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Monkeybrains
12-17-2001, 12:40 PM
In this article (http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/articles/nutrition/protein_2/) it says that the RDA of protein is sufficient for people doing weight training.

If thats true, why do all the weight lifting sites tell you to consume huge amounts?

Reinier
12-17-2001, 01:59 PM
its not true.

RDA = bwahahahaahahhah

ElPietro
12-17-2001, 02:09 PM
I think this value is much disputed and I'm not sure anyone has a completely reliable answer. While I expect supplement companies to promote a higher level of protein consumption, I'm also unsure what the RDA would consider someone who is resistance training. Also, are they factoring in complete and partial protein sources?

Jane
12-17-2001, 02:57 PM
hmm... the references all range from 1989-1994. Thats a little shady in my opinion, I mean, a decade is a long time.

Neil
12-17-2001, 03:48 PM
anyone who's ever bumped their protein to 1.5 to 2 g per pound while resistance training will tell you it makes a huge difference, I also think the RDA is crap.

Delphi
12-17-2001, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Jane
hmm... the references all range from 1989-1994. Thats a little shady in my opinion, I mean, a decade is a long time.

The human body has changed that much in the last 10 years? j/k

I don't think the USRDA's are adequate for weightlifters, but the fact that the sources are from 1989-1994 isn't necessarily a bad thing. In any field of research if the definitive studies have been done then there's not a whole lot of sense in repeating them. Something about reinventing the wheel...

pastdoubt
12-17-2001, 03:54 PM
RDA is the recommended amount for lazy people.

Shocker
12-17-2001, 04:44 PM
RDA is the recommended amount for lazy people.

hehe - so true.
Gonna use that as my definition from now on...

i.e. "how-not-to-do-anything-less-than-the-bare-minimum" lifestyle guide. 'how much protien do i need to catch the bus, and how much to open the fridge~

sorry, got a bit carried away... ;)