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    Discussion in 'Over Age 35' started by Capone, Jun 20, 2012.

    1. Capone

      Capone Well-Known Member

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      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. defelqy

      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      macronutrient

      Macros are you protein, carbohydrates and fats
       
    3. emininojiq

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      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. masoven4u

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      And your micros are vitamins, minerals etc
       
    5. jailynn24hb

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

      casse Well-Known Member

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      macronutrient

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

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      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. jailynn24hb

      jailynn24hb Well-Known Member

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      and is the split always in the order of protein, carbohydrates, fats?
       
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      Yes mate
       
    10. Canellesao

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      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
       

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