How much protein to grow?  

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Twindragon
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25/06/2018 10:45 am  

I was reading somewhere that to grow muscle you need to consume at least 20x your body weight in calories and 2 - 2.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Would that mean you have to eat more every week because if you gain weight that numbers gunna increase.

Is there any point in bodybuilding that you can take a break from eating so much? I mean stuff happens like whats the most amount of time you can go without eating as much as what you are suppose to without affecting gains etc.


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jboldman
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25/06/2018 4:31 pm  

different bodytypes require different amounts of nutrition. protein needs range from a gram to 3 gram /lb of lean bodyweight. one formula does not fit all and when you arrive at the weight you happy with, ie bodyfat % and muscle mass you will then be on a static caloric requirement and the amount of food will drop considerably.

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guijr
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25/06/2018 5:09 pm  

IMHO, sometimes eating to much leads to corpulence, that means gaining unwanted fat mass, specially if one is a natural athlete and does not do cardio training on daily basis.

The greatest impact in gaining fat is carbs, so consuming low (complex) carbs, moderate to high protein is my secret to success at this time.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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need2getbigger
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25/06/2018 6:07 pm  

I think if your eating 1-3g per lb is key, but without carbs and calories you won't grow as fast. You need calories throughout the day, even just a maintance regimen, or bulking load. Even with AAS you need to eat like a hog, then you can get cut. Depends on your matabolizim too, some people can add 1000 calories and hardly gain weight, others will blow up. I read that shit or get off the pot article, and found it pretty helpful. Complex carbs are key also, but I feel simple carbs are important in pre/post workout. A problem I had was working out and eating enough protein before exercise, along with throughout the day couldn't combat the soreness I had 2-3 days after working out. 75G of simple/complex carbs after I worked out fixed it... There's a post workout drink called countdown, it's 13$ for 2lb and on sale I got it for 9$ today and recommend it for people who don't have time to mix carbs and protein, I always double the serving : ) Little off topic , my .02


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HugeDeep
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25/06/2018 6:43 pm  

i have always use 1.5g/lb. For me that is a lot of protein. As said already, everyone is different. If you have a slow metabolism, you dont want to eat too much. See what works for you.

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liftsiron
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25/06/2018 7:24 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
different bodytypes require different amounts of nutrition. protein needs range from a gram to 3 gram /lb of lean bodyweight. one formula does not fit all and when you arrive at the weight you happy with, ie bodyfat % and muscle mass you will then be on a static caloric requirement and the amount of food will drop considerably.

jb

Well said bro. I personally find that 1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight does me well.

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guijr
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25/06/2018 7:56 pm  

"1 to 3 grams per bodyweight?" or "1 to 3 grams per lean body weight", the two are different things! What do you think?

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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