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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
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    clean bulk macros

    Was wondering if anyone could help me with my macros for a clean bulk. I'm 5'10'' and 180 lbs. and looking to bulk clean. I eat very healthy usually getting my carbs from oats, whole wheat bread, etc... and my protein from lean meats. I did a 3 day average of my macros and it looks something like this.

    Carbs - 395 g.
    Protein - 160 g.
    Fat - 65 g.
    Calories - 2700

    I know my cals should be higher but was wondering if I should decrease carbs and increase fats. Any advice is appreciated.

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    carbs look fine. Proteins and fats both look too low.
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    Where should my protein and fats be around.

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    Protein at least 1g/lb LBM
    Fat at least 0.5g/lb LBM

    In practice, on a bulk I like my protein nearer 2g/lb LBM, and my fats at around 0.8g/lb LBM, but it's different for everybody.

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    I agree with built. I've never been a big fan of slow bulks, but to eath their own. Unless you have a very slow metabolism, 2700 cals seems too low for a bulk.

    I would go with something like

    400 carbs
    300 pro
    100 fat

    = 3600 cals

    But it depends on your metabolism. If you aren't gaining weight then add a bit more fats and protein.
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    i would go with what built said...but if you don't know your lbm...then i would shoot for 1g/lb. of body weight protein, and .5g/lb. of body weight good fats...
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    2700cals seems low for a bulk. When people say "clean" bulk they're usually talking about eating oats/olive oil/egg whites compared to eating pizza/hotwings/whatever you can get your hands on.

    I agree with the res, up the fats/protein.
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    u should be getting like 2x as many protein, cals, fats

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