View Full Version : is 180g of protein enough for a 220 pound man?

09-17-2014, 09:59 AM
is 180g of protein enough for a 220 pound man or is it too low?

09-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Thats decent protien intake. Although some would argue otherwise. Just keep in mind in a cutting phase protien should be a little higher than if you're bulking.

Edit: At 6'4" 220, Im keeping mine from 190-220 while im cutting. Some would say thats a bit high, but I prefer it that way

09-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Enough for what?

09-17-2014, 11:44 AM
Yes, its generally recommended to have .6-.8g of protein per pound of bodyweight. However, protein intake matters more in a cut vs a bulk. There are many that advocate increasing protein intake during a cut. It is not as important during a bulk b/c you are in a surplus.

09-17-2014, 11:47 AM
The usual recommendation of 1g/lb of bodyweight is based on lean bodyweight, however when cutting some recommend increasing to 1.3g/lb or even higher. The optimum amount is likely to vary to some extent from person to person anyway, so it's probably worth experimenting a little and seeing what works best for you. Either way, knowing your lean mass and whether you are cutting or bulking would make it easier to give a more specific answer.

09-22-2014, 09:12 AM
is 180g of protein enough for a 220 pound man or is it too low?

At least 1 study showed .5-.7 g of protein per LBM was enough to avoid losing muscle during a diet. Many recommend a higher number if the deficit is more extreme or if the activity level is more extreme.

09-22-2014, 11:24 AM
0.8 x body weight