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Mission
10-06-2004, 04:25 PM
Obviously this has been debated a lot, but do I really need 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight to put on muscle and size. I've been following this rule of thumb for about a year, but could I get the same results by just having 100 grams of protein daily (double the RDA)?

Thanks

pruneman
10-06-2004, 04:59 PM
Many people way overshoot protein. You could make gains on 100g a day, but the gains may not be as large as they would be if you followed the 1g/lb of bodyweight.

STUNT101
10-06-2004, 05:55 PM
how much do you weigh?

Vido
10-06-2004, 06:02 PM
The RDA is based on a sedentary, 5'10 147 lb male. Do you want to be a sedentary, 5'10 147 male?

I don't think you could get the same results eating only 100g/day, but you could still get results.

migs
10-06-2004, 07:50 PM
vido, i go for 1g/lb to get 160g a day recently ive ben reading ppl say things like u need 1.5g/lb to put on sustainable muscle.

Vido
10-06-2004, 08:06 PM
vido, i go for 1g/lb to get 160g a day recently ive ben reading ppl say things like u need 1.5g/lb to put on sustainable muscle.

You don't have to consume 1.5g protein/lb bodyweight to grow. Some will claim they have more success doing so, which very well may be true, and others will not. The important things are "adequate protein intake" (which I would pin at 1g/lb bodyweight) and "total calories".