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minnaer1
02-17-2010, 04:46 PM
How much protein do you need to keep muscle gained while doing a cut phase? I current try and get about 1.5 - 2.0 grams of protein per pound. So what is optimal to keep muscle gained while reducing calories?

acs12
02-17-2010, 07:44 PM
How much protein do you need to keep muscle gained while doing a cut phase? I current try and get about 1.5 - 2.0 grams of protein per pound. So what is optimal to keep muscle gained while reducing calories?

The International Sports Sciences Association recommends 1.0g of protein per lb of muscle mass as a minimum when dieting (see ww w.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm) (remove the space in the link). There's really no need to go way over that amount, but it can't hurt to have more (within reason).

BodyControl
02-17-2010, 07:56 PM
You just need 1g/ lb lean body mass

asto_86
02-17-2010, 08:15 PM
You just need 1g/ lb lean body mass

yup..
put about 20% into fat and the rest of the cals in carbs ;)

determined4000
02-17-2010, 08:23 PM
yup..
put about 20% into fat and the rest of the cals in carbs ;)

no fat need is weight based as well (.4-.5g/lb)

asto_86
02-17-2010, 08:25 PM
no fat need is weight based as well (.4-.5g/lb)

hmm.. that works too i'm sure :)


lol.. I got in 23% fat today at 68g's

i weigh about 170

170 x .4=68

fbarkho
02-17-2010, 08:33 PM
any of you know where to get fresh live crawfish?

asto_86
02-17-2010, 08:34 PM
any of you know where to get fresh live crawfish?

down by the river? or creek?

determined4000
02-17-2010, 08:41 PM
hmm.. that works too i'm sure :)


lol.. I got in 23% fat today at 68g's

i weigh about 170

170 x .4=68

you specifically would probably be better off at the higher end of the range because you are so lean. I am sure you are doing fine (I know you love your bananas and cereal :)) but, FYI macro % are meaningless.
Ex. If you are 150lbs and maintain at 2300 you don't need less fat than a 150lbs guy who maintains at 2800.

asto_86
02-17-2010, 08:48 PM
you specifically would probably be better off at the higher end of the range because you are so lean. I am sure you are doing fine (I know you love your bananas and cereal :)) but, FYI macro % are meaningless.
Ex. If you are 150lbs and maintain at 2300 you don't need less fat than a 150lbs guy who maintains at 2800.

ahh.. i see. good example. reps to ya :)

and yes, bananas, cereal, and honey.... and ice cream. lol

Doc_Schmidt
02-17-2010, 10:16 PM
any of you know where to get fresh live crawfish?

At the pet store.