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Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich

Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich

Calorie Surplus   43% (7)
1.5grams of Protein per lb of bodyweight   56% (9)

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2006/07/07 04:28:26 (permalink)
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Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich

I know this might be a totally useless question but what do you guys think is more important: A calorie surplus diet, or 1.5grams of protein for bodyweight, if you can only have one. I know ideally you would want both but I would think having enough protein would be more important? thoughts?
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/07 06:31:25 (permalink)
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    both

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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/07 10:09:10 (permalink)
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    With a large calorie deficit you cannot grow
    With low protein you can, but hard

    (in my opinion)

    So I'm going with calories being more important

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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/07 11:31:37 (permalink)
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    Calories.

    Muscle is made up of amino acids which are provided by the protein you eat. Your body has the ability to make the "non-essential" amino acids, but the essential ones must be supplied in the diet.

    You need enough non-protein calories to perform the work your muscles are doing. Protein is used for energy reluctantly by the body by changing it into glucose.

    So, muscle is built from protein, however, the energy to make muscles work are calories from glucose, fat and protein.
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/07 16:20:23 (permalink)
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    I'll say protein, as if the calories consisted of just carbs & fat, all you'd grow would be body-fat so a calorie surplus would give you a surplus of body-fat.
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/07 17:06:10 (permalink)
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    Perhaps protein for me. I don't need a surplus of calories. And I can't live without cheese.

    Then again, if I take the surplus then I do more exercise to compensate and get some protein from incomplete sources.. you can technically get enough protein though "non-protein" sources...


     
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/08 21:52:12 (permalink)
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    its interesting to see the responses here, aynone else have an opinion?
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/08 22:06:15 (permalink)
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    IMO its not a question that can be answered definitively as everyones goals are different
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/08 22:13:43 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    IMO its not a question that can be answered definitively as everyones goals are different


    Oh right, I guess i didnt think of that. Iam sure for cutting it would make sense. But for something like a clean bulk it wouldnt?
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/08 22:24:40 (permalink)
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    well carbs are protein sparing so 200g of protein maybe better than 300g of protein for a 200lb guy if the first diet has 500g of carbs opposed to 300g on the 300g of protein diet when trying to add muscle mass

    a surplus isnt needed to build muscle

    1.5g per lb is not required to build mass

    a calorie surplus doesnt assure new tissue growth

    a calorie surplus is detremental to many

    1.5g per lb is not enough for some cutting or bulking

    you cant cut generally in a calorie surplus

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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/08 22:29:45 (permalink)
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    The question is too open IMO. How big a defict is the 1.5g of pro per lb, how much protein does the calorie surplus diet have?
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    RE: Calorie Surplus vs. Protein Rich 2006/07/09 23:14:07 (permalink)
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    I know this might be a totally useless question

    Yep

    Can't believe people are actually answering this!

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