How many grams of Protein per day do you take in on average? Does it differ on non-workout days?
I am on a 2300 calorie per day diet and am taking in 170-180 a day. Thoughts?
What is your weight and goals?
6'2 - 105kg (231lb) - 14%bf
B: 137.5kg (303lb)
S: 172.5kg (380lb)
D: 227.5kg (502lb)
I take between 200-250, usually closer to 200. I don't vary much from day to day, though I do make a conscious effort to take in more depending on whether I did squats deads or arms and the amount of effort i exerted. I have even gone as low as 170 and not noticed any adverse effects. 150 and below and I just do not recover in time for my next workout and I burn out really fast. I am between 260 and 270 pounds. I also pay alot of attention to insulin manipulation which I think plays a big role in recovery and muscle building. Here is a typical day
morning - 2 scoops opticen, 1 insulin spike
mid morning - workout, protein shake after, insulin spike
afternoon - lunch, high protein usually chicken or fish
mid afternoon - some sort of high carb (this is relative) snack to get insulin up
early evening - dinner, protein with side of veggies
hour or two before bed - protein again, if its a shake then insulin spike, if not then no spike but no worries
edit: so that works out to be between 0.8g/lb to close to 1g/lb
Last edited by dynamo; 09-13-2009 at 07:49 AM.
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600(520x3 2xBW) Dead Lift
500(495x1) ATG Squat
365 Front Squat
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I would say anywhere from 110-450 grams a day.
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I'd aim for 1g-1.5g per pound of body weight; that's the general concensus...some even go for 2g. Definitely not less than a gram though.
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I get in around 200-220.
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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