View Full Version : Ideal amounts of protein and carbohydrates for bulking?

12-06-2001, 07:34 AM
I've been trying to "bulk" for six months, and have seen a very clean gain of ten pounds. I'm male, 18, 5'7'', and 136 lbs; my diet has consisted of 300 g carbs, 220 g protein (around 150-160 g of complete protein) and around 60 g healthful fats; total calories generally ranged from 2500-2800.

How are these macros? Any suggestions? I wonder if I shouldn't increase carbs to at least 50% of total calories...

12-06-2001, 08:27 AM
If you are seeing good progress with this diet, why change? However, I am a proponent of 2 grams of protein per lb of bodyweight. Try adding 50 grams of carbs to your diet for 2 weeks and monitor your progress. Then switch back to former carb level and add 50 grams of protein for 2 weeks. Again monitor progress. This will help you determine what your body works best with.

12-06-2001, 08:50 AM
gopro; just curious if you've seen better progress/growth from using 2 grams of proetin/per pound compared to maybe 1 gram. im assuming you've tried many different combinations.

12-06-2001, 04:18 PM
syntekz...did you read my post? :) I have found 2 grams per lb of bodyweight to be my ideal amount of protein..offseason and precontest. When i made the switch from 1 to 2 grams, my growth really took off!

notSoBig Guy
12-09-2001, 12:44 AM
I don't count the calories, carbs, protein, etc. when I bulk up. I don't eat too much junk meals, but I eat like a motherf*cker! And I grow (20-30 pounds of lean mass gained since last year).

I estimate I get around 200-300 grams of protein a day, and over 600 grams of carbs a day (very little simple carbs), and fat intake depends on a daily basis. Today I probably ate 150 grams of fat :)

12-09-2001, 06:09 AM
there was a thread on max natural growth on here some time ago.

I hear this gets slower as you get more advanced, but just what is for real?

I gained like 15-20 lbs lbm since summer, which i think is ok, but
this cant be something that keeps on and on or otherwise when i would keep bulking i would be 280 lbs lbm is 2 or 3 years, naturally. of course this is bull so whats the catch?

of course nr 1 catch is that youll have to cut down sooner or later and lose some mass in the process, but what else?

12-09-2001, 07:43 AM
I like most gained alot when I started, thought it would go on forever. Bu then when I couldn't keep my diet up for a month I lost 6lbs.