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assinator
11-24-2008, 09:26 PM
I'm doing a clean bulk right now. About what should I aim for in terms of how much of my diet is protein, fat, and carbohydrates? 30 30 40? 30 20 50? 33 33 34? You get the idea...

Chubrock
11-24-2008, 09:29 PM
100/100/100 where 100 = as much as you can shove down your throat.

assinator
11-24-2008, 09:35 PM
100/100/100 where 100 = as much as you can shove down your throat.

I'm not too good at math but if my calculations are correct, that adds up to more than 100%.

Chubrock
11-24-2008, 09:50 PM
As long as you don't divide by zero, you're ok.

assinator
11-24-2008, 09:59 PM
As long as you don't divide by zero, you're ok.

You sir are hilarious.

RichMcGuire
11-24-2008, 10:55 PM
I dont think theres any magical ratio to achieve fast results. A successful bulk inculdes 1 main thing. A lot of kcals. If its from a cheeseburger or a thin cut steak, its all about the kcals. Just eat extra food and you will gain weight. I'm guessing you are going for a clean bulk because of health reasons?

assinator
11-25-2008, 12:18 AM
Yes I am doing a clean bulk to try to limit the amount of body fat I gain during my bulk. I realize that I will gain some bodyfat but i want to try to limit it and I can easily get the 5000 calories I need with just eating mostly healthy foods.

I know there is not some perfect ratio that will turn me into ronnie coleman overnight but I was just wondering what to shoot for... It's easy to change the ratio so I just thought I might as well be doing it the most effective way.

smalls
11-25-2008, 01:49 AM
LOL, there is no "optimum level" and anyone who tells you there is is too close minded to take advice from (sorry to be a dick)

33/33/33 is fine, but I prefer closer to 40/40/20 as I prefer a lower fat diet and respond just fine to it. Eat more calories than you burn and eat clean.

12u$$eLL-
11-25-2008, 02:22 AM
lets be civil in this thread haha

12u$$eLL-
11-25-2008, 02:24 AM
and personally I dont think you should worry about it.. just eat up and if you eat healthy foods so be it but just eat a lot of it.

RichMcGuire
11-25-2008, 03:38 AM
Yes I am doing a clean bulk to try to limit the amount of body fat I gain during my bulk. I realize that I will gain some bodyfat but i want to try to limit it and I can easily get the 5000 calories I need with just eating mostly healthy foods.

I know there is not some perfect ratio that will turn me into ronnie coleman overnight but I was just wondering what to shoot for... It's easy to change the ratio so I just thought I might as well be doing it the most effective way.

Extra kcals create body fat.. even if its from healthy food.

If you want to limite body fat gain for a bulk, you have to slowly introduce yourself to extra kcals. Often, when people gain a lot of fat on a bulk, its because they up their total kcals by almost 2,000 or more over-night.

Unreal
11-25-2008, 08:41 AM
Forget ratios and think dosing. Aim for a minimum of 1g or protein per lb of lean mass and .5g of fat, fill the rest in with whatever makes you happy and gets you enough calories.

So if you weigh 200 lbs, shoot for atleast 200g protein, 100g fat, and fill the rest with whatever. That would be 1700 calories already, so if your diet plan calls for 4000 calories you have 2300 calories of protein/carbs/fat to eat as you wish. On a bulk I would get plenty of good carbs and more then enough protein.

markdk86
11-25-2008, 10:18 AM
Hi,

You want to have 45% carbs, 35% proteins and 20% fats in 6 meals a day. This is the optimum level for adding weight.

Also you want to make sure that atleast 4 of the meals per day are proper whole foods. I.e Not just protein shakes or meal replacement shakes.

I hope this helps

Source? Bodybuilding.com???

smalls
11-26-2008, 10:47 PM
Extra kcals create body fat.. even if its from healthy food.

If you want to limite body fat gain for a bulk, you have to slowly introduce yourself to extra kcals. Often, when people gain a lot of fat on a bulk, its because they up their total kcals by almost 2,000 or more over-night.

Good advice.