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Aslin
12-07-2005, 12:32 PM
Ok, just a quick question. Is it still a good idea to eat lots of protein even though you're already quite big? Im quite fat and i want to work off the fat and get a leaner, musclier look. What should I eat? Is it still a good idea to eat plenty of protein?

muscleup
12-07-2005, 12:39 PM
Fat is not Optimus Prime and will never have the ability to 'transform' into muscle.

Protein is important whether you are big or not.

Aslin
12-07-2005, 12:42 PM
i see... So how much protein we talking about? its a gram for every lb of your weight?

muscleup
12-07-2005, 12:47 PM
lbm = your weight minus your fat. so if you weigh 200lbs and are 20% BF then you take 200 - 20% = 160g protein minimum daily.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
12-07-2005, 01:53 PM
Where did you get the "minus the fat" thing from?

Manveet
12-07-2005, 01:56 PM
Yes, eat protein and healthy fats.

You can cut calories from your carb intake.

HARDI
12-07-2005, 02:20 PM
Where did you get the "minus the fat" thing from?

i never heard of that

muscleup
12-07-2005, 04:09 PM
Where did you get the "minus the fat" thing from?
I thought the calculation of lean body mass was your weight without counting in the fat.

So wouldn't you subtract (minus) the % of fat on your body to get the LBM number?

a 200lb person that is 20%BF has about 40lbs of fat on them, so 200 - 40 = 160lbm

Scarz, am I messed up?

JustinASU
12-07-2005, 04:46 PM
Meh, I say eat as much protein as possible, staying within your caloric restraints. Protein is a very anabolic macronutrient.

Optimum08
12-07-2005, 04:53 PM
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Shao-LiN
12-07-2005, 05:32 PM
I thought the calculation of lean body mass was your weight without counting in the fat.

So wouldn't you subtract (minus) the % of fat on your body to get the LBM number?

a 200lb person that is 20%BF has about 40lbs of fat on them, so 200 - 40 = 160lbm

Scarz, am I messed up?

You're calculations are right.

Built
12-07-2005, 05:55 PM
Meh, I say eat as much protein as possible, staying within your caloric restraints. Protein is a very anabolic macronutrient.

I'll add here that it basically comes down to satiety - protein and fat are satisfying, which is important on a cut.

And I've found that the leaner I am, the more protein my body seems to require. While I was still quite fat, a gram of protein per pound LBM worked nicely. Now I'm at closer to two grams per pound LBM.

tigo
12-07-2005, 06:42 PM
Fat is not Optimus Prime and will never have the ability to 'transform' into muscle.

Protein is important whether you are big or not.

hahahah TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE
going in my sig :d

protein is necessary especially if youre on a cut.. otherwise the lbm wil lcome rght off

Aslin
12-08-2005, 06:44 AM
damn ok, i have always assumed that protein was only for skinnier guys who want to bulk up and gain weight (shows how much i know eh? :( ) I have been trying to cut my body fat % for a while now but untill now i have been eating probably less than 50g of protein per day, gonna boost that up to around 130g and cut out the carbs... Better get used to tuna for breakfast lol

HILL
12-08-2005, 07:39 AM
i always base my protein just on normal weight not lbm so i know im getting enough ad im usually above that as well lol

anasthetic
12-08-2005, 09:19 AM
Although most people probably raise all macronutrients on a bulk, carbs are usually raised in the greatest proportion.