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    Question about protein Intakes

    Hey guys I have a question about protein intake. So Iíve had a few programs or even a coach at one point and literally everyone/ every book suggests a different protein %.


    Kinobody is .8g per lb
    Bigger leaner stronger is 1.2g per lb
    A coach I had was almost 1.4g per lb


    Those are just a few examples. The fat % is usually the same all around that Iíve experienced but Iím just wondering is there any mega benefit to eating so much protein like these other programs/books suggest other than more protein keeps you full? I had pretty great results when eating 1.4g per lb honestly but it was almost like a contest prep and doing stuff like 25 mins of cardio and each week increased 5 mins until you hit an hour.


    Does eating so much protein help more when it comes to muscle sparing when cutting? Or is it so small of a detail it doesnít matter.

    What about when on a cycle what benefit doesnít higher protein have?

    thanks everyone

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    lost me at kinobody... that dude is such a feminine vagina what the fuuuuk.
    go with 1 gram per lb of bodyweight, adjust up/down based on results and goals

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    IMO, 1 gram of protein per Leans body weight. A little more is not a real problem but I wouldn't go less.

    As for a cut, your lean muscle mass should not be changing so your protein need will not change. Losing weight requires a reduction in carbs, fats or both; don't change your protein intake. Some rules change if you're trying to get to 6 BF but for the most part, stick to 1 gram.
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    I take in 1g per pound of bodyweight. I have been putting on good muscle and staying fairly lean.
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    But protein is so delicious!!!

    Seriously though, I'm amazed when people say they have a had time eating enough protein. Stupid salad munchers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibsonator View Post
    lost me at kinobody... that dude is such a feminine vagina what the fuuuuk.
    go with 1 gram per lb of bodyweight, adjust up/down based on results and goals
    Quote Originally Posted by snake View Post
    IMO, 1 gram of protein per Leans body weight. A little more is not a real problem but I wouldn't go less.

    As for a cut, your lean muscle mass should not be changing so your protein need will not change. Losing weight requires a reduction in carbs, fats or both; don't change your protein intake. Some rules change if you're trying to get to 6 BF but for the most part, stick to 1 gram.
    Quote Originally Posted by tinymk View Post
    I take in 1g per pound of bodyweight. I have been putting on good muscle and staying fairly lean.
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    Pay attention to these three. All are huge, all say 1 gram per lb.
    Now if you know what youíre worth then get out there and get what youíre worth

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    x2, what the Bros are telling ye. Don't overthink it - 1 gram per Lb bodyweight and get it in consistently.

    There's no magic formula (.8, 1.2, 1.4 - cracks me up).

    If yer in contest prep than ye need that level of precision. If yer just looking to add quality mass, 1 gram per is simple to remember and works for most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NbleSavage View Post
    x2, what the Bros are telling ye. Don't overthink it - 1 gram per Lb bodyweight and get it in consistently.

    There's no magic formula (.8, 1.2, 1.4 - cracks me up).

    If yer in contest prep than ye need that level of precision. If yer just looking to add quality mass, 1 gram per is simple to remember and works for most.
    i was being coached and it was kinda like a contest prep but I wasn’t doing like a carb depletion toward the end or anything but I was doing everything else and had great results with 1.4 honestly but I didn’t like eating that that much protein for 12 weeks

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    My understanding is eating more protein is also more thermogenic because your body has to work harder to process it. The downside to too much protein is it just turns to fat, or that was what I have read. The magic “too much” number appears to be 2g/lb lean body weight. Everyone is different but these guys have given you a good guideline of 1g/lb lean body weight.


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