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    Protein intake??

    Ok brahs heres the thing ive recently ran into a few money problems and i havent been able to get as much food into my diet as i normally would,ive always bought into the whole 1 pound of protein per gram of bodyweight thing and recently ive only been eating as little as about 130 grams of protein a day(carbs are still about 300-350) yet i am still making strength gains on almost every exercise and i still notice small improvements in my physique,and im wondering whether i ever needed all that protein

    the first thing i thought was that it was down to my fairly low activity levels as i dont have the most strenuous gym schedule
    monday;off
    tuesday:chest/bis/tris
    wednesdayff
    thursday:legs/abs
    fridayff
    saturdayff
    sunday:shoulders/back

    however the job im in involves a fair bit of physical activity usually in the form of pushing /pulling 200-300kgs(on wheels) worth of merchandise round a warehouse or lifting 15-20kg crates for the whole shift

    and on top of this sometimes my sleep can be awful only getting as much as 5-6 hours

    A few other guys at the gym that ive spoke to seem to think they need to eat 1 g per lb as well however these guys usually train more frequently than me upto 6 days a week and do more cardio(i barely do any)/higher volume workouts than me,the the majority of them being larger than me as well as a few of them not being natural

    so to wrap this **** up. Is it really optimal for me to really be eating 180 grams plus in protein everyday,or should i just not bother wasting my money on all the food and supplements??

    any help is appreciated
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    Originally Posted by LiamG9654 View Post
    ,ive always bought into the whole 1 pound of protein per gram of bodyweight thing
    Funny typo is funny.
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    my apolgies bro
    *1 gram per pound of bodyweight
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    There's more research being done as we speak on optimal protein intake for lean, weight-training individuals, but the general consensus right now is that 1g per pound of LBM (lean body mass) is optimal, and anything more than that is fine, but not necessarily beneficial. Unless you're on a cut, then some would raise it to as high as 1.2g per pound of LBM.
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