How many grams of protein

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How many grams of protein

#1 Postby lpranger467 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:49 pm

Hello all,

I just converted to a vegan diet, I'm 6'0 190 and want to stay this weight. I have some rice protein and wondered if I should also get some pea protein. I'm wondering how many grams I need, according to my weight he guidelines are somewhere upwards of 140 grams and most days I'm getting about I really need 140 grams to maintain-build size.

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Re: How many grams of protein

#2 Postby ishkur » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:14 pm

Bodies are all different. I found that I lost a bit of muscle when I dropped my protein from body weight to around 100g. I also found that my recovery was much slower and I had DOMs for a longer time. However, I have read many good outcomes of low protein intake from a few people... I just haven't found that in my experience. Overall, I believe a very spot on CLEAN diet along with eating enough food and adequate progressive lifting will allow you to maintain and possibly build (very very slowly) your muscle regardless of protein as long as you are getting some and other good healthy foods along with supplements and especially amino acids.

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Re: How many grams of protein

#3 Postby Skeering » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:36 am

Start off with 1g per pound of lean mass if you can. Then if that's fine, start to decrease it until you feel that you are not recovering as fast anymore. When that happens, you know how much/what type of protein you need. It's all trial and error.

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Re: How many grams of protein

#4 Postby Grizzly237 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:10 am

It's tough for me to hit 160 grams a day lets just say I go through a lot of protein powder. When I went lower around 100 gram I felt I lost mass and less recovery time from workout but I use unflavored bcaa that help me out a lot 2.

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Re: How many grams of protein

#5 Postby tylerpc73 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:56 am

If you can reach it, 1 g of protein per pound of body weight is ideal for bodybuilding
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