Originally Posted by Saul Good
Does anyone have any advice/recommendations on protein powders? How many grams per day?
I've been told I need one gram per pound of body weight per day, but holy shit...that's a ton. I'm 166 pounds. What are some of the bigger guys in the weight loss thread supposed to do? Seriously, you've got guys over there who weigh around four bills. Are they just supposed to pour they entire container into a give gallon bucket of water and slam it?
That's 13 scoops a day of that shit for just under 400 grams of protein.
I have experimented with a mix of protein amounts and continued heavy lifting over the years. For years I was 180lbs and getting 300 g of protein a day. Tons of chicken, shakes, tuna.
This past year, I continued to lift heavy like I always do and now get between 120-180 g of protein a day. I am gaining strength great right now and I definitely think the extreme high protein diets recommended to many bodybuilders are likely not needed. No harm if you like eating like that (the stress on the kidneys worries are bullshit!) but it isn't a requirement for muscle/strength gains. I still recommend 120-150 g protein for most trying to gain muscle/strength or lose fat.