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BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 08:40 PM
I know they are both important. But which one is MORE important.

Would u rather be 500cals over and 50g of protein under ur goal or
500cals under and 50g over?

XxDeanerxX
11-14-2004, 08:42 PM
PROTEIN PROTEIN PROTEIN!! :thumbup:

Vido
11-14-2004, 08:43 PM
Bulking = calories

Cutting = protein

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 08:50 PM
so if i dont make my protein requirments all the time while bulking i should be ok?

Vido
11-14-2004, 09:05 PM
You don't have to meet ANY requirements on a daily basis, it's more a long term thing. You shouldn't be eating 75g of protein every day if you want to get big, but missing out on whatever you're shooting for once in a while won't matter.

Ak47
11-14-2004, 09:12 PM
Its not that hard to make either, the meal you cant make just take some peanut butter(natural) put it in milk, put some whey protein and your done, thats like 1000 cals and like 70 g's of protein..

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 09:17 PM
Ak47. I find it somewhat easy to take in 3000cals a day. but to take 200+g of protein a day i find that very hard. i can manage 150-170 but by then its bed time. 104g of protein comes from a shake!

Vido
11-14-2004, 09:26 PM
I'm eating 200-250g protein/day, and I'm eating less than 1200 cals (PSMF diet)...it's not that hard. Once I get back to bulking, that number will shoot up.

BlingMeter
11-14-2004, 09:31 PM
can i ask what your taking to shoot the protein that high without drinkin endless shakes of protein?

and when i go on a cut in feb i should be more worried about making calories correct?

Vido
11-14-2004, 09:36 PM
can i ask what your taking to shoot the protein that high without drinkin endless shakes of protein?

and when i go on a cut in feb i should be more worried about making calories correct?

dry cottage cheese, egg whites, tuna...it ain't glamourous, but it's getting the job done

When you cut, protein intake is extremely crucial. You're already going to be in a caloric deficit, you don't want a negative nitrogen balance on top of that or you're just asking for catabolism.

roidaroonie
11-14-2004, 10:03 PM
It's really hard to say which is more important during a bulking phase because they both go hand in hand. The protien is for building the muscles and recovery, where the calories are needed to execute heavier lifts. I weigh 240 right now, I only take in one shake a day post workout(about 60 grams), and I still manage to take in 3-350 grams of protien a day and usually 4-5000 cals a day. However, I eat 7-8 times a day and I have a grocery bill every week that's through the roof.

Vido
11-14-2004, 10:13 PM
where the calories are needed to execute heavier lifts.

The calories are needed to grow. You can't gain weight, muscle or fat, if you're not in a caloric surplus.