I am very very confused on something. Is it true that 1 g of protein to 1 lb of weight? I am confused because that would mean a ton of protein for me. Also to clarify people gave me mathmatical equations to find out how much protein to take. Another thing to consider is the protein intake is that 1g to 1lb of lean muscle mass?
It depends. I'd say start at 1g, when your gains stall increase carbs and fats but not protein. If that doesn't work, increase protein to 1.5g. When you stall again, increase carbs and fats and so on. Do not increase protein until after determining that an increase of 1000kcal per day do not do the trick.
Okay I will do a 250g to start im at 290ish. I am doing recomp so I am eatting 6 meals. Beakfast lunch dinner all solid comples carbs with protein the rest of the three are going to be post shakes and just on the go stuff.
but 250 is not a bad start.I just dont wanna consume too much to just xplode it out u know lol.
I feel you on getting sick of not only the taste, but additionally the cost of protein though. And as was stated earlier dont neglect the carbs and fats!
And i realize i'm going to get trashed for recommending that so much of your protein comes from shakes, but it's just a suggestion if you're struggling...
1 gram minimum
1.5 other times
depends on training.
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90% of days I do NOT get 1g of preotein per 1lbs of body weight. And I still see gains. I am only 185lbs though and not ever trying to be over 200lbs, so maybe for us smaller guys its not necessary to get 1 to 1. But if your trying to add like 50+ pounds of mass then yea go for it.
While >1g isn't explicitly required for muscle growth, I believe it may be optimal. For the bigger guys, 6 meals w/ 40g PRO /meal is 240g right there. With a little bit of planning it is very realistic.
If you listen to what Milos Sarcev has to say about macronutrient consumption, you would have to believe that not only is 1g protein/1lb of bodyweight ideal for sustaining normal function, BUT for a bodybuilder (depending on your bodytype and activity level) 1.5-2g protein/1lb bodyweight should be consumed. The reason I tend to agree with 1g/1lb of bw vs. 1g/1lb lean mass is because your body requires amino acids from protein to repair lean muscle tissue and maintain other body systems such as the skin, hair, nails, and organs. 1 lb of lean tissue takes 67 kcal daily to maintain, it takes an excess of that amount to build muscle tissue. If only 1g/1lb lean mass is taken in daily, I believe you run the risk of your body still cannabolizing its own muscle tissue for the amino acids necessary to build/rebuild lean tissue and sustain the other previously mentioned body systems. Trial and error is often the best method for deciding for yourself what your protein requirements are. Start with 1g/1lb of bw and re-access after a few weeks. If your honest with yourself and listen to your body, you won't go wrong.
OK I've done the protein shake routine, they have lots of protein but the carb content really throws things out of wack, especially when on a cutting phase, and it's hard to get enough protein out of just natural foods, I feel like a pig all day, what do you season veterans think, how do you get protein but minus the carbs, any Ideas
Whey Protein Isolate by ATW, as well ^
Tastes fine with water.
I'm 155lbs and my usual for bulking is around 180grams of Protein daily.