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Protein in build phase of bodybeast
The Body Beast guide has me at 3000 calories. I'm 157 lbs and 5ish bodyfat on day one (today is day 9 for me). At the macros for the build phase, and 6 meals a day (the first one being just E&E pre early morning workout and R&R post workout), I'm hitting my protein budget VERYeasily. With a lot of tinkering around I've managed to spread the protein at 25-30g per meal.
I was used to a lot more with X2 at maintenance 2800 cals and 40-40-20 macros..
My question is should I try to have a protein-less snack and shift the protein to the other meals, or is this amount of protein per meal sufficient to allow muscle growth.
I don't even use whey anymore because if I did then I would not be able to hit the macros...
I'm confused and looking for the best way to get results from my Beast round.
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RE: Protein in build phase of bodybeast
1/15/13 10:28 PM as a reply to Panoramix.
It does not matter when and how you eat your macros. And how would you not be able to hit your macros with whey? doesn't make sense.
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RE: Protein in build phase of bodybeast
1/16/13 2:26 AM as a reply to Justinsavs.
I mean that if I add whey to the plan, then I have 24g less of protein from real food to have in other meals during the day. Trust me, I hit my macros just fine. My issue is after being used to having 8 ounces of chicken for dinner as an example, I now have around 2 or three, or none at all if I had whey in my first post workout meal.
And maybe that's fine. I'm all for having pasta with bread for lunch and a 450 calorie snack of nothing but cabs and fat.
I agree with you that as long as the macros are hit for the day in total, in matters little if at all of when and how those macros were eaten. But I wonder with a program focused on building muscle mass if it is better to have a little protein constantly or have protein free 'gaps in the day so I can have more in other meals.
Am I making more sense or being clearer?
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