Exercise and Fitness: protein consumption for muscle building

The tutor looks into recommended daily protein intake for athletes.

I’ve been under the impression that around 50g protein per day would be adequate for me (175lb, active). However, from my investigation today, that’s too low, even for a sedentary person.

Here are some protein intake guidelines I’ve discovered:

  • Not very physically active: 0.36g protein per pound of body weight per day. For 175lb individual, that means 63g.
  • Active, trying to improve conditioning: 0.5g to 0.7g protein per lb body weight per day. For 175lb individual, comes to around 105g per day.
  • Competitive athelete: 0.7g to 0.8g protein per lb body weight per day. For 175lb individual, comes to around 131g per day.
  • Bodybuilding rule of thumb: 1g protein per lb body weight per day.

While I’m surprised by these figures, they seem merited by good sources. I’ll be following up about this topic:)

Source:

www.muscleforlife.com
www.mensfitness.com
www.builtlean.com

Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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