Ok, we all know that to gain weight, you need surplus calories. Check this out:
To gain one pound of muscle a week:
1 pound of muscle
= 0.45 kg
= 450 g
= 64 g a day (257 calories)
= 1,800 calories a week
All we need is 64g of protein a day. And that’s one pound a week. If you take it slower and try to put on one pound of LBM in two weeks, you only need 32g of protein a day!
Let’s assume the protein is not is efficiently utilized and you also need protein for other bodily functions. What warrants more than say 100g of protein a day?
Bill (Roberts), I recall you had a calculation regarding something to that matter in an old thread. I can’t seem to find it. Do you mind explaining again? Thanks.