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hummus97
12-26-2013, 10:12 PM
got all the excess calories down, carbs, fat, and everything else except for the protein.

165 pounds and i'm eating around 90gr of protein a day.


will I not make gains at all?

determined4000
12-26-2013, 10:23 PM
you will gain more fat than the amount of muscle you could potentially put on

health4life24
12-26-2013, 10:23 PM
What is the point of this thread? Why speculate about what would happen if you did so and so. Why not just eat like you are supposed to and fulfill your macro and micro nutrient requirements? Or is there a legitimate reason why you cannot eat enough protein?

Brenden061
12-26-2013, 10:25 PM
what good is a crew of 100 guys on a construction site without enough bricks to build a house?

determined4000
12-26-2013, 10:31 PM
what good is a crew of 100 guys on a construction site without enough bricks to build a house?unions?

ErikTheElectric
12-26-2013, 10:45 PM
1. You wouldn't put on muscle like you could be if you were eating more protein..
2. All you really need is 1g/lb of LBM.. so your intake is fine (from the looks of it)

hummus97
12-26-2013, 11:18 PM
will there be gains, or no gains at all? someone said if you don't eat at least 0.5 per pound you weigh. you will not make ANY gains not even the slightest bit, is this a rumor?

hummus97
12-26-2013, 11:23 PM
What is the point of this thread? Why speculate about what would happen if you did so and so. Why not just eat like you are supposed to and fulfill your macro and micro nutrient requirements? Or is there a legitimate reason why you cannot eat enough protein?

my legitimate reason is being a broke teenager living with parents who do not want to spend any more money on food than they already are so I am left with around 0.5 protein per pound of weight on a bulk. and i started this thread to collect some hope to not quit lifting entirely because i will never make gains

ACSZZ1988
12-26-2013, 11:27 PM
Can you afford whey? 2 scoops on top of the food your parents buy would add another 50 g

jmariano
12-26-2013, 11:33 PM
I don't know why people ultimately link protein intake directly with muscle gain. Does it play a big role? Yes. But it's not the reason why you put on muscle. Caloric surplus is 100% the reason why you build muscle. Protein, along with fat, carbs, nutrients, and vitamins all mixed together make food, which if you essentially "eat too much of", will make you bigger. Protein alone won't make you gain, or lose muscle. Eating more protein than the "average joe" will help with muscle gain, but it won't be the complete cause of it.

Growing muscles is essentially repairing, and protein aids in that.

If you were hitting enough cals for a bulk, then yes you will make gains. 90g of protein will suck at 165lbs though, I can definitely tell you that. You will be sore, take more time to recover, and generally feel defeated....but that comes with a lack of any essential macronutrient. Obsessing over protein, IMO, is just overall bodybuilding culture and commercialism seeped into our brains which have been coated with a thick layer of broscience.

For example, I clean bulk 2900 calories each day. I never count or obsess over protein once during the day, I just eat the right stuff, and at the end of the day when I check my logs, I'm always on goal. I don't always hit carbs or fat, but protein is never a problem.

Just eat right and work out. That's the simplest answer!