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Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad

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2006/07/07 20:32:50 (permalink)

Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad

Hi.

This months copy of Muscular Development (usually a very good magasine, unlike many magasines full of fiction).

Anyway, there's a small piece in there which states that eating too much protein causes the body to produce Myostatin (the hormone which limits muscle growth). They said you should be eating 1g protein per KILO of bodyweight - which is much lower than I've heard before.

Any thoughts on this?

Also, shot in the dark, anyone know of any foods which can reduce Myostatin in the body? Just a thought.
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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/07 23:05:30 (permalink)
    Obviously none, but this sounds intriguing, so i'll bump up as i'd like to hear comments on this.

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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/08 00:00:49 (permalink)
    I've seen that written before, but as a requirement for an average person not a BodyBuilder. If correct, for a BB'r weighing 80kg, thats only 80g of protein which is 320 calories (1g protein = 4Calories)??...where's the rest of your daily calorie intake going to come from...it can only be carbs or fats???

    I think most articles will say 1-1.5g of protein per lb of body weight (although I'm never sure if this is total body-weight or 'lean-mass'?)


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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/08 00:05:26 (permalink)
    There have been studies where 1g of protein per lb bw is suitable for muscle gain whilst weight training. Read some articles about it off MT I think.

    Basically two placebo groups if I remember correctly, lasted I think 8 weeks with 2 different protein amounts. 1g was found the best, cant remember much though.

    To be honest mak, I think the general consensus is 1-1.5g as pointed out by AM. This is used by bb'ers world wide (well europe and usa lol from what I know) and it works. I know everyone is different blah blah blah, put I think that amount just generally works.
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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/08 21:13:26 (permalink)
    I wouldn't listen to this - it's one minor fact with no relevance that a magazine has picked up on to write an article which sounds very nice and interesting

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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/08 21:46:53 (permalink)
    well firstly some people are saying per kg, and some people here are using per lbs, can't we at least use the same measurement :)
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    RE: Too much protein = increased MYOSTATIN = bad 2006/07/09 00:55:42 (permalink)
    skinny - I'm not sure there is a definitive "it must be this" type answer. Most publications reference 'per lb' of bodyweight, but some other 'per kg'....so that for starters should convince you that its not an as exact science as we would like it to be.

    For me, it comes down to what gains are you personally seeing? I have been on about 250-275g protein a day for the past few months and currently weigh 308lbs - so with one measure its too much (the kg measure) and with another its just about enough (lbs measure).

    However I have made good gains over the past few months (strength and mass), so I will keep to this number whilst that is still happening. I think you need to forget numbers, and monitor how it is effecting your ability to lift & grow, and then adjust accordingly!

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