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    Macro's for cutting

    Hen I was bulking I was eating
    40% protein 40% carbs 20% fats
    Now I am trying to cut and don't know what my macro's should be( I'm trying to keep as much size and strength as possible so I was going to take a little longer than most people) any suggestions?

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    I physically never really move off the 40 40 20 very far.

    carb cycling was my choice of tools and work very well for me along side a cal deficit of course or at maintenance if anabolic and adjust. Everyone is different, this is just what works for me

    cardio also a great tool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by largerthannormal
    I physically never really move off the 40 40 20 very far.

    carb cycling was my choice of tools and work very well for me along side a cal deficit of course or at maintenance if anabolic and adjust, cal def is 1st choice
    How much was you calorie deficit?

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    There is no magic split for any goal. If you want to drop your carbs you can take your protein to 1.5g per lb of LBM. Fats I tend to stick to the same amount of grams almost regardless of goal. If you keep carbs higher you can keep your protein lower.

    As LTN suggests cardio is a great tool. You could just incorporate that to create your deficit, 300cals a day will result in a slow loss. Depends how slow you want to be.
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    It depends on where you are and where you wanna be

    a good starting point in most cases is 300-500 and hit cardio hard.




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    How much was you calorie deficit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black
    There is no magic split for any goal. If you want to drop your carbs you can take your protein to 1.5g per lb of LBM. Fats I tend to stick to the same amount of grams almost regardless of goal. If you keep carbs higher you can keep your protein lower.

    As LTN suggests cardio is a great tool. You could just incorporate that to create your deficit, 300cals a day will result in a slow loss. Depends how slow you want to be.
    I'm around 20% bf and I'm trying to get down to about 12% how long do you think I should cut for to save the most muscle?

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    List your stats if you can, Also I am hoping you are natural correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by largerthannormal
    I physically never really move off the 40 40 20 very far.

    carb cycling was my choice of tools and work very well for me along side a cal deficit of course or at maintenance if anabolic and adjust. Everyone is different, this is just what works for me

    cardio also a great tool!
    I think I'm going to go on a 50/30/20

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    Sure you can do that

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    I think I'm going to go on a 50/30/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulking2016

    I'm around 20% bf and I'm trying to get down to about 12% how long do you think I should cut for to save the most muscle?
    500cal should provide a loss of 1lb per week. Depends how much fat you have to lose to determine how long that would take. How much do you weigh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back In Black

    500cal should provide a loss of 1lb per week. Depends how much fat you have to lose to determine how long that would take. How much do you weigh?
    210 Ibs

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    So you need to drop about 18lbs of fat to get to 12%.
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