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Proper Protien Administration

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by MisterChase, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. MisterChase

    MisterChase Banned Banned

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    I'm relatively new to the protient consumption business, and have chosen ON [Optimum Nutrition] for the brand of choice. It was chosen largely because it is the No. 1 selling brand on bodybuilding.com, which seems to be a very noteworthy fame to claim. Plus, it looks pretty cool too [Gold Standard].
    Anyway, the question I have is in regards to the proper administration of protien, in terms of quantity and timely manners of consumption.

    At first, I obliged the directions of the container, without question and with trust. But then I came upon this article about protien, in a Mens Health magazine [this month], which advised that all a person really needs per day to build muscle, is approximately 30 grams. Well, this was a bit of a surprise to me, as I had been following directions to consume one gram of protien per pound of body weight. This means I've been consuming 220 grams of protien a day!
    The directions suggest that I divide that number [220] into 6, for it is recommended to eat that many meals a day, and to consume [in my case] 36 grams of protien per meal.

    So now with these two opposing ends of supposed 'supplemental-wisdom', I'm left wondering what the real deal is.
    Is ON playing some scam/ploy to get gullible souls to consume their products faster and buy more sooner? Or are they simply and honestly just working on a different, but tried and true principle?

    What's a man to do?


    [Personal relevant info:
    22 yrs old
    6'3
    220 lbs
    Medium/Average build
    Medium intensity work-outs 3-4 times a week]
     
  2. Timbaland

    Timbaland Black Belt

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    30 grams? Men's Health isn't very good in my opinion and in the eyes of my friends. Check out the website www.t-mag.com if you want info on dieting and training. The general rule that most weight lifters follow (1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight) can be a little excessive but you should be fine taking the amount you are. Remember though that you're already getting protein from your diet.
     
  3. Mav3rick

    Mav3rick White Belt Professional Fighter

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    I'm just curious where does this guidline in pounds come from anyway? Every text book, every class, every journal I have read is based in kilograms. The RDA recommendation for the average person is .8 grams of protein per KILOGRAM of bodyweight. Athletes tend to range from .8 - 1.7 per KILOGRAM of bodyweight. to find your bodyweight in kg's divide your bodyweight in pounds by 2.2
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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