• Welcome to realmuscleforum.com

  • macronutrient

    Discussion in 'Online Journals' started by fa2nzg, Jun 21, 2012.

    1. fa2nzg

      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      34,027
      Likes Received:
      0
      from the intensive reading ive been doing on this site the last couple days since i have joined i have come across the term "macronutrient" / "macros" in so many posts.
      i have been training for years and this term is new to me.
      this site has made me realise how much i dont actually know.
      so cud somebody explain macronutrients to me please.
      thanx


      i guess years of training with my earphones in and not chatting at the gym or doing research has done me no good!
       
    2. masoven4u

      masoven4u Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      41,749
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      Macros are you protein, carbohydrates and fats
       
    3. fa2nzg

      fa2nzg Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      34,027
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      Its the nutrients you take in in larger quantities, meant to be the nutritents your body needs ie galaxy, mars bars and toffee crisp.................oh hang on
       
    4. Terry4

      Terry4 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2011
      Posts:
      988
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      And your micros are vitamins, minerals etc
       
    5. herunder88

      herunder88 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      32,444
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      so is this like the split i also keep seeing? such as 60/20/20?
       
    6. crormaSoila18

      crormaSoila18 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      38,235
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      yep exactly mate and you change them depending on your goals etc.
       
    7. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      43,682
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      ok so if iam aiming for competing what would my split be?
      all tho iam sure this is unanswerable with out knowing me, my diet etc etc but worth a try
       
    8. alomjabpd

      alomjabpd Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      36,946
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      and is the split always in the order of protein, carbohydrates, fats?
       
    9. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Jan 2011
      Posts:
      82,194
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      Yes mate
       
    10. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      Dec 2010
      Posts:
      43,682
      Likes Received:
      0
      macronutrient

      Normally protein and fats are pretty constant with carbs going up and down depending on bulk or cut
      But as we are all different, you need to evaluate your diet regularly
       

    Share This Page

    1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
      Dismiss Notice