Protien requirements

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    May 18, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    I have just found out that for the past year I have not been eating enough protien to build muscle? Does anyone on here know what amout it takes, it seems to be hard to eat over 200g a day. And do you need to consume that amount on days you are not training ? I work out 4 days in a row on, and 3 off. Thanks for your help in advance!
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    May 18, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    Well bro, this varies a lot and there are as many opinions as people on this. In general though it depends a lot on your body type, how fast you generally are capable of building muscle and your metabolic speed. If you are training to build muscle, and by this I hope you are lifting intensely, 1 gram per pound of bodyweight is generally the accepted baseline. Although I know some guys that are definitely in that 1.5 to 1.8 grams per pound category. You will find it difficult to get the necessary amounts of protein at those levels without protein supplementation. I recommend that you check out Optimum Nutrition's Pro Complex, it has a great amino acid profile, it tastes great, disolves well, and has a mix of both fast and slow digesting protein that creates a sort of time release action of continuous protein release. Based on your profile weight you should be aiming for a a range of protein between 150 and 270 grams, and I seriously would consider being at the higher end of that instead of the lower.

    Good luck

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    May 21, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    Thank MMTM,
    I was eating about 100g they advised me to eat 240 that's going to be hard to do though.. So I started and am at around 200 now. We'll see what happens?