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frankm007
02-02-2004, 08:12 PM
what percent (or how many grams) of protein do you guys eat? what it is current weight and goal. thanks :)

Saint Patrick
02-02-2004, 08:19 PM
I eat around 200g no matter what my goals are.

hemants
02-03-2004, 06:18 AM
I think percentage will depend on whether you are bulking or cutting.

If you are getting 0.8g per pound of bodyweight then that is more than enough.

(ie. I don't believe there's a single study confirming that any more than that is necessary for a bodybuilder)

geoffgarcia
02-03-2004, 08:23 AM
yah...I eat roughly 190-250 and weigh about 185

harryhoudini66
02-03-2004, 08:56 AM
140-175 grams. My goal is to lose weight. I am currently about 15 pounds over my goal weight.

The Icon27
02-06-2004, 04:53 PM
.8-1.0 prots per pound of bodyweight on average should be plenty...but I say that I eat more, around 250 per day and I weight 225-230 so I don't know what the hell I'm talking about

Spartacus
02-06-2004, 07:47 PM
i eat around .9g/kg as i'm poor, and have a fast metabolism

so 10-15%

Rastaman
02-07-2004, 03:02 AM
About .8 to 1.0 grams per lb whether I'm cutting or bulking. The only thing that really fluctuates in my diet are carbs.

EdgarMex
02-07-2004, 11:40 AM
175-190g, for me that's slightly over 1g per lb

frankm007
02-07-2004, 12:07 PM
u guys don't seem to be taking in too much protein... i take in almost 300g (30% of 3700 calories)... =/ am i wasting my money? where does the bulk of ur calories come from? 350g carbs and 120g fat

BoDEAN
02-07-2004, 12:53 PM
What are your big sources of protein that you are eatting? Tuna? Chicken breats all day?

frankm007
02-07-2004, 01:41 PM
tuna, chicken & fish..eggs sometimes to replace the tuna...

mikey4402
02-07-2004, 01:46 PM
I think percentage will depend on whether you are bulking or cutting.

If you are getting 0.8g per pound of bodyweight then that is more than enough.

(ie. I don't believe there's a single study confirming that any more than that is necessary for a bodybuilder)
i would shoot for around 1-1.5 per pound,at least thats what i do. i do belive bodybuilders need more protien then normal people.

KingJustin
02-16-2004, 05:54 PM
There has not been a single study that has shown that x amount of protein is too much for muscle building (and strength) purposes. On the other hand, there have been studies showing that as much as 4.2g/lb of BW is beneficial. Obviously, you'll want to be taking in a lot of water and maybe add in some pineapples. Note that as far as I know, too much protein can cause damage to the kidneys and that can be a deterrent from taking too much. From my experience, the more protein, the better. Be sure to take a look at how much protein Phil Harrington takes in.

To answer the original question, right now, I take in probably around 250-300g of protein and I weigh about 208 lbs. I'd probably have more but it's too expensive.

TiGeR AK
02-17-2004, 12:54 AM
i think protein intake is highly overrated. I think it's just a scheme by all the supplement companies to scare bodybuilders into buying protein powder.

i used to try to get in 250+g of protein at 190 lbs of weight and just noticed that i was getting too many calories and instead, just getting chubby from the increased caloric intake. i thought it was the necessary tradeoff to keep my muscle gains.

i have since dropped the protein to maybe half that amount, and have experienced no loss in strength or muscle mass... while stripping off a lot of that excess fat, as my calories are a lot closer to maintenance now. still making the same gains as before, just without the extra flab.

i personally think all that extra protein is overkill, and doesn't even get utilized in muscle synthesis. But, to each his own.

hemants
02-17-2004, 05:50 AM
"i would shoot for around 1-1.5 per pound,at least thats what i do. i do belive bodybuilders need more protien then normal people"

Bodybuilders DO need more protein than normal people. Normal people only need about 0.3g/lb of bodyweight.

"there have been studies showing that as much as 4.2g/lb of BW is beneficial."

My BS flag is up. Can you quote a peer reviewed citation? Thanks.