Overconsumption of protein for beginners I feel, is an area that goes unmentioned.
From not paying any attention at all to protein intake, to suddenly going to the typical 1gram of protein to 1lb of bodyweight is overkill in my opinion (BROSCIENCE, YEH WHUT). Much less than that will suffice, saving the beginner money (If on shakes).
All of the posts so far are missing one key thing - in 1987 a Chinese scientist managed to prove that NO protein is required for muscle growth. The main factor for growth is actually FAT. I eat over 700 grams of fat a day and am huge! Why don't you all do some research before talking about something you have no clue about.
I bet you're huge. Also, I can see the bulging muscles in your avi.
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agreed protein doesnt build anything...and u get it in EVERYTHING!!! I only focus on Carbs lots of them always the rest takes care of itself naturaly
seems like a good time to say "not sure if srs"
and people call me clueless. did you really just say you only pay attention to carbs and that you get protein in everything? that must be a complete joke cuz protein is not in everything carbs on the are in everything.
Muscle builder will try to eat around 3-4 foods a day. Many experts say that they eat 5 foods a day themselves, and many physicians suggest this to provide your system with a stable quantity of nutritional value, instead of filling yourself twice a day and then seated on your buttocks viewing T.V. You want to propagate your aminoacids around in these six foods. You should not consume 5 Whey protein drinks and 9 of meat for evening food and get over 125 grms of Protein in that food, just because you didn't eat any Protein for the whole day. A excellent muscle builder knows that he should provide his muscle tissue with a stable flow of Protein to develop, not go without food his muscle tissue and then package so much Protein in his system in one seated.
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Too many people forget they are not bodybuilders. 1 g to 1 lb is not applicable to so many people who follow it.
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by no means am I saying this article is the end all be all, but it touches on the idea that how much one should consume is relative to what their body's be previously exposed to, etc. i'm a believer in that personally - lol , i wrote the article
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If you do hard work, 8 times 30gr s a minimum.
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Heya guys. It's an interesting thread for sure. Since I started lifting just eight months ago, I try to follow the 1g per lb of bodyweight rule and I swear by it. Unfortunately I'm struggling to put on weight - only managed 5 pounds since I started! I think trying to find the calories is much harder than meeting your protein requirements.
take as much as you want, you just excrete what the body doesn't use. more than 2.5g/kg of bodyweight could severely tax your kidneys though. I'd say a good number is 1-2g/kg and spread out throughout the day in 4-6 meals at least should be fine. Protein is like air...your body uses what you need at that moment.....most folks only actually use 70% of the air they breathe in at rest. just remember, the higher the protein intake the more water you need. on any given day I take in at least 80grams and at max 200g/day...depends on how I feel and the nature of my training.
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IMO 1g/lb is kinda on the higher side even for intermediates,, this number should be reached only after 2-3 years of gym and when hypertrophy and maintenance more is required. ACSM recommends 1.7g/kg for athletes, that is the max. But that recommendation is not for bodybuilders. Personally I have tried to go on 10-12 gms a day(not intentionally) and also to 200gms but have found 50gms to be sufficient.