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2004/03/04 13:04:01 (permalink)
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2 Questions about protein

1) I weight 140lbs. ASSUMING FOR WHATEVER REASON I CANNOT EAT THE RECOMMENDED BODY WEIGHT - PROTEIN RATIO. Would eating, say 100g protein per day be MUCh better than eating, say 50g protein per day ?

2) ASSUMING FOR WHATEVER REASON I CANNOT EAT THESE AMOUNTS EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK, Is it more likely beneficial to eat more protein 1 - 3 days after a workout, rather than 3 - 6 days after (this would seem like common sense to me) e.g. surely there's some gradual fall-off of growth as the rest period progresses ?
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    Cashman
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    RE: 2 Questions about protein 2004/03/04 15:36:13 (permalink)
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    1. yes. Though for the sake of a couple of tins of tuna you should try and get at least 1g per Ib bodyweight as your body needs protein to build muscle. It is IMO THE most important part of your diet for muscle growth.

    2. The secret to maximising use of protein is to get a constant flow of it in your diet. Try and get a little protein in every 3 hrs so that you keep your body continually processing it. Especially get some in before bed, 1st thing in the morning and after weights.

    Is there a significant reason as to why you can't take a form of protein frequently?
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    RE: 2 Questions about protein 2004/03/04 15:37:45 (permalink)
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    1) - of corse 100g a day of protein would be better than 50g a day.

    2) - you should be getting regular protein into the body everyday of the week , even when your not training.
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    RE: 2 Questions about protein 2004/03/04 16:17:59 (permalink)
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    Well, I shall try my best.. I do have some good Whey to help me (i realise its better from slower natural sources). 2 reasons hamper me a little.

    1) I've always found it hard to digest most types of fish (esp tuna/salmon), so tend to concentrate on beef/chicken.

    2) I'm doing the tricky juggle of building mass while trying to lose fat pretty intensively (lots of cardio, i realise the timing of this alongside the workouts is crucial). E.g. dont wanna be eating loads of eggs (and not keen on whites only at all)
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    RE: 2 Questions about protein 2004/03/04 16:49:14 (permalink)
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    I think that you shouldnt worry about mass if you want to cut as if you do manage to lose fat you will look bigger anyway.
    Also if you want to do ever you need to eat your protein.
    If your cutting I would be aiming to lower my carbs and eat at least 1.5grams of protein per lb of body weight.
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    RE: 2 Questions about protein 2004/03/05 10:09:11 (permalink)
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    That's fine then, just keep protein regular every 3 hrs (whey in milk is fine if solid food is inconvenient - work, etc). Lean chicken (no skin) is also excellent. When cutting you need to keep protein intake high to minimise any catabolysis.
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