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Started By hutchison57 (summerville, pa, U.S.A.)

Started on: 7/17/2008 5:09:36 PM, viewed 294 times

has anyone here eaten only .36 grams per pound of bodyweight and still gained muscle mass?

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perrymk (Havana, FL, U.S.A.) on 7/17/2008 5:31:54 PM

"For a 220 pound bodybuilder, daily protein requirements would be 80 grams."

Mike Mentzer, Heavy Duty Nutrition, , page 9

80/220 = 0.36

I did not actually count the grams of protein consumed during my recent muscle weight gain of about 6 pounds, but I would estimate it between 0.35 and 0.4 grams per pound.

Treetrunk (South Houston, texas, U.S.A.) on 7/26/2008 9:49:03 PM

I don′t count either but i know i haven′t even eaten 1 gram of protein per lb (like many recommend) on a regular basis. BUT i know i′ve lost a good amount of body fat yet i also gain a good couple of lbs of muscle.

But i did made sure to keep my diet low in fats and i also made sure i had enough carbs too.

perrymk (Havana, FL, U.S.A.) on 7/27/2008 9:21:08 AM

While on a weight loss diet many years ago I made a point of tracking every calorie and also every gram of carb, fat, and protein. At least tracked as best I could. I found that between 60 and 80 grams of protein was good for me. Any more and I got gassy. This was at a pudgy starting bodyweight of 188 pounds or so, dropping to the 170s in a few weeks. My strength remained fairly constant.

Now I use a percent bodyfat scale as well as training/poundage log and occasionaly a tape measure to help track body composition.

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