How to pick the right macros for this workout?

Started a program that is 4 days of weights and 6 days of cardio. The IIFYM website has me at protein 161, 76 fats and 204 carbs.

Was wondering since i am doing alot more cardio than weights, should i up the protein to maintain the muscle?

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  • jjpptt2
    jjpptt2 Posts: 5,650 Member
    Only if it suits your personal eating preferences. No need to up them strictly because of some workout program.
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,890 Member
    The protein goal is high as it is, so if anything, I'd lower it.
  • cathipa
    cathipa Posts: 2,992 Member
    Depends on your goals and current stats.
  • mmapags
    mmapags Posts: 8,937 Member
    The protein is fine. You are overanalyzing.
  • raven56706
    raven56706 Posts: 918 Member
    i guess its because of the cardio aspect... since i am doing alot of it.
  • brendanwhite84
    brendanwhite84 Posts: 220 Member
    This depends on your body mass and lean body mass, among other things. I was a participant in a study of strength- and endurance-trained athletes (I was in the endurance class at the time) that used amino acid oxidation rates to determine dietary requirements of protein for both classes of athlete. Interestingly, the data from that study suggested that endurance athletes required more than strength athletes.

    In any case, the absolute uppermost bound was 2.6 grams per kg of body mass of protein per day - and I must emphasize that this was the uppermost among a group of serious amateur athletes.