Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

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Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

Post by andrewlee0207 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:44 pm

KGB- First off, thank you for the information provided on this forum. Very helpful!

We have a barrow that is 200lbs today with a target show date of Aug 4-5. He has the frame and bone to show at 250+.

He spent most of May and half of June on 20% (protein), 4-5% (fat), and 1.35-1.4% (lysine). Paylean is not allowed at our show, and we needed to build a bit of muscle while keeping cover under control, so we started pushing the protein/lysine early.

In mid June (about 6 weeks out from target show), we started adding fat to drive energy balance up and further aid muscle development. We are slowly walking him up to 20%/7%/1.35%. I am also adding 4 oz of Depth Charge and Ultra Full. He has plenty of mass, but I typically start low levels of those products 6 weeks out just in case we have to ramp up and add rib or drop flank at the end. He is building muscle and adding shape, but as expected is also adding cover. We will need to switch over to Fitter 52 two weeks out from show to clean up his front and put a ditch down his back.

I know you recommend adding 1lb of Fitter 52 and dropping fat, but I am worried about Fitter 52 blowing up my macros by adding so much protein and lysine. Can I just add 1lb of Fitter 52 to 5 lbs of my 20%/5%/1.4% ground, or should I blend in some 18%/5%/1.1% ground to bring macros back in line and avoid burning up his kidneys?

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Re: Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

Post by kgb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:20 am

You are not going to burn up his kidneys. I’m not sure what you mean by macros. Could you explain?
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Re: Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

Post by andrewlee0207 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:21 pm

Macro-nutrients- Protein, Fat, Carbs. In this case, I was more specifically concerned with Protein and Lysine levels. Can I continue feeding 4-5 lbs of my 20% / 5% /1.4% ground plus 1 lb. of Fitter52 for the final two weeks, or will that be too hot? If too hot, I could throttle it back to 4-5 lbs of 18% / 5% /1.1% or even a 16% ground plus the 1 lb of Fitter 52.

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Re: Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

Post by kgb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:55 pm

No it won’t be. The 20% is fine with Fitter 52.
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Re: Keeping Macros in line when using Fitter52

Post by kgb » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:00 pm

For only 14 days it’s not going to be a problem if were more like 45 days then you might be concerned.
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