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Old 12-18-2006, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: Can We Gain Muscle on a Caloric Deficit?

yeah this always confused me. Assuming I have a RMR of around 2400 cals, then I could eat this everyday and be in a calorie deficit:

200g Protein
200g Carbs
50g Fat

that seems like more then enough macronutrients to build muscle. You could also do lower carbs and bump the protein to 300 grams while dropping carbs to 100g, which isnt that low compared to some diets.

I personally think you CAN build muscle on a calorie deficit
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