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Old 04-27-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
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Big question about my muscle building

Ok..I just read that if you dont eat 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight daily that you will not gain anything.

Well...Since I have started working out I have gotten a bit bigger, and I have been eating a good 30-80 grams more protein than I did before I started, but I still only get about 100g a day and I weigh 145..

Im not eating as much as I should, but still a lot, will I still gain lots over time?

 
Old 04-27-2004, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: Big question about my muscle building

You're probably getting close to the amount you need, so you should see ok-ish results. Technically, you only need 1g per lb of lean mass, so if you weighed 145 at 15% body fat (for example) you'd need around 120-125g protein per day. I'd up my protein intake a little to ensure a decent level of protein synthesis. A extra 30g protein per day isn't really a lot.

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Old 04-28-2004, 05:38 AM   #3
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Re: Big question about my muscle building

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You're probably getting close to the amount you need, so you should see ok-ish results. Technically, you only need 1g per lb of lean mass, so if you weighed 145 at 15% body fat (for example) you'd need around 120-125g protein per day. I'd up my protein intake a little to ensure a decent level of protein synthesis. A extra 30g protein per day isn't really a lot.
Ok, I gotcha, but will I still see results? I figure im getting anywhere from 60-100 grams of protein per day, mostly above 80g per day.

 
Old 04-28-2004, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: Big question about my muscle building

At 100g/day, yes, but not as much as you would if you increased it. 100g should be an absolute minimum for your weight, assuming you don't have a very low bf%. Why can you not just eat a bit more?

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Old 04-28-2004, 10:55 AM   #5
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Re: Big question about my muscle building

Because I dont want to force myself to eat too much, I am concerned about my body and I dont want to gain too much body fat. At night when I go to sleep i've eaten so much in the day my belly seems like its protruding (well it is, but thats not normal for me).

Actually, i've been really packing on the protein in this last week and have noticed a solid 3-5 pound increase when I step on the weight scale.

So keep some advice coming guys I would like to know everything you can throw at me that you think may help me in my journey to gaining faster muscles.

 
Old 04-29-2004, 09:40 AM   #6
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Re: Big question about my muscle building

When you eat your proteins is possibly important as how much you eat. Try to get several 20-30 g servings of protein within the 3 hours immediately following your workout. This is the period that Paul Cribb of AST Sports Science suggests your body will most efficiently synthesize protein. Paul recommends a protein intake schedule something like this:

25 g a few minutes before workout

25 g immediately following workout

25 g one hour after workout

25 g two hours after workout

25 g three hours after workout

It has worked for me-- great gains, faster recovery.
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