How Much Protein?

  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 02, 2009 6:46 PM GMT
    OK I am about 125-130 lbs somewhere around there. I know you are suppose to take that amount in protein. I have a whey protein where 2 scoops is 52g of protein. How much is too much of this drink? I get protein from food as well. Usually I take 52g a day (splitting the drink after work out and later on in the day) Is that enough? Or should I be taking more? Like two 52g servings a day?
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 09, 2009 5:26 AM GMT
    hello?? anyone?icon_rolleyes.gif
  • me35mtl

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    Sep 09, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    i remember my trainer told me that your body can only handle so much protein, and if you over do it, your body basically pisses out the rest of it without absorbing it.. (at least thats what they told me about protein shakes)..
    I just wish i remember how much it was..

    sorry man
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    Sep 09, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    Depending on who you ask if you're on a regimented strength training program it's about 1.2-1.8 grams per lb of lean body mass (not TOTAL body mass). Some go overboard and say 2.2 grams, but in the end protein is not the determining factor for WHY people put so much emphasis on protein (i.e, ok if I take LOTS of protein then I will have HUGE muscle gains!), which is not how it works.

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    Sep 09, 2009 6:05 AM GMT
    Sound advice ^
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 09, 2009 7:31 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidSound advice ^


    yah it's great but not none of you answered my question icon_sad.gif

    Is like over 100g of protein from a shake too much?
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    Sep 11, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    It kinda does icon_wink.gif Calculate what your lean body mass is in lbs (you'll need to know your bodyfat % to subtract) and then multiply that x 1.2 - 1.8, provided you are on a structured strength training program.

    As far as relying too much on the shake...the general nutrition consensus is that you should get the majority of your nutrients from a variety of real food, so aim to get in good amounts of lean chicken breast, turkey, healthy fatty fish such as salmon, legume-based protein such as beans and rice combined, and even some steak is quite good (some people think red meat is VERBOTEN, but it has good nutritional properties). Shakes are great for convenient post-workout nutrition and to top off your daily protein values, but should not be the basis of your nutritional intake.