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    Not enough protein for muscle gain?

    What happens by the end of the day that say I am 170 pounds and only intake 100g of protein. And I worked out and still got in protein after workout. What that only make my muscle gain impossible?

    Also when your bulking, sometimes I can't eat so much to go over my maintenance. Could I still gain muscle while being around my maintenance calories?
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    Originally Posted by DanX47 View Post
    What happens by the end of the day that say I am 170 pounds and only intake 100g of protein. And I worked out and still got in protein after workout. What that only make my muscle gain impossible?

    Also when your bulking, sometimes I can't eat so much to go over my maintenance. Could I still gain muscle while being around my maintenance calories?
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    Originally Posted by DanX47 View Post
    What happens by the end of the day that say I am 170 pounds and only intake 100g of protein. And I worked out and still got in protein after workout. What that only make my muscle gain impossible?

    Also when your bulking, sometimes I can't eat so much to go over my maintenance. Could I still gain muscle while being around my maintenance calories?
    If you are bulking, you should be eating over your maintenance calories every day. You will not be able to gain muscle mass without eating over maintenance. Also, since you are eating more on a bulk, there really is no excuse for only getting 100g of protein per day. That is only 400 calories from protein...
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    X2. Imperative especially to get 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight.
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    Originally Posted by Scooter4 View Post
    If you are bulking, you should be eating over your maintenance calories every day. You will not be able to gain muscle mass without eating over maintenance. Also, since you are eating more on a bulk, there really is no excuse for only getting 100g of protein per day. That is only 400 calories from protein...
    Exactly, It shouldn't be too hard to get 200 or so grams of protein a day. Also, if you're really trying to bulk, but are having trouble meeting your caloric needs, add some high calorie foods to your diet; i.e. peanut butter, almonds, whole milk...it shouldn't be too difficult to get them in.
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    Originally Posted by DanX47 View Post
    What that only make my muscle gain impossible?
    To actually answer your question, NO.

    getting 100 grams of protein will not make muscle gain impossible. This doesn't mean you shouldn't aim for 1g/lb body weight though.
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    Originally Posted by Scooter4 View Post
    If you are bulking, you should be eating over your maintenance calories every day. You will not be able to gain muscle mass without eating over maintenance. Also, since you are eating more on a bulk, there really is no excuse for only getting 100g of protein per day. That is only 400 calories from protein...
    So what if I am at my maintenance by the end of the day. Do I just eat something to go over for a couple hundred calories?
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    Originally Posted by DanX47 View Post
    So what if I am at my maintenance by the end of the day. Do I just eat something to go over for a couple hundred calories?
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    Originally Posted by PBateman2 View Post
    X2. Imperative especially to get 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight.
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    Gram/Pound of body weight.

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    Originally Posted by Murderfox View Post
    Yes.
    Ok I am about 6ft and 173 pounds. How many calories should my maintenance be? Do I just times my weight by 10? 1730 cals for maintenance?
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