[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
[quote]Alexis Smash wrote:
My question is the more protein consumed by an individual the better his gains? or is past a certain limit unnecessary[/quote]
Yes, there’s definitely a point of diminishing returns with protein intake. The good news is that, basically, you have to try to eat too much to come close to “too much”.
A general rule of thumb for guys looking to build muscle is to shoot for 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. Some guys will bump that up to 1.5, or sometimes 2 grams per pound in the most dedicated bulking phases. In your case, as a young dude who has a lot of room to fill out, you’ll be fine shooting for the higher end as long as your training is of decent intensity and volume.
Past that level of intake, you’re not really going to get an extra benefit (without some “anabolic support”) and you run the risk of “teaching” your body to use protein for fuel since it would be so abundant in the diet (especially since carbs and fat can be protein-sparing anyway).
For most people, eating too little protein is much more likely than eating too much, but either extreme can have negative effects. Of course, total calories, fat, and carb intake are also factors.
I didn’t run the exact numbers, but if that’s even 3,000 calories, I’d be surprised. Are you gaining bodyweight with this type of eating? At your height and weight, I’d expect you to need more, but if you are gaining consistently and significantly, then that’s that.
You need egg whites like I need an extra appendix. There’s no purpose. Eat whole eggs.
Even if you only have 45 minutes for a training session (which is flat-out incorrect unless you’re working 40 hours a week in addition to school), I’d consider a different approach. Most especially one that works your legs, beanpole. And I say that as a comrade over-6-footer. Leg training sucks, but do it anyway.[/quote]
Im not concerned about calories my diet has been shit my whole life so just by eating protein my body composition has improved drastically. Protein keeps me energized, carbs specifaclly make me feel like shit. Im dropping weigh in a year ive dropped 30 pounds. From reading they suggest to lose uncessary bodyfat before trying to “bulk”, so I atleast want to get to 10% bodyfat and start bulking from there. I train at home and dont have a squat rack so my leg training consist of sumo deadlifts and high rep squats.