: 92Kg

    Aim is to gain some serious strength after taking a year out from lifting. I am doing babylovers SS via BB forum.

    7th July lifts

    Squats: 55Kg
    Deadlift:70kg
    Bench:42.5Kg
    Barbell curls: 20kg
    chin ups: cant do them yet lol

    Calorie intake: 3650
    Macros: 50% protein
    , 30% Carbohydrates 20% Fat as mentioned in SS nutrition wiki.

    GOAL: 3 plate Squat, 4 plate deadlift and 2 plate Bench
    When I reach this goal I will go onto a bodybuilding routine for "aesthetics"
    Hahaha, so you are eating, what, like 450 grams of protein a day?
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    (Original post by In One Ear)
    Hahaha, so you are eating, what, like 450 grams of protein a day?
    LOL that's what it says to do but I agree it does seem rather "excessive"
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    (Original post by In One Ear)
    Hahaha, so you are eating, what, like 450 grams of protein a day?
    I worked out my calorie intake via BMR and TDEE and adding 300-400 calories on top of that.
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    I dont think i could afford that much protein lmao

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    (Original post by Nvmthename)
    I dont think i could afford that much protein lmao

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    How does it work then? I followed the nutritional advice to work out how many calories are needed. Even if I do 40:40:20 I'll still have like 300g protein a day.
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    Good luck with the routine, brah! It's tough. I have no idea how you manage to eat so much protein!

    0.8g/lb of bw is more than enough protein - good "failsafe" level. The actual amount your body needs for maximal gains is probably a little bit lower than that, but 0.8g/lb is a good level to aim for.
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    Those macros look just a little bit questionable!

    I'd consider a lot of protein to be 1g/Ib body weight - I reckon you should stick to a max of 1g/Ib and adjust your carbs accordingly.

    How lean are you? If you're carrying too much fat for your own liking then eating at a maintenance or a deficit might be better off for you until you start hitting bigger lifts, otherwise you're just going to gain a lot of fat. The calories you're eating seem rather high to me for the starting stats you're at.
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    (Original post by ljoshl91)
    Those macros look just a little bit questionable!

    I'd consider a lot of protein to be 1g/Ib body weight - I reckon you should stick to a max of 1g/Ib and adjust your carbs accordingly.

    How lean are you? If you're carrying too much fat for your own liking then eating at a maintenance or a deficit might be better off for you until you start hitting bigger lifts, otherwise you're just going to gain a lot of fat. The calories you're eating seem rather high to me for the starting stats you're at.
    Yeah you are right it does seem excessive. I liked at Bb forum on nutrition and they work out macros by some formulas which I did calculate but I can't remember where now.

    Basically what do I do? I do want to gain muscle and I am carrying fat (primarily stomach area) but don't mind if I gain a bit more. For my stats what should I be eating at? And most importantly how do I calculate my macros! Protien carbs and fat. I've seen that it's actually the grams of each and not a split ratio like Im doing that is important. So where do I start? I'm getting really confused about this
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    (Original post by Biggieduet)
    Yeah you are right it does seem excessive. I liked at Bb forum on nutrition and they work out macros by some formulas which I did calculate but I can't remember where now.

    Basically what do I do? I do want to gain muscle and I am carrying fat (primarily stomach area) but don't mind if I gain a bit more. For my stats what should I be eating at? And most importantly how do I calculate my macros! Protien carbs and fat. I've seen that it's actually the grams of each and not a split ratio like Im doing that is important. So where do I start? I'm getting really confused about this
    i think you need about 2g per lean kg of bodyweight. so you're 92kg, lets say you're 15% bodyfat. that gives you 78.2kg of lean mass. then 2g protein for each kg gives you 156.4g. rest of calories should come from carbs and fats.
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    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    i think you need about 2g per lean kg of bodyweight. so you're 92kg, lets say you're 15% bodyfat. that gives you 78.2kg of lean mass. then 2g protein for each kg gives you 156.4g. rest of calories should come from carbs and fats.
    I see so if I multiply 156.4 x 4kcal then that would be 625 calories. The rest should all come from fats and carbs then? How would I know how much grams should come from fat and carbs do you know?? But thank you for your response I Kind of understand
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    tbh you are overthinking your diet. Just eat normal food and make sure you get lots of protein along side it. Use shakes to supplement it.
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    tbh you are overthinking your diet. Just eat normal food and make sure you get lots of protein along side it. Use shakes to supplement it.
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    (Original post by Biggieduet)
    I see so if I multiply 156.4 x 4kcal then that would be 625 calories. The rest should all come from fats and carbs then? How would I know how much grams should come from fat and carbs do you know?? But thank you for your response I Kind of understand
    yh actually scrap my advice, eat well, track your scales. try and get lots of chicken and stuff but don't overdo it.
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    Depends how seriously you're wanting to take it. Myfitnesspal.com is great for tracking your calories.

    I weigh ~84 Kg and I've been eating ~150-170g protein a day, up to 90g fat per day (can vary between 40-110) and changing my carbs to fit my calorie requirements.
 
 
 
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