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mattbau43
09-13-2009, 05:36 AM
How many grams of Protein per day do you take in on average? Does it differ on non-workout days?

I am on a 2300 calorie per day diet and am taking in 170-180 a day. Thoughts?

tom183
09-13-2009, 07:27 AM
What is your weight and goals?

dynamo
09-13-2009, 07:45 AM
I take between 200-250, usually closer to 200. I don't vary much from day to day, though I do make a conscious effort to take in more depending on whether I did squats deads or arms and the amount of effort i exerted. I have even gone as low as 170 and not noticed any adverse effects. 150 and below and I just do not recover in time for my next workout and I burn out really fast. I am between 260 and 270 pounds. I also pay alot of attention to insulin manipulation which I think plays a big role in recovery and muscle building. Here is a typical day

morning - 2 scoops opticen, 1 insulin spike

mid morning - workout, protein shake after, insulin spike

afternoon - lunch, high protein usually chicken or fish

mid afternoon - some sort of high carb (this is relative) snack to get insulin up

early evening - dinner, protein with side of veggies

hour or two before bed - protein again, if its a shake then insulin spike, if not then no spike but no worries

edit: so that works out to be between 0.8g/lb to close to 1g/lb

VikingWarlord
09-13-2009, 08:12 AM
What is your weight and goals?

This.

Are you getting the results you're after doing what you're doing? If yes, don't worry about changing things. If no, answer this question.

Davey
09-13-2009, 02:36 PM
I would say anywhere from 110-450 grams a day.

platypus
09-13-2009, 10:57 PM
I'd aim for 1g-1.5g per pound of body weight; that's the general concensus...some even go for 2g. Definitely not less than a gram though.

NickAus
09-13-2009, 11:02 PM
I get in around 200-220.
Good luck.