How much whey protein should i take a day?

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  1. Motts

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    Just got my ON whey protein... using protein for the first time. It's 1gr/1lb of body weight right? How do i measure this stuff? It didnt come with a scoop and i dont see myself running out to the store to get one any time soon
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    The scoop should be in the middle of the bag somewhere if you got a big bag. The scoop is 70ccs.
     
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    Countless threads on amount to take, with varying opinions from the broly's to us normal people to nutritionists. My answer, it depends on what you weigh and your goals. I generally try to shoot for that number given my weight, ~170, but usually come in 20 or so less. Plus, some of us poor people cannot afford all that whey to supplement our tuna and chicken ;)
     
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    The scoop is in there... Just wash your hands and dig around a bit for it.

    As for how much to take, the 1g per lb of lean body mass seems to work well, maybe a tad more.
    But don't make the whey your primary source of protein. If you're taking in 200g per day then I would shoot to make ~ 50g of that come from whey (one scoop pre-workout and one scoop post).

    Some dudes here take in like 300-400g's but that seems ridiculous to me.
     
  5. Motts

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    wait, so if im ~160lbs, i should only get about 1 scoop a day?
     
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    No, go with 2 scoops. One pre-workout and one post-workout.

    But this depends on your goals too. If you're trying to just pack on as much weight and muscle as possible you'll need more food and protein in your diet.

    I generally try to not get more than 25% of my daily protein intake from whey though... unless of course I am cutting, in which case whey helps substantially to keep cals down and protein up.

    Whey protein "supplements" your diet... it shouldn't be your primary source of protein.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    word I shoot for a little over...



    Also I use maybe 50g whey on days that I train and 32g on days that I do not. the other 200g protein I get per day outside of my whey is from food, and it's not even hard to get that much in at 3500-4000 cals. I only use whey in the mornings because I'm too lazy to make eggs.
     
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    Yeah, sometimes I will go with 50g in the morning if I am in a hurry.
     
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    1 gram of protein per lb so if you weigh 150 lbs.. you need 150 grams of protein, either way the unused protein will get pissed out anyway.
     
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    i disagree with you rex. i eat fish and chicken and steak and do 4-8 scoops of whey a day and have been seeing great results. protein is protein, amirite?
     
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    Protein is protein.

    I prefer to get mine from food sources though.
     
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