Protein target and macro balance for vegan cyclist
I'm getting the hang of this now and weight is coming off easily along with muscle gain due to careful attention to my calorie deficit and upping the protein in my daily meals.
Ad a vegan I'm building each meal to balance my macro and micro nutrients as well as possible and I've added a quality protein powder to my regime.
Now I find on days when I have heavy workout vs rest days I wonder if I should be following a % balance or fixed protein target.
I currently weigh 85kg (target is 80 by March, but 82 is a typical fighting weight for me historically.)
I'm thinking I might need something like 145g protein rather than my current 35/45/20 split.
Does the idea that a training athlete need 1.x body weight in protein per day apply to training days or all days while on a demanding program?
I'm which case I'd be better off choosing a target and then managing my carbs and fats by percentage based on daily workload.