View Full Version : Protein for muscles

02-18-2005, 07:29 AM
If I weigh 150lbs and 100lbs is muscle...and you follow the 1gram of protein per pound diet then you would be eating 150grams of protein. What about when you have a person who weighs 200lbs with 100lbs of mucle (So the same amount of muslce, just fatter). Doesn't the protein help with muscle growth and have nothing to do with fat. I may be wrong, this question may make no sense, but I just thought I would throw it out there.

I may be wrong (I gotta read more) But if protein is what helps muscle growth, then wouldn't protien be more based on how much muscle mass you have?

02-18-2005, 07:31 AM
If you want to get techniquel, protein consumption should mainly be based on muscle mass.
1gram/lbs is just a guide.

02-18-2005, 07:51 AM
SO if I have 160lbs of muscle mass...then I should eat 160grams of protein? No matter whether I gain or lose fat in the process?

02-18-2005, 09:22 AM
rough estimate:

160-180 cutting
180-200 bulking

02-18-2005, 04:45 PM
dont eat protein based on muscle mass, eat it based on weight. that general formula is meant to allow for some fat weight.

02-18-2005, 06:41 PM
1 gram per pound of body weight...no need to complicate it.