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Table 2 Macronutrient (g/kg bw) and energy intake (kcal/kg bw) of competitive bodybuilders during contest preparation: mean daily intake with standard deviations

From: Nutritional strategies of high level natural bodybuilders during competition preparation

  Male Female
Diet phase Placed SD DNP SD Mean SD Placed SD DNP SD Mean SD
Protein Start 3.0 1.0 2.7 0.6 2.8 0.8 2.7 0.6 2.7 0.5 2.7 0.5
End 3.3 0.9 2.7 0.8 3.0 0.8 2.8 1.0 2.9 0.6 2.8 0.8
Carbohydrate Start 5.1 1.9 3.7 0.9 4.4 1.4 3.7 2.2 4.0 0.9 3.9 1.6
End 4.6 2.2 3.6 2.7 4.1 2.4 3.5 1.6 3.0 1.5 3.3 1.5
Fat Start 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.4 0.8 0.4
End 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.3
Energy Start 38.2 11.1 32.6 7.5 35.4 4.5 30.9 7.4 33.8 6.3 32.5 6.7
End 35.8 8.6 29.7 10.1 32.7 5.5 29.3 3.9 29.7 7.6 29.5 10.8
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, Placed achieved top 5 of the competition, DNP did not place in top 5 of the competition