I need about 180g of protein a day. Do I take this much even on days that I take off?
No one answered, lol.
We don't eat much meat in my family. It's not that easy for me to get enough protein without using a powder. Can yall stop being wise guys, and just answer my question.
Last edited by rambusanna; 08-09-2009 at 05:25 PM.
You have to find the way to get the amount you need. My uncle started to bulk at 28 because he didnt have money to eat a truck of protein everyday.
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I have a related question. I'm going to eat the 175 grams I need to grow but how do you know what is too much for your kidneys? Are there any warning signs that you could be doing damage or do you just find out when you're in the hospital and its too late?
It seems like a lot of people take 1 gram per pound of lean body mass and are completely fine, but some advise taking 2 grams per pound which I won't do. I'm perfectly healthy so I imagine I'd be fine but is there anything to look out for?
Sorry if this is in the stickies as I couldn't see it anywhere..
So, do I eat the same amount of protein on the days that I am not working out? I am gonna go with the WBB Original.
www.bodybuilding.com under the "how much protein" section.
Last edited by rambusanna; 08-09-2009 at 05:35 PM.
Yes, eat the same amount.
I think its like .85~ 1.5g to grow? I'm not 100% sure on that. I eat about 1.5~2g per/lb every day. If your drinking enough water, which you should be, your kidneys should be fine.
1.5-2 grams per pound of bodyweight is the high end. I would say use some rotation with the protein. We do it with carbs with alot of success. 1-2 grams....give it a go.
Those guys that are getting kidney damage either have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking something else besides your standard protein, creatine, and a multi-vitamin.
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Deadlift: 100 lbs Deadlift: 330 lbs
Yeah there is no real data to point to kidney damage. Jose Antonio has some articles on this subject and the MYTHS from too much protein.