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Old 09-02-2011, 09:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Trevor Lane View Post
Well, that depends. I'm of the opinion that there is no such thing as "too much protein" but the protein that does not become muscle will fill your toilet bowl.
Not to put you in the spotlight or correct you, but rather for educational purposes: There is such a thing as too much protein. There have been studies linking excessive protein intake and kidney problems. That's neither here nor there really; your recommendation of 1.2g is not going to pose risk to the health of an athlete.

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What's your bodyweight, and how much do you want to gain? Generally speaking, maintenence intake is about 12 calories per lb of bodyweight with about 1.2 g of protein per lb each day. Bulking on the other hand generally consist of eating 15-20 cals per lb with 1.5-2g of protein per lb. To bulk cleanly I personally say take whatever fat naturally accompanies your protein sources and minimize carbs.
As Off-Road called it, you want to be looking at 1.2g per pound of LBM. With skinnier people the recommendation of per pound of body weight is not going to hurt anyone, but when you're dealing with obese individuals, specifically the really heavy guys, their intake could be far too excessive.

There have been several studies, which can be found on pubmed, that show .8g-1.2g per pound of LBM is sufficient for athletes. If you're bulking, 1.5 isn't going to hurt, but 2g per pound of LBM offers little to no benefit.

Again, this is in the context of an individual who trains frequently and regularly.
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